South San Francisco, CA (population: 64,345) has four exercise physiology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of California-Davis, the highest ranked school in this group with an exercise physiology program, has a total student population of 31,247. It is the 41st highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Exercise Physiology students from South San Francisco schools who go on to become exercise physiologists, training specialists, athletic trainers, athletes, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 174,490 people working as physical therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,220. Also, Physical scientists make on average $94,880 per year and there are about 25,310 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City Metropolitan area alone, there are 270 employed physical scientists earning an average salary of $106,920. Physical therapists in this area earn $95,500/yr and there are 770 employed.
South San Francisco lies in San Mateo county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City Metropolitan area has 982,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $30/hr average worker wage, and a $61,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in South San Francisco are held by physical therapists, and 0/1000 are held by physical scientists.
Of the 4 exercise physiology schools with a 100-mile radius of South San Francisco, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Notre Dame de Namur University comes out as the most expensive ($26,119/yr) for exercise physiology students, with University of California-Davis as the lowest, reported at only $13,238/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from South San Francisco|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||7.8 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||9.2 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||15.2 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||20.0 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||22.3 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||26.6 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||31.8 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||40.0 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||52.1 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||78.2 miles|