Fullerton, CA (population: 133,165) has two gerontology schools within its city limits. California State University-Fullerton, the highest ranked school in the city with a gerontology program, has a total student population of 36,262. It is the 1022nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 67th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about gerontology programs in Fullerton, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of gerontology professors at California State University such as Peggy Weatherspoon.
Gerontology students from Fullerton schools who go on to become gerontologists, physicians, clinical dietitians, medical staff physicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,308,380 people working as life, physical, and social science employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,660. Also, Rehabilitation counselors make on average $34,710 per year and there are about 112,690 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area alone, there are 340 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average salary of $35,840. Life, physical, and social science employees in this area earn $68,120/yr and there are 14,780 employed.
Fullerton lies in Orange county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area has 1,433,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 10 out of every 1000 jobs in Fullerton are held by life, physical, and social science employees, and 0/1000 are held by rehabilitation counselors.
Of the 2 gerontology schools in Fullerton, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fullerton College comes out as the most expensive ($5,967/yr) for gerontology students, with California State University-Fullerton as the lowest, reported at only $4,874/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fullerton|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||7.1 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||9.2 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||10.8 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||11.8 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||11.8 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||12.1 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||14.6 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||14.6 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||17.2 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||17.9 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||19.0 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||24.3 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||24.7 miles|