Garden Grove, CA (population: 167,800) has fifty-three gerontology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Southern California, the highest ranked school in this group with a gerontology program, has a total student population of 34,824. It is the 10th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Gerontology students from Garden Grove 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.
Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove are held by life, physical, and social science employees, and 0/1000 are held by rehabilitation counselors.
Of the 53 gerontology schools with a 100-mile radius of Garden Grove, only 40 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pitzer College comes out as the most expensive ($28,477/yr) for gerontology students, with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $2,897/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Garden Grove|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||4.9 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||8.1 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||11.5 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||12.8 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||15.2 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||17.5 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||17.8 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||18.9 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||19.3 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||19.7 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||21.1 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||21.4 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||22.9 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||23.0 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||24.8 miles|