San Diego, CA (population: 1,309,749) has three gerontology schools within its city limits. San Diego State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a gerontology program, has a total student population of 32,817. It is the 706th highest ranked school in the USA and the 44th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about gerontology programs in San Diego, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of gerontology professors at San Diego State University such as Colin Depp.
Gerontology students from San Diego 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 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area alone, there are 610 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average salary of $33,280. Life, physical, and social science employees in this area earn $72,190/yr and there are 26,050 employed.
San Diego lies in San Diego county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area has 1,279,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,860 average annual salary. Thus, about 20 out of every 1000 jobs in San Diego are held by life, physical, and social science employees, and 0/1000 are held by rehabilitation counselors.
Of the 3 gerontology schools in San Diego, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, San Diego Mesa College comes out as the most expensive ($8,010/yr) for gerontology students, with San Diego City College as the lowest, reported at only $6,682/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Diego|
|Chula Vista||CA||226,606||2||21.0599||146||13.7 miles|
|San Marcos||CA||82,614||4||36.7693||363||22.9 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||59.4 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||60.4 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||62.7 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||62.7 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||62.9 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||69.6 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||74.3 miles|
|Palm Desert||CA||52,240||2||19.2411||98||77.3 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||77.9 miles|
|Cathedral City||CA||53,114||0||-||0||80.8 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||82.2 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||83.1 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||87.6 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||89.8 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||91.0 miles|