Ontario, CA (population: 174,731) has thirteen mental health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of California-Los Angeles, the highest ranked school in this group with a mental health program, has a total student population of 38,550. It is the 7th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of California.
Mental Health students from Ontario schools who go on to become psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 98,330 people working as clinical, counseling, and school psychologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,310. Also, Psychiatrists make on average $163,660 per year and there are about 22,210 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area alone, there are 160 employed psychiatrists earning an average salary of $210,000. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in this area earn $83,210/yr and there are 1,670 employed.
Ontario lies in San Bernardino county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area has 1,197,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Ontario are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists, and 0/1000 are held by psychiatrists.
Of the 13 mental health schools with a 100-mile radius of Ontario, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Southern California comes out as the most expensive ($25,638/yr) for mental health students, with Hacienda La Puente Adult Education as the lowest, reported at only $1,200/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ontario|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||5.4 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||9.7 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||9.7 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||14.4 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||17.2 miles|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||19.4 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||20.9 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||27.4 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||30.5 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||30.6 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||31.1 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||31.4 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||32.1 miles|