San Francisco, CA (population: 817,411) has five music therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of the Pacific, the highest ranked school in this group with a music therapy program, has a total student population of 6,401. It is the 228th highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Music Therapy students from San Francisco schools who go on to become music therapists, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, art therapists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 80,790 people working as art, drama, and music teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $68,230. Also, Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees make on average $51,720 per year and there are about 1,745,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City Metropolitan area alone, there are 28,280 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average salary of $70,780. Art, drama, and music teachers in this area earn $98,930/yr and there are 1,400 employed.
San Francisco lies in San Francisco 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 San Francisco are held by art, drama, and music teachers, and 29/1000 are held by arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees.
Of the 5 music therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of San Francisco, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of the Pacific comes out as the most expensive ($25,776/yr) for music therapy students, with William Jessup University as the lowest, reported at only $19,849/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Francisco|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||7.8 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||16.4 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||16.9 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||21.7 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||24.1 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||26.3 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||38.2 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||46.3 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||59.8 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||73.4 miles|