California contains six schools that offer optician programs. American Career College, the highest-ranking optician school in CA, has a total student population of 1,764 and is the 808th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 optician schools in California, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, American Career College comes out as the most expensive ($20,664/yr), with Martinez Adult Education as the lowest recorded at only $5,888/yr.
Optician students from California schools who go on to become opticians, eye doctors, optics scientists, optics professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 60,840 people working as opticians, dispensing alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $34,790. Also, Therapists make on average $54,400 per year and there are about 13,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the California alone, there are 1,250 employed therapists earning an average yearly salary of $48,980. Opticians, dispensing in this state earn $37,460/yr and there are 6,080 employed.
Also, within the optician schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from optician, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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