Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has two physical therapy assistant schools within its city limits. Fresno Pacific University, the highest ranked school in the city with a physical therapy assistant program, has a total student population of 2,668. It is the 326th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Physical Therapy Assistant students from Fresno schools who go on to become physical therapy assistants, exercise physiologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 174,490 people working as physical therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,220. Also, Physical therapist aides make on average $24,990 per year and there are about 44,160 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Fresno area alone, there are 160 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $25,510. Physical therapists in this area earn $78,150/yr and there are 430 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by physical therapists, and 0/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 2 physical therapy assistant schools in Fresno, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fresno Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($17,068/yr) for physical therapy assistant students, with California State University-Fresno as the lowest, reported at only $5,579/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fresno|