Escondido, CA (population: 139,583) has fifteen physical therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Southern California, the highest ranked school in this group with a physical therapy program, has a total student population of 34,824. It is the 10th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Physical Therapy students from Escondido schools who go on to become physical therapists, PTs, exercise physiologists, physical therapy assistants, 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 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area alone, there are 490 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $22,980. Physical therapists in this area earn $80,920/yr and there are 1,190 employed.
Escondido 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 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Escondido are held by physical therapists, and 0/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 15 physical therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Escondido, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pacific College comes out as the most expensive ($37,154/yr) for physical therapy students, with Cerritos College as the lowest, reported at only $3,650/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Escondido|
|San Marcos||CA||82,614||4||36.7693||363||5.8 miles|
|San Diego||CA||1,309,749||32||21.506||824||23.2 miles|
|Chula Vista||CA||226,606||2||21.0599||146||35.3 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||39.4 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||45.3 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||46.7 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||48.4 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||49.7 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||56.5 miles|
|Palm Desert||CA||52,240||2||19.2411||98||57.0 miles|
|Cathedral City||CA||53,114||0||-||0||59.3 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||60.8 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||64.3 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||65.7 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||67.8 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||69.5 miles|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||70.3 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||73.2 miles|