California contains 138 schools that offer physician assistant programs. University of Southern California, the highest-ranking physician assistant school in CA, has a total student population of 34,824 and is the 10th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 138 physician assistant schools in California, only 20 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CSI Career College comes out as the most expensive ($44,912/yr), with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest recorded at only $2,897/yr.
Physician Assistant students from California schools who go on to become physician assistants. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 76,900 people working as physician assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $84,830. Also, Medical assistants make on average $29,450 per year and there are about 495,970 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the California alone, there are 76,290 employed medical assistants earning an average yearly salary of $30,980. Physician assistants in this state earn $91,670/yr and there are 8,020 employed.
Also, within the physician assistant schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from physician assistant, 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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