Chino, CA (population: 84,585) has sixty-six physician assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Southern California, the highest ranked school in this group with a physician assistant 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).
Physician Assistant students from Chino 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 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area alone, there are 6,980 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $26,710. Physician assistants in this area earn $82,540/yr and there are 780 employed.
Chino lies in San Bernardino county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area has 1,197,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Chino are held by physician assistants, and 6/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 66 physician assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Chino, only 32 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College-Ontario comes out as the most expensive ($42,283/yr) for physician assistant students, with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $2,897/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chino|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||4.4 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||6.9 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||7.7 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||9.5 miles|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||10.3 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||12.9 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||16.1 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||22.2 miles|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||24.6 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||25.6 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||26.7 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||27.6 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||27.8 miles|