Encinitas, CA (population: 61,488) has fifty-seven 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 Encinitas 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 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area alone, there are 6,930 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $30,790. Physician assistants in this area earn $87,410/yr and there are 1,010 employed.
Encinitas 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 Encinitas are held by physician assistants, and 5/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 57 physician assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Encinitas, only 34 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 Encinitas|
|San Marcos||CA||82,614||4||36.7693||363||8.1 miles|
|San Diego||CA||1,309,749||32||21.506||824||18.0 miles|
|Chula Vista||CA||226,606||2||21.0599||146||31.7 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||41.8 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||43.0 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||44.8 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||45.1 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||45.5 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||52.4 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||57.0 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||60.6 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||64.7 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||65.1 miles|
|Palm Desert||CA||52,240||2||19.2411||98||69.2 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||69.6 miles|
|Cathedral City||CA||53,114||0||-||0||71.0 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||72.9 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||73.0 miles|