Laguna, CA (population: 60,976) has forty-five physician assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Cambridge Junior College, the highest ranked school in this group with a physician assistant program, has a total student population of 188. It is the 1040th highest ranked school in the USA and the 70th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Physician Assistant students from Laguna 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.
Of the 45 physician assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Laguna, only 24 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) for physician assistant students, with Lake Tahoe Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,820/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Laguna|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||12.0 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||14.0 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||49.3 miles|
|Yuba City||CA||62,588||1||36.3939||5||51.0 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||60.2 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||63.2 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||65.5 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||71.9 miles|