Milpitas, CA (population: 69,900) has forty-five physician assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Central Coast College, the highest ranked school in this group with a physician assistant program, has a total student population of 191. It is the 1055th highest ranked school in the USA and the 72nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Physician Assistant students from Milpitas 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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area alone, there are 3,470 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $37,210. Physician assistants in this area earn $112,020/yr and there are 170 employed.
Milpitas lies in Santa Clara county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area has 888,960 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $32/hr average worker wage, and a $66,780 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Milpitas are held by physician assistants, and 4/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 45 physician assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Milpitas, 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 De Anza College as the lowest, reported at only $3,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Milpitas|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||6.0 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||9.3 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||13.8 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||21.5 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||24.0 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||24.7 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||32.9 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||33.1 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||33.5 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||38.7 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||80.3 miles|