Modesto, CA (population: 203,882) has two physician assistant schools within its city limits. Computer Tutor Business and Technical Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a physician assistant program, has a total student population of 135. It is the 2564th highest ranked school in the USA and the 250th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Physician Assistant students from Modesto 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 Modesto area alone, there are 840 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $26,580. Physician assistants in this area earn $88,390/yr and there are ** employed.
Modesto lies in Stanislaus county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Modesto area has 156,400 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,120 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Modesto are held by physician assistants, and 5/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 2 physician assistant schools in Modesto, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Modesto Junior College comes out as the most expensive ($6,882/yr) for physician assistant students, with Computer Tutor Business and Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $6,432/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Modesto|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||53.4 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||56.6 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||57.4 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||58.7 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||59.8 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||63.6 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||67.2 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||69.3 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||72.7 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||74.9 miles|