Sonora, CA has one physician assistant school within its city limits. Columbia College has a total student population of 3,629. It is the 5536th highest ranked school in the USA and the 531st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Physician Assistant students from Sonora 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 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 180 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $29,580. Physician assistants in this area earn $105,230/yr and there are ** employed.
Sonora lies in Tuolumne county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area has 42,860 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.7% unemployment rate, $20.61/hr average worker wage, and a $42,870 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Sonora are held by physician assistants, and 4.284/1000 are held by medical assistants.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Columbia College ends up costing a student $10,322/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sonora|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||65.6 miles|
|South Lake Tahoe||CA||-||1||18.5751||60||69.1 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||74.9 miles|
|Carson City||NV||54,870||1||8.29894||62||87.8 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||90.6 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||93.3 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||93.4 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||93.6 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||96.8 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||98.4 miles|