Stockton, CA (population: 291,422) has three physician assistant schools within its city limits. MTI Business College Inc, the highest ranked school in the city with a physician assistant program, has a total student population of 227. It is the 1408th highest ranked school in the USA and the 116th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Physician Assistant students from Stockton 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 Stockton area alone, there are 1,050 employed medical assistants earning an average salary of $30,110. Physician assistants in this area earn $90,010/yr and there are 70 employed.
Stockton lies in San Joaquin county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Stockton area has 208,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Stockton are held by physician assistants, and 5/1000 are held by medical assistants.
Of the 3 physician assistant schools in Stockton, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, MTI Business College Inc comes out as the most expensive ($16,956/yr) for physician assistant students, with San Joaquin Delta College as the lowest, reported at only $6,677/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Stockton|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||40.1 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||42.8 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||43.6 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||44.7 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||46.5 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||49.3 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||55.0 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||55.0 miles|