Sonora, CA has fifteen safety schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Western Career College-Pleasant Hill, the highest ranked school in this group with a safety program, has a total student population of 615. It is the 1383rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 112th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Safety students from Sonora schools who go on to become safety specialists, safety control managers, health safety specialists, occupational safety specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,850 people working as occupational health and safety specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,200. Also, Environmental scientists and specialists, including health make on average $67,360 per year and there are about 83,530 of them employed in the US today.
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.
Of the 15 safety schools with a 100-mile radius of Sonora, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Career College-Pleasant Hill comes out as the most expensive ($25,515/yr) for safety students, with Las Positas College as the lowest, reported at only $5,713/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|