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Physical Therapy Schools in California

1,318 Physical Therapy students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Physical Therapy is the 15th most popular major out of a total 169 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Physical Therapy Majors in California

Physical Therapy majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1,314
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1,314
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1,314
Master’s Degree 4

Gender Distribution

In California, a physical therapy major is more popular with women than with men.

Physical Therapy Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of physical therapy majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 20.5%
  • Black or African American: 3.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.8%
  • White: 49.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.6%
  • Other Races: 9.9%
Physical Therapy Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Physical Therapy Grads in California

There are 32,170 people in the state and 428,080 people in the nation working in physical therapy jobs.

Physical Therapy Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Physical Therapy Jobs in California

In this state, physical therapy grads earn an average of $97,110. Nationwide, they make an average of $88,880.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 18 colleges in California that offer physical therapy degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

508 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,353 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 22% are considered full time. The 0.90% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#2

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda
121 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,462 Total Students

The 0.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. 92% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 3 to 1.

108 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
48,321 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $53,800 after earning their degree at this institution. 69% of students get financical aid.

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
9,850 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $43,900 after graduation. 88% of students get financical aid.

63 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,792 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $108,100 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 83%. The student loan default rate is 0.30% which is lower than average.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
9,297 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 40%. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
29,032 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.30% which is lower than average. 23 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $38,000 after graduation.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,180 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 0.40%. In their early career, UCSF grads earn an average salary of $95,400. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 59% are considered full time.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
580 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 60% of the teachers are full time.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
35,544 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,700 a year. The student loan default rate is 2.90% which is lower than average. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,287.

Physical Therapy Careers in CA

Some of the careers physical therapy majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 30% $142,500
Physical Therapists 29% $97,610

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to physical therapy.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Occupational Therapy 952
Rehabilitation Counseling 183
Recreational Therapy 26
Orthotist/Prosthetist 15
Music Therapy 12
Art Therapy 3
Rehabilitation Science 2

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