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Allied Health Professions Schools in California

9,548 students earned Allied Health degrees in California in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Allied Health Professions is the 16th most popular major in the state out of a total 325 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Allied Health Professions Majors in California

Allied Health majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 3,383
Associate’s Degree 3,332
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 1,823
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 1,823
Master’s Degree 541
Bachelor’s Degree 469

Gender Distribution

In California, a allied health major is more popular with women than with men.

Allied Health Professions Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of allied health majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 10.8%
  • Black or African American: 4.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 36.6%
  • White: 39.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.1%
  • Other Races: 9.2%
Allied Health Professions Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Allied Health Professions Grads in California

In this state, there are 131,630 people employed in jobs related to an allied health degree, compared to 1,414,230 nationwide.

Allied Health Professions Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Allied Health Professions Jobs in California

A typical salary for a allied health grad in the state is $79,640, compared to a typical salary of $61,540 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 152 colleges in California that offer allied health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

681 Degrees in Major Awarded
20,000 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $27,100 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $6,229. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

438 Degrees in Major Awarded
821 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $29,213. 77% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

395 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,275 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $24,700 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 78% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

#4

Palomar College

San Marcos
379 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,917 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 66% of students receive it. 26% of the teachers are full time. A typical student attending Palomar College will pay a net price of $4,061.

#5

Butte College

Oroville
284 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,872 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $3,888. 72% of students get financical aid. 23 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

271 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,552 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $24,600 a year. 60% of students get financical aid.

#7

Oxnard College

Oxnard
252 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,418 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $22,700 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 31 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 88% get financial aid.

#8

Bakersfield College

Bakersfield
208 Degrees in Major Awarded
24,589 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $22,400 after graduation. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 84% of students receive it. 54% of the teachers are full time.

201 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,687 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. 85% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate is 5.80% which is lower than average.

181 Degrees in Major Awarded
640 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 40%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. The student loan default rate is 3.30% which is lower than average.

Allied Health Professions Careers in CA

Some of the careers allied health majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Physician Assistants 34% $118,500
Health Specialties Professors 30% $142,500
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 26% $91,380
Respiratory Therapists 25% $78,560
Health Technologists and Technicians 24% $44,850
Athletic Trainers 24% $56,910
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 23% $91,660
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 21% $32,050
Surgical Technologists 15% $60,340
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 14% $56,520
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 12% $112,890
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 12% $68,510
Radiation Therapists 9% $112,870

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to allied health.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Nursing 17,690
Allied Health Services 14,969
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 7,457
Health/Medical Admin Services 6,979
Public Health 4,119
Dental Support Services 3,843
Health Sciences & Services 3,841
Mental & Social Health Services 3,164

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