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Medicine Schools in California

1,121 Medicine students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Medicine is the 112th most popular major out of a total 325 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Medicine Majors in California

Medicine majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1,121
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1,121
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1,121

Gender Distribution

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

Medicine Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of medicine majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 32.0%
  • Black or African American: 5.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13.8%
  • White: 31.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.3%
  • Other Races: 16.3%
Medicine Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Medicine Grads in California

In this state, there are 46,040 people employed in jobs related to a medicine degree, compared to 503,310 nationwide.

Medicine Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Medicine Jobs in California

Medicine grads earn an average of $197,860 in the state and $203,880 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 9 colleges in California that offer medicine degrees. Learn about the most popular 9 below:

190 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
47,310 Total Students

69% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Most students complete their degree in 4.18 years. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.60%.

#2

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda
164 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,448 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 92% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 0.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Graduates earn an average $72,000 after graduation.

162 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
44,537 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $44,500 after earning their degree at this institution. 64% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending UCLA will pay a net price of $14,171.

162 Degrees in Major Awarded

The student loan default rate is 0.40% which is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $95,400 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 59%.

112 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
37,887 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $43,400 a year.

110 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
36,032 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 1.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 81% of the teachers are full time.

94 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
38,167 Total Students

67% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. It takes the average student 4.42 years to graduate.

88 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
17,381 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $70,400 after graduation. 99% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
23,922 Total Students

87% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.40 years. This public school has an average net price of $12,743.

Medicine Careers in CA

Some of the careers medicine majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Family and General Practitioners 12% $195,060
Physicians and Surgeons 10% $204,190

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Nursing 17,690
Allied Health Services 14,969
Allied Health Professions 9,548
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

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