Physical therapists are medical professionals that perform a range of functions in a hospital or clinical setting to help patients recover from physical injuries and surgery. It is common for students interested in this career to get their bachelor’s degree before pursuing state licensing and applying to full-time roles.
California has over 22,000 practicing physical therapists that receive compensation that can exceed $100,000 annually. Students that choose to pursue this career must be observant, communicative, and tactile to work with patients of all ages.
Students can earn their bachelor’s degree in person and most programs require hands-on job training to simulate interactions with patients and prepare them for their future roles.Click Here to See the Best Colleges in the US
University of Southern California offers 3 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 107 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 106 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Master's degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|San Diego State University San Diego, CA||38 : 1||36,334|
|Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA||20 : 1||9,006|
|University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA||22 : 1||46,287|
|Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA||39 : 1||3,995|
|California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA||37 : 1||40,069|