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Allied Travel June 28, 2012

By Brent Nau

Traveling California As A Physical Therapist

Working as a Physical Therapist is a rewarding profession that helps many people in need of specialized care. A terrific opportunity is to combine work with pleasure. That can be a real possibility with travel physical therapy assignments. There are many exciting adventures as well as excellent physical therapy jobs in California. This state is an awesome place to explore the spectacular sites and scenery. There are many cities that have amazing attractions along with plenty of available travel therapy positions. People who want to see this golden land should consider taking on a 13 week (or longer) travel assignment through the great state of California. We have put together some data on the quality of life for the top 15 largest incorporated cities in California.

Interesting Facts About California

  • Three out of ten largest U.S. cities are in California: Los Angeles, San Diego, and Jose
  • The average price of wine in California is 22.6% lower than the national average
  • California contains the lowest and the highest points in the continental U.S.
  • Theme parks (Disneyland) were invented in California

 

Median Salary of Physical Therapists

City

Population

Rank

Median Salary

Cost of Living

Anaheim

336,265

#10

$82,904

143

Bakersfield

347,483

#9

$77,772

104

Chula Vista

243,916

#14

$79,151

135

Fremont

214,089

#15

$92,095

174

Fresno

510,365

#5

$77,192

109

Long Beach

462,257

#7

$82,904

141

Los Angeles

3,792,621

#1

$82,403

147

Oakland

390,724

#8

$84,993

143

Riverside

303,871

#12

$78,425

118

Sacramento

489,488

#6

$79,816

114

San Diego

1,307,402

#2

$79,151

139

San Francisco

805,235

#4

$90,146

185

San Jose

945,942

#3

$92,095

172

Santa Ana

324,528

#11

$82,904

130

Stockton

291,707

#13

$82,125

108

Note: Cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means the city is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means the city is more expensive.

California Weather

City

Air Quality

Rainfall

Clear Days

High Temp

Low Temp

Anaheim

70%

11.23

44%

84

45.2

Bakersfield

18%

6.49

52%

96.9

39.3

Chula Vista

40%

9.95

40%

76.1

46.1

Fremont

72%

14.85

44%

78.3

42

Fresno

29%

11.23

53%

96.6

38.4

Long Beach

28%

12.94

44%

82.9

46

Los Angeles

28%

18.68

40%

76.9

49.4

Oakland

72%

22.94

44%

72.7

44.7

Riverside

31%

10.22

44%

94.1

42.7

Sacramento

64%

19.87

52%

93.8

41.3

San Diego

40%

10.77

40%

75.8

49.7

San Francisco

83%

22.28

44%

68.2

46.4

San Jose

70%

15.08

44%

84.3

41.7

Santa Ana

70%

13.84

44%

82.7

46.6

Stockton

66%

16.6

50%

92.3

36.4

Air Quality Index (% of days ranked as good)
Annual Rainfall (inches)
% Clear Days in the area

Leisure and Culture

City

Movies

Restaurants

Golf

Libraries

Museums

Ski

Anaheim

87

11,306

259

158

18

7

Bakersfield

5

866

19

14

2

5

Chula Vista

27

3,564

75

70

11

0

Fremont

44

5,981

159

123

16

0

Fresno

10

1,546

31

35

2

5

Long Beach

100

14,112

234

226

16

7

Los Angeles

214

19,713

261

324

16

8

Oakland

100

8,883

163

196

16

0

Riverside

33

3,939

182

72

6

7

Sacramento

24

3,182

89

80

2

17

San Diego

42

5,680

122

101

11

6

San Francisco

90

7,162

131

178

13

0

San Jose

41

5,120

144

108

9

0

Santa Ana

65

7,802

214

96

11

7

Stockton

7

1,094

63

18

1

10

Movie Theaters (within 15 miles)
Restaurants (within 15 miles)
Public Golf Courses (within 30 miles)
Libraries (within 15 miles)
Museums (within 30 miles)
Ski Resorts (within 100 miles)

Sources:
http://www.salary.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_California_cities_by_population
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2011/index.html
http://geography.about.com
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