With an overall population of 399,484 and a student population of 28,906, approximately 1,400 of Oakland students attend one of Oakland's schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Samuel Merritt University is the largest physical therapy school in Oakland, based on student population. In 2010, Samuel Merritt University graduated approximately 34 students from its physical therapy program.
A total of 34 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy from physical therapy schools in Oakland in 2010.
If you decide to work as a physical therapist in Oakland, your job prospects are good. There were 15,300 physical therapists working in California and 940 working in the greater Oakland area in 2010. The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Oakland will increase by 28% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Oakland is $90,460 per year, which is higher than the average for physical therapists state-wide.