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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 inCalifornia:Los Angeles,San Diego, andSan 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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