California Camera Operators: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Camera Operators in California

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Fast Facts for Camera Operators in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Oakland
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Santa Ana, San Jose and Sacramento
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento

Salaries for Camera Operators in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Oakland, Santa Ana and San Francisco

Schools for Camera Operators in California are listed below.

Selected Camera Operator Schools in California

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Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego

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  • Programs: Digital Filmmaking & Video Production (BS), Digital Photography (AS), Digital Photography (BFA)
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Associate

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Los Angeles

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  • Degrees: Master

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More California Camera Operator Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Biola University La Mirada Doctorate & First Professional 5,830
Butte College Oroville Associate 12,228
California State University-Fullerton Fullerton Doctorate 37,130
California State University-Long Beach Long Beach Doctorate 36,868
California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles Doctorate 21,051
California State University-Monterey Bay Seaside Masters 4,080
California State University-Northridge Northridge Doctorate 35,446
Cerritos College Norwalk Associate 22,273
Chabot College Hayward Associate 13,229
Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga Associate 18,736
City College of San Francisco San Francisco Associate 46,411
College of San Mateo San Mateo Associate 10,516
College of the Canyons Santa Clarita Associate 17,499
College of the Siskiyous Weed Associate 2,782
Cosumnes River College Sacramento Associate 12,967
Cuesta College San Luis Obispo Associate 10,920
De Anza College Cupertino Associate 24,115
Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill Associate 19,768
El Camino College Torrance Associate 24,895
Foothill College Los Altos Hills Associate 18,132
Fullerton College Fullerton Associate 20,719
Gavilan College Gilroy Associate 6,049
Glendale Community College Glendale Glendale Associate 16,827
Golden West College Huntington Beach Associate 13,354
Grossmont College El Cajon Associate 17,359
Laney College Oakland Associate 11,745
Long Beach City College Long Beach Associate 25,536
Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Associate 17,204
Los Angeles Valley College Valley Glen Associate 17,264
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 8,977
Modesto Junior College Modesto Associate 18,546
Moorpark College Moorpark Associate 14,495
Mt San Antonio College Walnut Associate 29,842
Napa Valley College Napa Associate 7,169
Ohlone College Fremont Associate 11,083
Oxnard College Oxnard Associate 6,803
Palomar College San Marcos Associate 27,222
Pasadena City College Pasadena Associate 26,672
Pepperdine University Malibu Doctorate & First Professional 7,582
Rio Hondo College Whittier Associate 21,041
Riverside Community College Riverside Associate 30,961
Saddleback College Mission Viejo Associate 18,371
San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino Associate 12,839
San Diego City College San Diego Associate 17,013
San Diego State University San Diego Doctorate 35,695
San Francisco State University San Francisco Doctorate 30,125
San Joaquin Delta College Stockton Associate 18,668
San Jose State University San Jose Masters 31,906
Santa Ana College Santa Ana Associate 33,514
Santa Monica College Santa Monica Associate 28,958
Santiago Canyon College Orange Associate 14,085
Solano Community College Fairfield Associate 11,163
University of La Verne La Verne Doctorate & First Professional 7,370
Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa Masters 2,254
West Hills College-Coalinga Coalinga Associate 2,833
West Valley College Saratoga Associate 11,210
Yuba College Marysville Associate 9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Camera Operators

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Camera Operators

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Camera Operators relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


San Francisco 230 $57650 0.72
Oakland 230 $57650 0.72
Hayward 230 $57650 0.72
Sacramento 60 $59620 0.48
Roseville 60 $59620 0.48
Arden 60 $59620 0.48
Arcade 60 $59620 0.48
San Diego 140 $0 0.69
Carlsbad 140 $0 0.69
Los Angeles 4390 $59910 5.36
Long Beach 4390 $59910 5.36
Anaheim 4390 $59910 5.36
Santa Rosa 40 $28450 1.57
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