California Clergy: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Clergy in California

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Fast Facts for Clergy in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz and Riverside
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Santa Barbara, Salinas and Santa Ana
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Riverside, San Diego and Santa Ana

Salaries for Clergy in California

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

Schools for Clergy in California are listed below.

Selected Clergy Schools in California

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Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: MAR: Evangelism & Church Planting, M.Div: Leadership, MA Theological Studies: Theology, more...
  • Degrees: Master

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

  • Programs: Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry - Biblical Studies, Master of Arts in Ministry - Practical Theology, Master of Arts in Ministry - Pastoral Care and Counseling, more...
  • Degrees: Associate, Master, Bachelor
Argosy University
Alameda, Los Angeles, Ontario, Orange, Phoenix, San Diego

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Programs: Liberal Arts (BA) (Online), Liberal Arts (BA)
  • Degrees: Bachelor
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More California Clergy Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
American Baptist Seminary of the West Berkeley Masters 58
Azusa Pacific University Azusa Doctorate 8,084
Bethany University Scotts Valley Masters 537
Bethel Seminary San Diego San Diego Masters & First Professional 190
Bethesda Christian University Anaheim Masters & First Professional 345
Biola University La Mirada Doctorate & First Professional 5,830
California Baptist University Riverside Masters 3,775
California State University-Bakersfield Bakersfield Masters 7,700
California State University-Chico Chico Masters 17,034
California State University-Fullerton Fullerton Doctorate 37,130
California State University-Long Beach Long Beach Doctorate 36,868
California State University-Northridge Northridge Doctorate 35,446
Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga Associate 18,736
Chapman University Orange Doctorate 6,022
Church Divinity School of the Pacific Berkeley Doctorate & First Professional 114
Claremont Graduate University Claremont Doctorate 2,127
Claremont McKenna College Claremont Bachelor 1,135
Claremont School of Theology Claremont Doctorate & First Professional 435
Concordia University Irvine Irvine Masters 2,392
Crafton Hills College Yucaipa Associate 5,382
Dominican University of California San Rafael Masters 2,125
Franciscan School of Theology Berkeley Masters & First Professional 81
Fresno Pacific University Fresno Masters 2,391
Fuller Theological Seminary in California Pasadena Doctorate & First Professional 3,024
Fullerton College Fullerton Associate 20,719
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Los Angeles Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 92
Holy Names University Oakland Masters 1,114
Hope International University Fullerton Masters 974
Humboldt State University Arcata Masters 7,773
Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley Berkeley Doctorate & First Professional 173
King's College and Seminary Van Nuys Doctorate 531
Life Pacific College San Dimas Bachelor 459
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 8,977
Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary Fresno Masters & First Professional 151
Mount St Mary's College Los Angeles Doctorate 2,366
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont Masters 1,491
Occidental College Los Angeles Masters 1,877
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa Associate 24,424
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Berkeley Masters & First Professional 117
Pacific School of Religion Berkeley Doctorate & First Professional 214
Pacific Union College Angwin Masters 1,363
Patten University Oakland Masters 758
Pepperdine University Malibu Doctorate & First Professional 7,582
Pitzer College Claremont Bachelor 999
Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego Masters 3,480
Pomona College Claremont Bachelor 1,547
Saint Marys College of California Moraga Doctorate 3,801
San Diego Christian College El Cajon Bachelor 489
San Diego State University San Diego Doctorate 35,695
San Francisco Theological Seminary San Anselmo Doctorate & First Professional 459
San Jose State University San Jose Masters 31,906
Santa Clara University Santa Clara Doctorate & First Professional 8,685
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Associate 25,626
Scripps College Claremont Bachelor 920
Simpson University Redding Masters 1,076
Southern California Seminary El Cajon Doctorate & First Professional 195
Stanford University Stanford Doctorate & First Professional 19,782
The Master's College and Seminary Santa Clarita Doctorate & First Professional 1,511
Trinity Life Bible College Sacramento Bachelor 242
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley Doctorate & First Professional 34,940
University of California-Davis Davis Doctorate & First Professional 29,796
University of California-Irvine Irvine Doctorate & First Professional 26,483
University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 37,476
University of California-Riverside Riverside Doctorate 17,187
University of California-San Diego La Jolla Doctorate & First Professional 27,020
University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Doctorate 21,410
University of San Diego San Diego Doctorate 7,504
University of Southern California Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 33,408
University of the Pacific Stockton Doctorate 6,235
Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa Masters 2,254
Westminster Theological Seminary in California Escondido Masters 147
Westmont College Santa Barbara Bachelor 1,337
Whittier College Whittier Masters & First Professional 1,985
William Jessup University Rocklin Bachelor 515
World Mission University Los Angeles Masters & First Professional 249

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Clergy

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:

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Clergy 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


Bakersfield 110 $60410 1.09
Fresno 180 $0 1.47
Chico 40 $32790 1.5
Oxnard 50 $58940 0.49
Thousand Oaks 50 $58940 0.49
Ventura 50 $58940 0.49
Riverside 380 $45800 0.82
San Bernardino 380 $45800 0.82
Ontario 380 $45800 0.82
Sacramento 240 $49180 0.79
Roseville 240 $49180 0.79
Arden 240 $49180 0.79
Arcade 240 $49180 0.79
Salinas 70 $62870 1.22
San Diego 360 $53720 0.77
Carlsbad 360 $53720 0.77
Los Angeles 1560 $55730 0.79
Long Beach 1560 $55730 0.79
Anaheim 1560 $55730 0.79
Santa Cruz 30 $71010 1.08
Watsonville 30 $71010 1.08
Santa Maria 40 $66790 0.68
Santa Barbara 40 $66790 0.68
Santa Rosa 70 $49010 1.01
San Francisco 850 $38590 1.11
Oakland 850 $38590 1.11
Hayward 850 $38590 1.11
Stockton 80 $53430 1
Lodi 80 $53430 1
San Jose 260 $56080 0.74
Sunnyvale 260 $56080 0.74
Santa Clara 260 $56080 0.74
Vallejo 30 $63210 0.75
Fairfield 30 $63210 0.75
Visalia 40 $56410 0.76
Porterville 40 $56410 0.76
San Luis Obispo 0 $57310 0
Paso Robles 0 $57310 0
Arroyo Grande 0 $57310 0
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