California Counselors: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Counselors in California

Fast Facts for Counselors in California

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

Salaries for Counselors in California

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

Schools for Counselors in California are listed below.

Selected Counselors 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: MA in Professional Counseling - 60 Hour, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, M.Div: Pastoral Counseling, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

  • Programs: Psychology - Bachelor
  • Degrees: Bachelor
Intercoast Colleges
Anaheim, Carson, Fairfield, Rancho Cordova, Riverside, West Covina

Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

  • Programs: Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies, Online Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies
  • Degrees: Certificate

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: Counseling Psychology (EdD), Counseling Psychology (MA), Counseling Psychology/Marriage & Family Therapy (MA), more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Master, Bachelor

NU has been educating leaders since 1934 at our campus near Seattle. If you have a dream, we can help make it possible.

  • Programs: Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Degrees: Master

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

  • Programs: Sports Counseling (Certificate) - Online, Advanced Addictions Counseling Certificate, Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Counseling (Certificate) - Online
  • Degrees: Certificate

Join the community of thought leaders at University of the Rockies. Pursue your graduate degree from the University’s School of Professional Psychology or School of Organizational Leadership.

  • Programs: MA in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization , Doctor of Psychology, Mediation & Conflict Resolution, MA in Psychology, General Psychology
  • Degrees: Master, Doctorate

Sacred Heart University Online 

  • Programs: Master of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Degrees: Master

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: MAMFT - Military Family Therapy, Child & Adolescent Therapy - PhD In Marriage/Family Therapy, Medical Family Therapy - PhD In Marriage/Family Therapy, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Doctorate

One of the world's leading private research institutions, the University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880.

  • Programs: Online Master of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Degrees: Master
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More California Counselors Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Alliant International University San Diego Doctorate 3,704
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-East Bay Hayward Masters 13,124
California State University-Fresno Fresno Doctorate 22,383
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-Northridge Northridge Doctorate 35,446
California State University-Sacramento Sacramento Doctorate 28,829
California State University-San Bernardino San Bernardino Doctorate 17,066
Chapman University Orange Doctorate 6,022
Chapman University-University College Orange Masters 6,328
Fresno Pacific University Fresno Masters 2,391
Holy Names University Oakland Masters 1,114
King's College and Seminary Van Nuys Doctorate 531
Life Pacific College San Dimas Bachelor 459
Loma Linda University Loma Linda Doctorate & First Professional 4,022
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 8,977
Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary Fresno Masters & First Professional 151
National University La Jolla Masters 26,363
Phillips Graduate Institute Chatsworth Doctorate 373
Saint Marys College of California Moraga Doctorate 3,801
San Diego State University San Diego Doctorate 35,695
San Francisco State University San Francisco Doctorate 30,125
Simpson University Redding Masters 1,076
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park Masters 8,770
The Master's College and Seminary Santa Clarita Doctorate & First Professional 1,511
Trinity Life Bible College Sacramento Bachelor 242
University of California-Irvine Irvine Doctorate & First Professional 26,483
University of La Verne La Verne Doctorate & First Professional 7,370
University of San Diego San Diego Doctorate 7,504
University of Southern California Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 33,408
Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa Masters 2,254

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Counselors

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 Counselors 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 0 $29490 0
Fresno 250 $0 3.78
Riverside 350 $0 1.41
San Bernardino 350 $0 1.41
Ontario 350 $0 1.41
Sacramento 150 $39370 0.9
Roseville 150 $39370 0.9
Arden 150 $39370 0.9
Arcade 150 $39370 0.9
San Diego 360 $33920 1.38
Carlsbad 360 $33920 1.38
Los Angeles 560 $48270 0.53
Long Beach 560 $48270 0.53
Anaheim 560 $48270 0.53
San Francisco 550 $36200 1.32
Oakland 550 $36200 1.32
Hayward 550 $36200 1.32
Santa Cruz 50 $62440 2.87
Watsonville 50 $62440 2.87
Santa Rosa 70 $41520 2.08
Stockton 70 $47800 1.71
Lodi 70 $47800 1.71
San Jose 100 $50840 0.5
Sunnyvale 100 $50840 0.5
Santa Clara 100 $50840 0.5
San Luis Obispo 0 $48990 0
Paso Robles 0 $48990 0
Arroyo Grande 0 $48990 0
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