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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

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  • M.S. in Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling
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  • Options: Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more!
  • Convenience: Complete courses online, on campus, or a combination of both!
  • Earlier Graduation: Our 4-credit courses allow you to complete your degree program in less time.
  • Transfer Friendly: We will request your transcripts, evaluate your graduate coursework, and determine your anticipated graduation date within 24 hours.
  • Quality: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is regionally accredited. Learn more today!
Programs
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Ed.D. Educational Psychology and Technology
  • M.A. Psychology
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013, for the sixth consecutive year
  • Links students to hundreds of training opportunities (beyond their traditional internships and practicum) at their many “partner agencies” in each of their local communities.
  • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WUSCUC).
Programs
  • Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy
  • BA in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Non-profit university accredited by WASC Senior Commission
  • Professors with real-world experience and student centered approach
  • Flexible, fully online degree programs responding to the market needs
  • All courses are offered six times a year with clear path to completion and reduced time-to-degree
  • No additional costs for textbooks or other fees
  • Personal support from application to graduation leading to high retention and graduation rates
Programs
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Online Bachelor's programs include BBA, Criminal Justice, Psychology, IT, Healthcare Management & Public Health
  • Over 115 years of delivering quality education and personalized attention to students
  • Provide a range of campus experiences and services online including advising, tutoring, student community, and career services
  • Give students and alumni access to career assistants who help with resumes, cover letters, job hunting, and more.
Programs
  • Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies
  • Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes are available.
  • Offers lifetime career assistance services to graduates, including resume and cover letter assistance, employer networking, and one-on-one employment counseling.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • 8 campuses located across California, with 3 additional campuses in New Hampshire and Maine and online options.
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Fairfield
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Programs
  • Online Master of Arts in Counseling - Professional School Counseling (PSC)
  • Online Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)
  • Ranked #4 among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as 2015 Military Friendly School by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Student to faculty ratio of 12:1, with an average class size of 21.
  • 85% of faculty holds a doctorate or terminal degree in their field.
  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • MA in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization
  • Doctor of Psychology, Mediation & Conflict Resolution
  • MA in Psychology, General Psychology
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Received the 2013 Making a Difference for Students Award from Quality Matters.
  • Offers a free student app for smartphones and tablets, helping students keep up to date.
  • Has a Golden Key International Honour Society and SALUTE Veterans Honor Society.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Counseling Psychology (EdD)
  • Counseling Psychology (MA)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
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San Diego
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Programs
  • Sports Counseling (Certificate) - Online
  • Advanced Addictions Counseling Certificate
  • Advanced Addictions Counseling (Certificate) - Online
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!

More California Counselors Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
San Diego
Doctorate
3,704
San Diego
Masters & First Professional
190
Anaheim
Masters & First Professional
345
La Mirada
Doctorate & First Professional
5,830
Riverside
Masters
3,775
Bakersfield
Masters
7,700
Hayward
Masters
13,124
Fresno
Doctorate
22,383
Fullerton
Doctorate
37,130
Long Beach
Doctorate
36,868
Los Angeles
Doctorate
21,051
Northridge
Doctorate
35,446
Sacramento
Doctorate
28,829
San Bernardino
Doctorate
17,066
Orange
Doctorate
6,022
Orange
Masters
6,328
Fresno
Masters
2,391
Oakland
Masters
1,114
Van Nuys
Doctorate
531
San Dimas
Bachelor
459
Loma Linda
Doctorate & First Professional
4,022
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
8,977
Fresno
Masters & First Professional
151
La Jolla
Masters
26,363
Chatsworth
Doctorate
373
Moraga
Doctorate
3,801
San Diego
Doctorate
35,695
San Francisco
Doctorate
30,125
Redding
Masters
1,076
Rohnert Park
Masters
8,770
Santa Clarita
Doctorate & First Professional
1,511
Sacramento
Bachelor
242
Irvine
Doctorate & First Professional
26,483
La Verne
Doctorate & First Professional
7,370
San Diego
Doctorate
7,504
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
33,408
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:
Counselors

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

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Fresno 110 $-2,222
Sacramento -2222 $39,890
Roseville -2222 $39,890
Arden -2222 $39,890
Arcade -2222 $39,890
San Diego -2222 $38,190
Carlsbad -2222 $38,190
Los Angeles 510 $48,470
Long Beach 510 $48,470
Anaheim 510 $48,470
Riverside 280 $-1,111
San Bernardino 280 $-1,111
Ontario 280 $-1,111
San Francisco 520 $39,330
Oakland 520 $39,330
Hayward 520 $39,330
Stockton 80 $38,800
Lodi 80 $38,800
San Jose 100 $49,680
Sunnyvale 100 $49,680
Santa Clara 100 $49,680
Santa Cruz 50 $64,150
Watsonville 50 $64,150
Santa Rosa 140 $52,400

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