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Fast Facts for Designers in California

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

Salaries for Designers in California

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

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  • Graphic Arts (AAS)
  • Graphic Arts (BS)
  • Graphic Arts - Information Design (BS)
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San Diego
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  • Graphic Design/Desktop Publishing
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  • An accredited computer training academy preparing students to enter the IT industry as Network Engineers, Software Engineers, Web Apps Developer, Website Designers, Programmers, Database Administrators since 2000.
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Inglewood
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  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
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  • Game Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
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More California Design 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
Pasadena
Masters
1,832
Anaheim
Masters & First Professional
345
Oakland
Masters
1,613
Valencia
Masters
1,324
Chico
Masters
17,034
Kentfield
Associate
6,476
Folsom
Associate
8,193
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Ukiah
Associate
4,347
Monterey
Associate
9,238
San Jacinto
Associate
14,197
Walnut
Associate
29,842
Fremont
Associate
11,083
Los Angeles
Masters
1,177
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Porterville
Associate
3,773
San Diego
Associate
10,650
San Francisco
Masters
655
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514
Los Angeles
Bachelor
4,644
San Francisco
Associate
1,031
Berkeley
Doctorate & First Professional
34,940
Davis
Doctorate & First Professional
29,796

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Designers

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:
Designers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Designers 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
Sacramento 40 $82,750
Roseville 40 $82,750
Arden 40 $82,750
Arcade 40 $82,750
San Diego 50 $51,920
Carlsbad 50 $51,920
Los Angeles 1450 $76,330
Long Beach 1450 $76,330
Anaheim 1450 $76,330
San Francisco 160 $94,770
Oakland 160 $94,770
Hayward 160 $94,770
San Jose 40 $67,330
Sunnyvale 40 $67,330
Santa Clara 40 $67,330

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