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Fast Facts for Fire Fighters in California

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

Salaries for Fire Fighters in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Oakland, Vallejo and San Jose

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  • Offers associate and bachelor-level programs in Criminal Justice.
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  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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  • Earn your Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - 100% online
  • Courses include Introduction to Law Enforcement, Criminal Law and Procedures, and Criminology
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  • Criminal Justice (11-Month Diploma Program)
  • Dedicated to providing  career training since 1975.
  • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
  • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
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  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
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Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person). The strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

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  • Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)
  • 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.
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  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
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  • Degree - Criminal Justice: Corrections
  • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
  • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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More California Fire Fighting 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
Santa Maria
Associate
13,176
Sacramento
Associate
33,821
Lancaster
Associate
13,312
Bakersfield
Associate
17,405
Barstow
Associate
2,906
Oroville
Associate
12,228
Aptos
Associate
15,114
Ridgecrest
Associate
4,577
Hayward
Associate
13,229
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
18,736
San Francisco
Associate
46,411
Sunnyvale
Bachelor
230
San Mateo
Associate
10,516
Santa Clarita
Associate
17,499
Palm Desert
Associate
8,597
Visalia
Associate
11,697
Weed
Associate
2,782
Sonora
Associate
2,734
Joshua Tree
Associate
1,673
Sacramento
Associate
12,967
Yucaipa
Associate
5,382
Monterey Park
Associate
28,889
Torrance
Associate
24,895
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Glendale
Associate
16,827
Salinas
Associate
9,890
Imperial
Associate
8,682
South Lake Tahoe
Associate
2,576
Livermore
Associate
8,024
Susanville
Associate
1,829
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Wilmington
Associate
8,850
Valley Glen
Associate
17,264
Pittsburg
Associate
8,360
Ukiah
Associate
4,347
Merced
Associate
10,890
Santa Clara
Associate
8,832
Modesto
Associate
18,546
Monterey
Associate
9,238
San Jacinto
Associate
14,197
Walnut
Associate
29,842
Oxnard
Associate
6,803
Blythe
Associate
3,831
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Pasadena
Associate
26,672
Whittier
Associate
21,041
Riverside
Associate
30,961
San Diego
Associate
10,650
Stockton
Associate
18,668
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Redding
Associate
9,102
Rocklin
Associate
18,859
Fairfield
Associate
11,163
Victorville
Associate
10,149
Marysville
Associate
9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Fire Fighters

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:
Fire Fighters

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Fire Fighters 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
Bakersfield 970 $65,820
Chico 270 $51,860
El Centro 190 $41,120
Fresno 380 $50,760
Hanford 120 $47,890
Corcoran 120 $47,890
Sacramento 1960 $63,770
Roseville 1960 $63,770
Arden 1960 $63,770
Arcade 1960 $63,770
Salinas 590 $57,440
Los Angeles 8680 $77,730
Long Beach 8680 $77,730
Anaheim 8680 $77,730
Madera 140 $
Modesto 280 $62,320
Napa 150 $48,990
Oxnard 510 $71,120
Thousand Oaks 510 $71,120
Ventura 510 $71,120
Redding 220 $51,860
Riverside 2470 $59,560
San Bernardino 2470 $59,560
Ontario 2470 $59,560
San Diego 2990 $60,900
Carlsbad 2990 $60,900
Santa Rosa 360 $74,390
San Francisco 3810 $91,470
Oakland 3810 $91,470
Hayward 3810 $91,470
Stockton 520 $52,660
Lodi 520 $52,660
San Jose 1150 $78,340
Sunnyvale 1150 $78,340
Santa Clara 1150 $78,340
Vallejo 140 $44,240
Fairfield 140 $44,240
Visalia 370 $60,520
Porterville 370 $60,520
Yuba City 210 $24,870
Santa Cruz 400 $59,560
Watsonville 400 $59,560
Santa Maria 410 $74,610
Santa Barbara 410 $74,610

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