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Fast Facts for Forensic Science Technicians in California

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

Salaries for Forensic Science Technicians in California

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

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  • B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Human Services / Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months and a master’s degree in 14-24 months.
Programs
  • 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.
  • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
  • Has admissions professionals available to help students decide which diploma or degree program they should pursue.
  • Gives job placement assistance strengthened by relationships with local employers.
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  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Offers associate and bachelor-level programs in Criminal Justice.
  • Program topics include criminal investigation processes and ethics, criminal law, juvenile justice and more.
  • A B.A.S. in Criminal Justice program is also available for students who already possess an A.A.S.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • Undergraduate Specialization - Criminal Forensics
  • The first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States
  • No set class times or locations
  • Affordable tuition, guaranteed not to increase as long as you are enrolled
  • Accelerated eight-week terms
  • Classes start every month
Programs
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Intelligence and Crime Analysis Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - General Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Behavior Management Track

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.

Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
  • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
Programs
  • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Forensic Psychology
  • B.S. in Justice Studies
  • M.S. in Criminal Justice: Legal Studies
  • Work in the fascinating and rewarding field of psychology - earn your bachelor's or master's degree online with Grand Canyon University.
  • The College of Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research, creativity, ethical formation and inquiry through critical, analytical and interdisciplinary study.
  • GCU's bachelor's and master's in psychology degrees combine academic theory with practical application.
  • Gain a comprehensive study of human behavior within a Christian values-oriented environment designed to emphasize compassion and ethics.
  • Join a values-based community surrounded by compassion, ethics and research on human behavior.
Programs
  • 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 Forensic Science Technician 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
Los Angeles
Doctorate
21,051
San Francisco
Associate
46,411
Pleasant Hill
Associate
19,768
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Fullerton
Associate
20,719
Huntington Beach
Associate
13,354
El Cajon
Associate
17,359
Loma Linda
Doctorate & First Professional
4,022
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Los Angeles
Associate
17,204
La Jolla
Masters
26,363
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Whittier
Associate
21,041
Riverside
Associate
30,961
San Bernardino
Associate
12,839
San Diego
Associate
10,650
Fairfield
Associate
11,163
Davis
Doctorate & First Professional
29,796
Marysville
Associate
9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Forensic Science Technicians

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:
Forensic Science Technicians

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Forensic Science Technicians 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 40 $54,140
Fresno 40 $48,400
Sacramento 80 $96,960
Roseville 80 $96,960
Arden 80 $96,960
Arcade 80 $96,960
San Diego 130 $74,560
Carlsbad 130 $74,560
Los Angeles 940 $89,570
Long Beach 940 $89,570
Anaheim 940 $89,570
Oxnard 60 $94,120
Thousand Oaks 60 $94,120
Ventura 60 $94,120
Riverside 230 $62,570
San Bernardino 230 $62,570
Ontario 230 $62,570
San Francisco 250 $73,600
Oakland 250 $73,600
Hayward 250 $73,600
San Jose 100 $75,650
Sunnyvale 100 $75,650
Santa Clara 100 $75,650

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