California Forensic Science Technician Training Programs, Degrees and Schools

Career Information for Forensic Science Technicians in California

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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

Schools for Forensic Science Technicians in California are listed below.

Selected Forensic Science Technician 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: BS in Criminal Justice in Crime Scene Investigation
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Earn a highly respected online degree from Boston University

  • Programs: Master of Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Master
Brightwood College
Bakersfield, Clovis, Riverside

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

  • Programs: Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Associate
Platt College
Alhambra, Riverside

Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

  • Programs: Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Associate

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

  • Programs: Behavioral Crime Analysis Certificate
  • Degrees: Certificate
Argosy University
Alameda, Los Angeles, Ontario, Orange, Phoenix, San Diego

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: Criminal Justice (BS), Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Bachelor
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More California Forensic Science Technician Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles Doctorate 21,051
City College of San Francisco San Francisco Associate 46,411
Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill Associate 19,768
Fresno City College Fresno Associate 21,624
Fullerton College Fullerton Associate 20,719
Golden West College Huntington Beach Associate 13,354
Grossmont College El Cajon Associate 17,359
Loma Linda University Loma Linda Doctorate & First Professional 4,022
Long Beach City College Long Beach Associate 25,536
Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Associate 17,204
National University La Jolla Masters 26,363
Palomar College San Marcos Associate 27,222
Rio Hondo College Whittier Associate 21,041
Riverside Community College Riverside Associate 30,961
San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino Associate 12,839
San Diego Miramar College San Diego Associate 10,650
Solano Community College Fairfield Associate 11,163
University of California-Davis Davis Doctorate & First Professional 29,796
Yuba College 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, 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 40 $53180 1.49
Fresno 60 $58970 1.75
Oxnard 60 $93240 2.08
Thousand Oaks 60 $93240 2.08
Ventura 60 $93240 2.08
Redding 30 $46760 5.76
Riverside 240 $63380 1.77
San Bernardino 240 $63380 1.77
Ontario 240 $63380 1.77
Sacramento 110 $88660 1.29
Roseville 110 $88660 1.29
Arden 110 $88660 1.29
Arcade 110 $88660 1.29
San Diego 150 $76730 1.11
Carlsbad 150 $76730 1.11
Los Angeles 930 $87700 1.63
Long Beach 930 $87700 1.63
Anaheim 930 $87700 1.63
San Francisco 330 $78760 1.5
Oakland 330 $78760 1.5
Hayward 330 $78760 1.5
Stockton 50 $74640 2.04
Lodi 50 $74640 2.04
San Jose 90 $73810 0.91
Sunnyvale 90 $73810 0.91
Santa Clara 90 $73810 0.91
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