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Fast Facts for Human Service Assistants in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Chico, Modesto and Yuba City
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Santa Ana, San Luis Obispo and Bakersfield
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Oakland, Sacramento and San Diego

Salaries for Human Service Assistants in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Oakland, Stockton and Modesto

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Programs
  • B.S. in Human Services / Human Services Management
  • B.S. in Human Services
  • B.S. in Human Services / Health and Community Services
  • 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
  • BA in Health and Human Services
  • BA in Health and Human Services - Health Care Informatics Systems Specialization
  • BA in Health and Human Services - Long-Term Care Specialization
  • Earn your degree online from Ashford University!
  • Choose from Undergraduate and Graduate classes
  • Business, Health Care, Psychology and Liberal Arts programs to choose from
  • Apply Now! Classes begin every Tuesday!
Programs
  • Online Master of Social Work
  • Ranked one of the Top Public Schools in 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Founded in 1766 as a public institution; it has a main campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey and offers many programs online.
  • Has an average freshman retention rate of 91.8%.
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 14:1, and 38% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Has famous alumni including chef and restauranteur Mario Batali, author Junot Diaz, actor James Gandolfini, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services
  • 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
  • Master of Social Work
  • Ranked 33rd among the Best Grad Schools for Social Work in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Founded in 1904 as the nation’s first institute of higher learning to offer training for clinical social workers.
  • Provides a rigorous education, including a nationally accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) Program and PhD in Social Work.  
  • Offers inventive programs with hands-on experience.  
  • Incorporates social justice values and multicultural perspectives into curriculum. 
Programs
  • MA in Human Services, Mental Health Administration Specialization
  • MA in Human Services
  • MA in Human Services, Not-for-Profit Management Specialization
  • 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
  • Masters of Social Work

Why Choose Widener University?

At Widener University, we proudly cultivate challenging and culturally diverse learning environments where academics, leadership, and service come first. Our curricula are connected to societal issues and challenge students to take social responsibility for their role in today's global society.

Founded in 1821 in Chester, Pennsylvania, Widener is nationally recognized for our commitment to civic engagement, service, and social responsibility. The university has been included on the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction every year since its inception in 2006.

Programs
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree

Our Lady of the Lake University is a private, Catholic university with a deep connection to the history and community of San Antonio. Founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, we have developed a reputation for our personal teaching style. Since 2011, OLLU has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.  We are a university that helps students develop their full potential in an environment that's encouraging and stimulating.


 

Programs
  • Master of Social Work
  • Earn a Master of Social Work online from top-ranked USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.
  • The CSWE-accredited program features live, online classes and hands-on field experiences near your community.
  • Bachelor's degree is required to apply
Programs
  • BS - Human Services
  • 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

More California Human Services Assistant 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
Azusa
Doctorate
8,084
Bakersfield
Associate
17,405
Berkeley
Associate
5,287
Aptos
Associate
15,114
Bakersfield
Masters
7,700
Chico
Masters
17,034
Carson
Masters
12,082
Hayward
Masters
13,124
Fresno
Doctorate
22,383
Fullerton
Doctorate
37,130
Long Beach
Doctorate
36,868
Los Angeles
Doctorate
21,051
Seaside
Masters
4,080
Northridge
Doctorate
35,446
Sacramento
Doctorate
28,829
San Bernardino
Doctorate
17,066
Turlock
Doctorate
8,836
Redwood City
Associate
5,764
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
Hayward
Associate
13,229
Orange
Doctorate
6,022
Orange
Masters
6,328
Fountain Valley
Associate
9,316
San Mateo
Associate
10,516
Palm Desert
Associate
8,597
Visalia
Associate
11,697
Weed
Associate
2,782
Sonora
Associate
2,734
San Pablo
Associate
7,147
Sacramento
Associate
12,967
El Cajon
Associate
9,358
Cypress
Associate
13,592
Pleasant Hill
Associate
19,768
Monterey Park
Associate
28,889
Folsom
Associate
8,193
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Fresno
Masters
2,391
Salinas
Associate
9,890
Oakland
Masters
1,114
Arcata
Masters
7,773
Imperial
Associate
8,682
Susanville
Associate
1,829
Loma Linda
Doctorate & First Professional
4,022
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Los Angeles
Associate
17,204
Los Angeles
Associate
6,095
Ukiah
Associate
4,347
Merced
Associate
10,890
Oakland
Associate
6,944
Oceanside
Associate
10,682
Santa Clara
Associate
8,832
Modesto
Associate
18,546
Monterey
Associate
9,238
San Jacinto
Associate
14,197
Napa
Associate
7,169
Belmont
Masters
1,491
Oxnard
Associate
6,803
Angwin
Masters
1,363
San Diego
Masters
3,480
Porterville
Associate
3,773
Whittier
Associate
21,041
Riverside
Associate
30,961
Sacramento
Associate
24,596
Mission Viejo
Associate
18,371
San Bernardino
Associate
12,839
San Diego
Associate
17,013
San Diego
Doctorate
35,695
San Francisco
Doctorate
30,125
Stockton
Associate
18,668
San Jose
Masters
31,906
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Fairfield
Associate
11,163
Berkeley
Doctorate & First Professional
34,940
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
37,476
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
33,408
Ventura
Associate
12,603
Whittier
Masters & First Professional
1,985
Marysville
Associate
9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Human Service Assistants

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:
Human Service Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Human Service Assistants 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 910 $35,880
Chico 530 $35,320
El Centro 510 $45,680
Fresno 1020 $29,760
Hanford 190 $35,870
Corcoran 190 $35,870
Sacramento 3590 $33,540
Roseville 3590 $33,540
Arden 3590 $33,540
Arcade 3590 $33,540
Salinas 490 $35,860
San Diego 2210 $34,880
Carlsbad 2210 $34,880
Los Angeles 15840 $40,150
Long Beach 15840 $40,150
Anaheim 15840 $40,150
Madera 200 $35,860
Merced 300 $40,680
Modesto 580 $41,560
Napa 170 $38,700
Oxnard 610 $39,870
Thousand Oaks 610 $39,870
Ventura 610 $39,870
Redding 240 $29,180
Riverside 2480 $34,830
San Bernardino 2480 $34,830
Ontario 2480 $34,830
San Francisco 5220 $39,330
Oakland 5220 $39,330
Hayward 5220 $39,330
Stockton 300 $35,820
Lodi 300 $35,820
San Jose 1900 $45,870
Sunnyvale 1900 $45,870
Santa Clara 1900 $45,870
Vallejo 310 $35,870
Fairfield 310 $35,870
Visalia 530 $30,070
Porterville 530 $30,070
Yuba City 70 $46,800
San Luis Obispo 170 $35,180
Paso Robles 170 $35,180
Arroyo Grande 170 $35,180
Santa Cruz 470 $34,860
Watsonville 470 $34,860
Santa Maria 320 $34,030
Santa Barbara 320 $34,030
Santa Rosa 650 $35,520

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