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Fast Facts for Lawyers in California

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

Salaries for Lawyers in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Jose, Santa Rosa and San Francisco

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  • Paralegal Studies
  • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
  • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
  • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
  • 3 campuses in Southern California.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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  • Legal Studies - Homeland Security (Master of Science) - Online
  • Legal Studies - Law & Public Policy (Master of Science) - Online
  • Legal Studies - Criminal Justice (Master of Science) - Online
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
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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.
  • 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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  • Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration
  • Master - Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration
  • Develop and apply basic statistical skills and quantitative reasoning for critical evaluation of quantitative information.
  • Understand the roles, functions, and impacts of an effective criminal justice system.
  • Examine ethical standards and issues in criminal justice processes and in professional decision making including the ever-present tension between crime control and appropriate civil liberties.
  • Survey a range of theoretical approached that explain crime and apply theoretical reasoning and concepts to observations of crime and control.
  • Analyze, from a restorative justice perspective, the needs of victims and offenders and the involved community as an alternative to satisfying abstract legal principals or punishing the offender.
  • Appreciate the investigative profession as a scientific field; sample and apply physical science methods to solve forensic problems.
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  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Allows students to transfer credits from non-U.S. colleges and universities after evaluation.
  • Has students attend one class at a time to ensure easy access to faculty and a more hands-on education.
  • Its main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally. 
  • Provides a Department of Student Services and Resources that assists students with résumé preparation, interviewing skills coaching, mock interviewing, professional development workshops, and more.
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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.
  • 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.
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  • 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).
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  • Criminal Justice - Bachelor
  • Law Enforcement Academy (Police) - Bachelor
  • Average class size is 25, allowing for more one-on-one time with instructors.
  • Has a 97% employment rate among available graduates.
  • All  graduates receive Lifetime Employment  Assistance—free and forever.
  • Michigan's largest independent college.
  • Most instructors are working professionals in the fields they teach.
  • Programs are continuously updated to ensure classes are career-relevant and in sync with what's needed in the industry
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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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  • BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation

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More California Law Schools

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
San Diego
Masters & First Professional
877
Orange
Doctorate
6,022
Stockton
Bachelors & First Professional
756
Pleasant Hill
Doctorate
1,565
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
8,977
Malibu
Doctorate & First Professional
7,582
Clovis
Doctorate
211
Santa Clara
Doctorate & First Professional
8,685
Los Angeles
Masters & First Professional
983
Stanford
Doctorate & First Professional
19,782
San Diego
Masters & First Professional
769
Santa Ana
First-professional
151
San Francisco
Doctorate
1,262
Berkeley
Doctorate & First Professional
34,940
Davis
Doctorate & First Professional
29,796
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
37,476
La Verne
Doctorate & First Professional
7,370
San Diego
Doctorate
7,504
San Francisco
Doctorate & First Professional
8,714
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
33,408
Stockton
Doctorate
6,235
Fullerton
First-professional
389
Whittier
Masters & First Professional
1,985

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Lawyers

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:
Lawyers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Lawyers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 500 $145,870
El Centro 100 $110,800
Fresno 1280 $106,970
Hanford -2222 $105,280
Corcoran -2222 $105,280
Sacramento 5170 $120,740
Roseville 5170 $120,740
Arden 5170 $120,740
Arcade 5170 $120,740
Salinas 320 $95,310
San Diego 7350 $136,140
Carlsbad 7350 $136,140
Los Angeles 32980 $147,580
Long Beach 32980 $147,580
Anaheim 32980 $147,580
Madera 50 $102,700
Merced 90 $113,670
Modesto 230 $111,550
Napa 150 $140,860
Oxnard 1080 $164,110
Thousand Oaks 1080 $164,110
Ventura 1080 $164,110
Redding 150 $96,360
Riverside 2780 $134,510
San Bernardino 2780 $134,510
Ontario 2780 $134,510
San Francisco 16660 $159,930
Oakland 16660 $159,930
Hayward 16660 $159,930
Stockton 460 $77,610
Lodi 460 $77,610
San Jose 5170 $184,110
Sunnyvale 5170 $184,110
Santa Clara 5170 $184,110
Vallejo 220 $117,450
Fairfield 220 $117,450
Visalia 190 $101,500
Porterville 190 $101,500
Yuba City 40 $110,820
San Luis Obispo 180 $135,180
Paso Robles 180 $135,180
Arroyo Grande 180 $135,180
Santa Cruz 220 $132,970
Watsonville 220 $132,970
Santa Maria 380 $118,190
Santa Barbara 380 $118,190
Santa Rosa 380 $142,790

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