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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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Programs
  • Online Master of Laws in Health Law and Policy
  • Online Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy
  • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a 2017 Military Friendly School by GI Jobs and Victory Media.
  • 13:1 student-faculty ratio, with an average class size of 21.
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
Programs
  • Certificate: Paralegal (Legal Studies)
  • B.S. in Legal Studies
  • A.S. in Legal Studies
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s 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 help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
Programs
  • Associate of Arts: Paralegal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science: Paralegal Studies
  • Master of Business Administration in American Legal Studies
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
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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Programs
  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Each campus features a public spa and/or salon where students can gain real-world experience.
  • 17 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent colleges and Schools (ACICS), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Originally founded in 1916 in Wilmington, North Carolina by Judge Leon Motte.
Programs
  • Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration
  • Master - Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Cyber Security
  • Master of Science in Information Assurance - Cybersecurity Specialization
Advance your career with Regis University College for Professional Studies. We offer bachelor's and master's degrees in the areas of education and counseling, management, computer and information sciences, and humanities and social sciences.
Programs
  • 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.

More California Law Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 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.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 500 $155,410
El Centro 100 $108,210
Fresno 1280 $120,620
Hanford-Corcoran N/A $126,620
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 5170 $129,810
Salinas 320 $107,240
San Diego-Carlsbad 7350 $145,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 32980 $165,350
Madera 50 $124,800
Merced 90 $113,470
Modesto 230 $130,740
Napa 150 $149,040
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 1080 $169,860
Redding 150 $105,610
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 2780 $135,770
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 16660 $176,880
Stockton-Lodi 460 $101,900
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 5170 $197,320
Vallejo-Fairfield 220 $131,290
Visalia-Porterville 190 $106,560
Yuba City 40 $114,100
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande 180 $129,740
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 220 $133,470
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 380 $136,300
Santa Rosa 380 $155,000

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