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Fast Facts for Public Relations Specialists in California

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

Salaries for Public Relations Specialists in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Oxnard, San Jose and Sacramento

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  • MS in Marketing: Public Relations
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Programs
  • Public Relations, Master of Arts (Online)
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
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  • A.S. in Marketing
  • B.S. in Marketing
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
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  • 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
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Communication Studies
  • Bachelor’s program options include Communication, Political Communication, Cinema-Television, and more.
  • Several concentrations available, including Rhetoric and Public Culture, Strategic Communication, Theatre, Journalism, Internet and Social Media, and more.
  • All concentrations are designed to teach students the fundamentals of journalism, helping them prepare for careers as reporters and writers.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • Master of Science in Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management

Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history, an environment of intellectual curiosity and discovery, and a supportive, student-centered approach to learning. Founded in 1869 as a land-grant school, the University is known today for its prolific faculty as well as a record of distinguished research and achievement in aerospace, engineering, technology, science, and math. Our goal is to educate and develop men and women of personal integrity and scholarly excellence.

Programs
  • Bachelors in Communication
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  • The first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States
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  • Digital Filmmaking & Video Production (BS)
  • Video Production (AS)
  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
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Santa Ana
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  • Graphic Arts (AAS)
  • Graphic Arts (BS)
  • Offers several scholarship opportunities for students who qualify.
  • Laptop computers are issued to each student at the beginning of their program.
  • Provides programs in health care, business, information technology, and graphic arts.
  • Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

Our family of non-profit colleges admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

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  • Associate of Science, Music Production
  • Located in Hollywood, CA, offering degrees in film, music production, business, animation and more.
  • Scholarship, financial aid and military benefits are available for students who qualify.
  • Programs taught by award-winning industry professionals in real-world working environments.
  • Features industry-standard facilities including recording studios, soundstages, green screen, movie theatres and more.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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  • M.S. in Digital Marketing
  • M.A. in Digital Media
  • Concordia College New York provides a transformative online degree experience that combines academic excellence with faith-based values to create ethical and effective leaders
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  • Concordia College New York offers leading-edge business master’s programs in both the Digital Marketing and Digital Media fields; Study around your schedule, when and where you want
  • Digital Marketing M.S. provides students with industry-leading skills and knowledge, and fulfills the academic requirements candidates need to sit for certification as an OMCP or OMCA
  • Concordia New York’s trailblazing Digital Media M.A. program offers artists and creators an outstanding graduate curriculum that leads to a mentored capstone and thesis project
  • Concordia College New York is an accredited, nonprofit college with an academic tradition dating back more than 130 years. We offer a quality and affordable education that fit's your busy lifestyle.

More California Public Relations Specialist Training 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
San Diego
Doctorate
3,704
Sacramento
Associate
33,821
Lancaster
Associate
13,312
Azusa
Doctorate
8,084
Bakersfield
Associate
17,405
Barstow
Associate
2,906
Berkeley
Associate
5,287
Scotts Valley
Masters
537
La Mirada
Doctorate & First Professional
5,830
Aptos
Associate
15,114
Riverside
Masters
3,775
Pomona
Masters
21,477
Bakersfield
Masters
7,700
Camarillo
Masters
3,599
Chico
Masters
17,034
Carson
Masters
12,082
Hayward
Masters
13,124
Fresno
Doctorate
22,383
Fullerton
Doctorate
37,130
Los Angeles
Doctorate
21,051
Northridge
Doctorate
35,446
Sacramento
Doctorate
28,829
San Bernardino
Doctorate
17,066
San Marcos
Masters
9,159
Turlock
Doctorate
8,836
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
Ridgecrest
Associate
4,577
Hayward
Associate
13,229
Orange
Doctorate
6,022
Glendora
Associate
11,467
San Francisco
Associate
46,411
Claremont
Bachelor
1,135
Alameda
Associate
5,979
Kentfield
Associate
6,476
San Mateo
Associate
10,516
Palm Desert
Associate
8,597
Eureka
Associate
6,025
Visalia
Associate
11,697
Sonora
Associate
2,734
Irvine
Masters
2,392
Joshua Tree
Associate
1,673
Sacramento
Associate
12,967
El Cajon
Associate
9,358
Cypress
Associate
13,592
Cupertino
Associate
24,115
Pleasant Hill
Associate
19,768
San Rafael
Masters
2,125
West Covina
Associate
672
Quincy
Associate
1,688
Folsom
Associate
8,193
Fresno
Masters
2,391
Fullerton
Associate
20,719
Gilroy
Associate
6,049
Glendale
Associate
16,827
Huntington Beach
Associate
13,354
El Cajon
Associate
17,359
Oakland
Masters
1,114
South Lake Tahoe
Associate
2,576
Livermore
Associate
8,024
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Los Angeles
Associate
17,204
Wilmington
Associate
8,850
Sylmar
Associate
8,493
Woodland Hills
Associate
19,526
Los Angeles
Associate
6,095
Pittsburg
Associate
8,360
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
8,977
Ukiah
Associate
4,347
Merced
Associate
10,890
Oakland
Associate
6,944
Oceanside
Associate
10,682
Santa Clara
Associate
8,832
Monterey
Associate
9,238
Moorpark
Associate
14,495
Los Angeles
Doctorate
2,366
Walnut
Associate
29,842
Napa
Associate
7,169
Belmont
Masters
1,491
Fremont
Associate
11,083
Costa Mesa
Associate
24,424
Oxnard
Associate
6,803
Los Angeles
Doctorate
213
Angwin
Masters
1,363
Blythe
Associate
3,831
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Pasadena
Associate
26,672
Malibu
Doctorate & First Professional
7,582
San Diego
Masters
3,480
Porterville
Associate
3,773
Reedley
Associate
12,158
Riverside
Associate
30,961
Sacramento
Associate
24,596
Mission Viejo
Associate
18,371
Moraga
Doctorate
3,801
El Cajon
Bachelor
489
San Diego
Associate
17,013
San Diego
Associate
21,437
San Diego
Doctorate
35,695
San Francisco
Doctorate
30,125
Stockton
Associate
18,668
San Jose
Associate
9,805
San Jose
Masters
31,906
Santa Barbara
Associate
21,632
Santa Clara
Doctorate & First Professional
8,685
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Redding
Associate
9,102
Rocklin
Associate
18,859
Redding
Masters
1,076
Fairfield
Associate
11,163
Rohnert Park
Masters
8,770
Stanford
Doctorate & First Professional
19,782
Taft
Associate
9,328
Santa Clarita
Doctorate & First Professional
1,511
Davis
Doctorate & First Professional
29,796
La Jolla
Doctorate & First Professional
27,020
Santa Barbara
Doctorate
21,410
Santa Cruz
Doctorate
15,825
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
Costa Mesa
Masters
2,254
Ventura
Associate
12,603
Victorville
Associate
10,149
Culver City
Associate
9,975
Saratoga
Associate
11,210
Santa Barbara
Bachelor
1,337

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Public Relations Specialists

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:
Public Relations Specialists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Public Relations Specialists 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
Santa Rosa 190 $55,050
Bakersfield 150 $54,810
Chico 50 $47,270
El Centro 40 $34,930
Fresno 270 $47,370
Sacramento 1680 $69,620
Roseville 1680 $69,620
Arden 1680 $69,620
Arcade 1680 $69,620
Salinas 120 $71,910
San Diego 2020 $62,490
Carlsbad 2020 $62,490
Los Angeles 9340 $64,050
Long Beach 9340 $64,050
Anaheim 9340 $64,050
Merced 30 $63,580
Modesto 70 $51,540
Napa 100 $
Oxnard 450 $
Thousand Oaks 450 $
Ventura 450 $
Redding 60 $54,490
Riverside 910 $57,390
San Bernardino 910 $57,390
Ontario 910 $57,390
San Francisco 6150 $74,000
Oakland 6150 $74,000
Hayward 6150 $74,000
Stockton 100 $46,350
Lodi 100 $46,350
San Jose 1970 $84,870
Sunnyvale 1970 $84,870
Santa Clara 1970 $84,870
Vallejo 90 $67,810
Fairfield 90 $67,810
Visalia 70 $41,610
Porterville 70 $41,610
Yuba City 30 $70,010
San Luis Obispo 120 $46,660
Paso Robles 120 $46,660
Arroyo Grande 120 $46,660
Santa Cruz 90 $60,410
Watsonville 90 $60,410
Santa Maria 190 $65,360
Santa Barbara 190 $65,360

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