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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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Programs
  • Public Relations, Master of Arts (Online)
  • Push Your Creativity To The Next Level.
  • 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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Programs
  • MS in Marketing: Public Relations
  • MHA: Public Relations
  • MS in Marketing: Sports Marketing and Media
  • 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
  • Fashion & Retail Marketing (AS)
  • Marketing & Entertainment Management (BS)
  • Online and ground-based program areas include Fashion Marketing and Management and more.
  • Students can study branding, event management, and public relations to help them prepare for a marketing career
  • Course topics include Fundamentals of Business, Brand Strategy, Project Management, and Principles of Market Research
  • Over 50 locations nationwide, with a student support team dedicated to helping students grow
  • Start your journey! Classes starting Aug 17.
Programs
  • B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations with an Emphasis in Advertising Design
  • B.A. in Communications
  • B.S. in Marketing
  • Why Earn Your Degree from GCU?
  • Options: Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more!
  • Convenience: Complete courses online, on campus, or a combination of both!
  • Earlier Graduation: Our 4-credit courses allow you to complete your degree program in less time.
  • Transfer Friendly: We will request your transcripts, evaluate your graduate coursework, and determine your anticipated graduation date within 24 hours.
  • Quality: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is regionally accredited. Learn more today!
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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Bachelors in Communication
  • Bachelors in Marketing
  • 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
  • AA - Digital Marketing
Fremont College traces its roots to Platt College’s founding in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1879, and the Southern California branch campus was established in 1986. The most significant evolution of the College started when its third CEO, Dr. Sabrina Kay, assumed leadership in 2007. Fremont College became an innovative center adopting the framework of Work-Based Learning Leadership at the Wharton School and Dr. Kay’s thesis on improved learning through practice and collaboration.

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
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
Santa Rosa 190 $55,050

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