California Social Workers: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Social Workers in California

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Schools for Social Workers in California are listed below.

Selected Social Worker Training Schools in California

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More California Social Worker Training Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Allan Hancock College Santa Maria Associate 13,176
American River College Sacramento Associate 33,821
Azusa Pacific University Azusa Doctorate 8,084
Bakersfield College Bakersfield Associate 17,405
Berkeley City College Berkeley Associate 5,287
Cabrillo College Aptos Associate 15,114
California State University-Bakersfield Bakersfield Masters 7,700
California State University-Chico Chico Masters 17,034
California State University-Dominguez Hills Carson Masters 12,082
California State University-East Bay Hayward Masters 13,124
California State University-Fresno Fresno Doctorate 22,383
California State University-Fullerton Fullerton Doctorate 37,130
California State University-Long Beach Long Beach Doctorate 36,868
California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles Doctorate 21,051
California State University-Monterey Bay Seaside Masters 4,080
California State University-Northridge Northridge Doctorate 35,446
California State University-Sacramento Sacramento Doctorate 28,829
California State University-San Bernardino San Bernardino Doctorate 17,066
California State University-Stanislaus Turlock Doctorate 8,836
Canada College Redwood City Associate 5,764
Cerritos College Norwalk Associate 22,273
Chabot College Hayward Associate 13,229
Chapman University Orange Doctorate 6,022
Chapman University-University College Orange Masters 6,328
Coastline Community College Fountain Valley Associate 9,316
College of San Mateo San Mateo Associate 10,516
College of the Desert Palm Desert Associate 8,597
College of the Sequoias Visalia Associate 11,697
College of the Siskiyous Weed Associate 2,782
Columbia College Sonora Sonora Associate 2,734
Contra Costa College San Pablo Associate 7,147
Cosumnes River College Sacramento Associate 12,967
Cuyamaca College El Cajon Associate 9,358
Cypress College Cypress Associate 13,592
Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill Associate 19,768
East Los Angeles College Monterey Park Associate 28,889
Folsom Lake College Folsom Associate 8,193
Fresno City College Fresno Associate 21,624
Fresno Pacific University Fresno Masters 2,391
Hartnell College Salinas Associate 9,890
Holy Names University Oakland Masters 1,114
Humboldt State University Arcata Masters 7,773
Imperial Valley College Imperial Associate 8,682
Lassen Community College Susanville Associate 1,829
Loma Linda University Loma Linda Doctorate & First Professional 4,022
Long Beach City College Long Beach Associate 25,536
Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Associate 17,204
Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles Associate 6,095
Mendocino College Ukiah Associate 4,347
Merced College Merced Associate 10,890
Merritt College Oakland Associate 6,944
MiraCosta College Oceanside Associate 10,682
Mission College Santa Clara Associate 8,832
Modesto Junior College Modesto Associate 18,546
Monterey Peninsula College Monterey Associate 9,238
Mount Jacinto College San Jacinto Associate 14,197
Napa Valley College Napa Associate 7,169
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont Masters 1,491
Oxnard College Oxnard Associate 6,803
Pacific Union College Angwin Masters 1,363
Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego Masters 3,480
Porterville College Porterville Associate 3,773
Rio Hondo College Whittier Associate 21,041
Riverside Community College Riverside Associate 30,961
Sacramento City College Sacramento Associate 24,596
Saddleback College Mission Viejo Associate 18,371
San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino Associate 12,839
San Diego City College San Diego Associate 17,013
San Diego State University San Diego Doctorate 35,695
San Francisco State University San Francisco Doctorate 30,125
San Joaquin Delta College Stockton Associate 18,668
San Jose State University San Jose Masters 31,906
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Associate 25,626
Solano Community College Fairfield Associate 11,163
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley Doctorate & First Professional 34,940
University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 37,476
University of Southern California Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 33,408
Ventura College Ventura Associate 12,603
Whittier College Whittier Masters & First Professional 1,985
Yuba College Marysville Associate 9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Social Workers

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:
Social Workers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Social Workers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Santa Rosa 0 $73570 0
Bakersfield 100 $46130 0.78
Fresno 370 $54670 2.5
Chico 160 $48410 5.11
Oxnard 420 $53330 3.31
Thousand Oaks 420 $53330 3.31
Ventura 420 $53330 3.31
Redding 110 $45320 4.45
Riverside 1450 $62600 2.56
San Bernardino 1450 $62600 2.56
Ontario 1450 $62600 2.56
Sacramento 690 $70640 1.82
Roseville 690 $70640 1.82
Arden 690 $70640 1.82
Arcade 690 $70640 1.82
San Diego 0 $78900 0
Carlsbad 0 $78900 0
Los Angeles 2210 $66210 0.91
Long Beach 2210 $66210 0.91
Anaheim 2210 $66210 0.91
Modesto 210 $61210 2.9
Napa 0 $56460 0
Santa Cruz 130 $82530 3.28
Watsonville 130 $82530 3.28
Santa Maria 240 $58210 3.09
Santa Barbara 240 $58210 3.09
San Francisco 1600 $76750 1.69
Oakland 1600 $76750 1.69
Hayward 1600 $76750 1.69
Stockton 220 $64670 2.37
Lodi 220 $64670 2.37
San Jose 0 $86660 0
Sunnyvale 0 $86660 0
Santa Clara 0 $86660 0
Vallejo 180 $65700 3.4
Fairfield 180 $65700 3.4
Visalia 840 $43710 13.74
Porterville 840 $43710 13.74
Yuba City 50 $58160 2.76
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