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Fast Facts for Forensic Science Technicians in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Santa Rosa, Sacramento and Riverside
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Oakland, Santa Ana and San Diego
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Sacramento, Riverside and Santa Ana

Salaries for Forensic Science Technicians in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Santa Ana, Oakland and Santa Rosa

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  • Undergraduate Specialization - Criminal Forensics
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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.
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  • 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
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security
  • 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.
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  • B.S. in Justice Studies
  • M.S. in Criminal Justice: Legal Studies
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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).
Programs
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Human Services / Criminal Justice
  • 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.
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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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      More California Forensic Science Technician Schools

      2017 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

      School Name
      Campus
      Highest Award
      Enrolled
      Los Angeles
      Doctorate
      21,051
      San Francisco
      Associate
      46,411
      Pleasant Hill
      Associate
      19,768
      Fresno
      Associate
      21,624
      Fullerton
      Associate
      20,719
      Huntington Beach
      Associate
      13,354
      El Cajon
      Associate
      17,359
      Loma Linda
      Doctorate & First Professional
      4,022
      Long Beach
      Associate
      25,536
      Los Angeles
      Associate
      17,204
      La Jolla
      Masters
      26,363
      San Marcos
      Associate
      27,222
      Whittier
      Associate
      21,041
      Riverside
      Associate
      30,961
      San Bernardino
      Associate
      12,839
      San Diego
      Associate
      10,650
      Fairfield
      Associate
      11,163
      Davis
      Doctorate & First Professional
      29,796
      Marysville
      Associate
      9,904

      Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Forensic Science Technicians

      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:
      Forensic Science Technicians

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

      2017 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

      Metro Area
      Jobs
      Annual Median Salary
      Bakersfield40$56,050
      Fresno40$51,210
      Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade80$93,690
      San Diego-Carlsbad130$75,450
      Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim940$89,410
      Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura60$91,040
      Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario230$63,970
      San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward250$77,670
      San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara100$77,210

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