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Fast Facts for Health Social Workers in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Napa, Madera and San Luis Obispo
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bakersfield, Oxnard and Salinas
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Oakland, Santa Ana and Riverside

Salaries for Health Social Workers in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Francisco, Madera and San Luis Obispo

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Programs
  • Master of Social Work - Macro
  • Master of Social Work - Clinical
  • Master of Social Work

Why is Boston University ranked #39 in national universities by U.S. News & World Report for 2017? And what is the catalyst that prompts 33,106 students to call BU their home every semester? It's in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it. Founded in 1839, Boston University is one of America's largest and most respected private research universities. It offers a unique combination of academic excellence and social relevance for its more than 33,000 students from 135 different countries. 

Programs
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree

Our Lady of the Lake University is a private, Catholic university with a deep connection to the history and community of San Antonio. Founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, we have developed a reputation for our personal teaching style. Since 2011, OLLU has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. We are a university that helps students develop their full potential in an environment that's encouraging and stimulating.

Our online degree programs prepare professionals to provide leadership and make scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge in their fields, apply the most current information and technology to decision making and problem solving, work collaboratively, productively and ethically in culturally diverse settings, and contribute to the mission of the University by serving the needs of their communities.


Programs
  • Master of Social Work - Community Specialization
  • Master of Social Work - Clinical Specialization
  • SJU provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts
  • A Jesuit school with 8,415 students in all programs for 2016 grads &undergrads
  • Institutionally Accredited by the MSCHE and the AACSB (Haub School of Business)
  • 96% of 2016 graduates employed, pursuing graduate study or volunteering full time
  • Qualifying students can receive financial assistance with tuition costs
Programs
  • Master of Social Work
  • The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work offers a CSWE-accredited online Master's in Social Work. The GRE is not required to apply to the MSW@USC program. Complete in as little as 1 year with a BSW.
  • Earn a Master of Social Work online from top-ranked USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.
  • The CSWE-accredited program features live, online classes and hands-on field experiences near your community.
  • Bachelor's degree is required to apply
Programs
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Hybrid Dual Master of Social Work/Master of Education, Human Sexuality Studies

Why Choose Widener University?

At Widener University, we proudly cultivate challenging and culturally diverse learning environments where academics, leadership, and service come first. Our curricula are connected to societal issues and challenge students to take social responsibility for their role in today's global society.

Programs
  • Master of Social Work

Winthrop University is a public, comprehensive university located just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, in Rock Hill, South Carolina, with a rich tradition spanning more than 130 years.

Programs
  • BA in Health and Human Services
  • BA in Health and Human Services - Health Care Informatics Systems Specialization
  • BA in Health and Human Services - Long-Term Care Specialization
  • Earn your degree online from Ashford University!
  • Choose from Undergraduate and Graduate classes
  • Business, Health Care, Psychology and Liberal Arts programs to choose from
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Programs
  • Master of Arts in Health & Human Services Administration

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs

At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.

Programs
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
  • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Life Coaching
  • M.S. in Christian Counseling
  • Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
  • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
  • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Rich 25-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs, including an RN to BSN program & master's in nursing degrees.
  • College of Education: Whether you are looking to start or advance your career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas.
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Provides a job focused education and features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.
  • Does something else interest you? GCU also offers programs in Doctoral Studies; Theology; Science, Engineering & Technology; and Fine Arts & Production. Speak with an enrollment counselor today!
Programs
  • BS - Human Services
  • 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
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  • Classes start every month

More California Health Social Workers Schools

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Santa Maria
Associate
13,176
San Diego
Doctorate
3,704
Los Angeles
Masters
223
Sacramento
Associate
33,821
Culver City
Masters
676
Santa Barbara
Doctorate
347
Azusa
Doctorate
8,084
Bakersfield
Associate
17,405
Scotts Valley
Masters
537
La Mirada
Doctorate & First Professional
5,830
Aptos
Associate
15,114
Riverside
Masters
3,775
San Luis Obispo
Masters
19,777
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
Long Beach
Doctorate
36,868
Los Angeles
Doctorate
21,051
Seaside
Masters
4,080
Northridge
Doctorate
35,446
Sacramento
Doctorate
28,829
San Bernardino
Doctorate
17,066
San Marcos
Masters
9,159
Turlock
Doctorate
8,836
Redwood City
Associate
5,764
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
18,736
Orange
Doctorate
6,022
Orange
Masters
6,328
Claremont
Doctorate
2,127
Claremont
Bachelor
1,135
Fountain Valley
Associate
9,316
Alameda
Associate
5,979
Santa Clarita
Associate
17,499
Palm Desert
Associate
8,597
Weed
Associate
2,782
Irvine
Masters
2,392
San Pablo
Associate
7,147
Joshua Tree
Associate
1,673
Yucaipa
Associate
5,382
San Luis Obispo
Associate
10,920
Cypress
Associate
13,592
San Rafael
Masters
2,125
Torrance
Associate
24,895
Compton
Associate
3,641
San Jose
Associate
8,707
Folsom
Associate
8,193
Los Altos Hills
Associate
18,132
Fresno
Masters
2,391
Fullerton
Associate
20,719
Huntington Beach
Associate
13,354
Salinas
Associate
9,890
Claremont
Bachelor
735
Oakland
Masters
1,114
Fullerton
Masters
974
Arcata
Masters
7,773
Imperial
Associate
8,682
Irvine
Associate
9,805
Pleasant Hill
Doctorate
1,565
South Lake Tahoe
Associate
2,576
Livermore
Associate
8,024
Loma Linda
Doctorate & First Professional
4,022
Sylmar
Associate
8,493
Woodland Hills
Associate
19,526
Los Angeles
Associate
6,095
Valley Glen
Associate
17,264
Pittsburg
Associate
8,360
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
8,977
Ukiah
Associate
4,347
Merced
Associate
10,890
Oakland
Doctorate
1,446
Oceanside
Associate
10,682
Santa Clara
Associate
8,832
Monterey
Associate
9,238
Los Angeles
Doctorate
2,366
La Jolla
Masters
26,363
Belmont
Masters
1,491
Los Angeles
Masters
1,877
Costa Mesa
Associate
24,424
Oxnard
Associate
6,803
Redwood City
Doctorate
427
Angwin
Masters
1,363
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Malibu
Doctorate & First Professional
7,582
Chatsworth
Doctorate
373
Claremont
Bachelor
999
San Diego
Masters
3,480
Claremont
Bachelor
1,547
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
Associate
10,650
San Diego
Doctorate
35,695
Calexico
Masters
885
San Francisco
Doctorate
30,125
San Jose
Associate
9,805
San Jose
Masters
31,906
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514
Santa Barbara
Associate
21,632
Santa Clara
Doctorate & First Professional
8,685
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Orange
Associate
14,085
San Francisco
Doctorate
488
Claremont
Bachelor
920
Rocklin
Associate
18,859
Redding
Masters
1,076
San Bruno
Associate
8,359
Fairfield
Associate
11,163
Rohnert Park
Masters
8,770
Stanford
Doctorate & First Professional
19,782
Berkeley
Doctorate & First Professional
34,940
Davis
Doctorate & First Professional
29,796
Irvine
Doctorate & First Professional
26,483
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
37,476
Merced
Doctorate
1,871
Riverside
Doctorate
17,187
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
Coalinga
Associate
2,833
Lemoore
Associate
3,833
Culver City
Associate
9,975
Saratoga
Associate
11,210
Santa Barbara
Bachelor
1,337
Whittier
Masters & First Professional
1,985
Rocklin
Bachelor
515
Marysville
Associate
9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Health 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:
Health Social Workers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Health Social Workers 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 150 $67,000
Chico 70 $58,580
Fresno 420 $71,840
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 820 $76,930
Salinas 130 $74,680
San Diego-Carlsbad 1110 $71,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 5850 $69,090
Merced 70 $62,520
Modesto 220 $82,460
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 200 $62,990
Redding 50 $72,250
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 1260 $67,130
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 2250 $75,320
Stockton-Lodi 210 $59,450
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 660 $83,420
Vallejo-Fairfield 120 $73,550
Visalia-Porterville 50 $64,000
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande 50 $70,290
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 60 $80,020
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 110 $62,240
Santa Rosa 130 $71,580

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