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Fast Facts for Mental Health Counselors in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Hanford, Vallejo and Fresno
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Oxnard, Santa Ana and Bakersfield
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Diego, Oakland and Sacramento

Salaries for Mental Health Counselors in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Bakersfield, Hanford and Fresno

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Programs
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health
  • A collegiate university that balances the personal attention of a liberal arts college with the academic vitality and broad opportunities of a research university.
  • Founded in 1834, its 340 acre campus is located in Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Ranked #23 in National Universities in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges from U.S. News and World Report.
  • Its student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1, and 58.6% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Its stated mission is “to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity.”
Programs
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Prevention
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness
  • Work in the fascinating and rewarding field of psychology - earn your bachelor's or master's degree online with Grand Canyon University.
  • The College of Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research, creativity, ethical formation and inquiry through critical, analytical and interdisciplinary study.
  • GCU's bachelor's and master's in psychology degrees combine academic theory with practical application.
  • Gain a comprehensive study of human behavior within a Christian values-oriented environment designed to emphasize compassion and ethics.
  • Join a values-based community surrounded by compassion, ethics and research on human behavior.
Programs
  • MA in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization
  • MA in Psychology, General Psychology
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Received the 2013 Making a Difference for Students Award from Quality Matters.
  • Offers a free student app for smartphones and tablets, helping students keep up to date.
  • Has a Golden Key International Honour Society and SALUTE Veterans Honor Society.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
Programs
  • MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling

A private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) institution, Antioch University serves approximately 5,000 adult students online and at five campuses in four states. All benefit from an education immersed in our core values of inclusiveness, social justice, experiential learning, and socially engaged, global citizenship.  For those students with high social ideals, an Antioch education provides the tools and perspectives to contribute positively to our society. For those with clear professional goals, an Antioch education supports the development of valued, transferrable skills to the workplace. Whatever your profession or goals, Antioch offers you the tools to transform your world for the better.

Programs
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Online Bachelor's programs include BBA, Criminal Justice, Psychology, IT, Healthcare Management & Public Health
  • Over 115 years of delivering quality education and personalized attention to students
  • Provide a range of campus experiences and services online including advising, tutoring, student community, and career services
  • Give students and alumni access to career assistants who help with resumes, cover letters, job hunting, and more.
Programs
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate

Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.

Programs
  • B.S. in Human Services / Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling
  • 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
  • BA in Psychology Clinical Psychology
  • BA in Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • AA in Psychology

Discover the Difference a Community of Support Makes in Your Educational Journey. From Application to Graduation, the Support You Need to Achieve Your Goals. 100% Online.

New England College was founded in 1946 to educate soldiers coming home from war. The same great support system that welcomed returning GIs is still a hallmark of NEC today. From enrollment services representatives who’ll guide you through the application process to interactive tools that help you collaborate with instructors and classmates, NEC inspires you to reach the milestones of your educational journey.

Programs
  • Counseling Psychology (EdD)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
Programs
  • Mental Health Policy and Practice - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
  • Psychology - BA
  • General Psychology - PhD of Psychology
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.

More California Mental Health Counseling 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
Sacramento
Associate
33,821
Scotts Valley
Masters
537
Oroville
Associate
12,228
Los Angeles
Masters
368
San Francisco
Associate
46,411
San Mateo
Associate
10,516
Palm Desert
Associate
8,597
Eureka
Associate
6,025
Weed
Associate
2,782
San Luis Obispo
Associate
10,920
Cypress
Associate
13,592
Pleasant Hill
Associate
19,768
Monterey Park
Associate
28,889
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Glendale
Associate
16,827
Salinas
Associate
9,890
Imperial
Associate
8,682
South Lake Tahoe
Associate
2,576
Susanville
Associate
1,829
Loma Linda
Doctorate & First Professional
4,022
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Los Angeles
Associate
17,204
Woodland Hills
Associate
19,526
Los Angeles
Associate
6,095
Ukiah
Associate
4,347
Merced
Associate
10,890
Oakland
Associate
6,944
Santa Clara
Associate
8,832
Modesto
Associate
18,546
San Jacinto
Associate
14,197
Walnut
Associate
29,842
Napa
Associate
7,169
Oxnard
Associate
6,803
Blythe
Associate
3,831
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Porterville
Associate
3,773
Whittier
Associate
21,041
Mission Viejo
Associate
18,371
San Bernardino
Associate
12,839
San Diego
Associate
17,013
Stockton
Associate
18,668
San Jose
Associate
9,805
Santa Barbara
Associate
21,632
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Coalinga
Associate
2,833
Culver City
Associate
9,975
Marysville
Associate
9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mental Health Counselors

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:
Mental Health Counselors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Mental Health Counselors 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 180 $49,540
Chico 220 $39,470
El Centro 100 $52,570
Fresno 350 $45,580
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 1290 $38,560
Salinas 220 $39,250
San Diego-Carlsbad 1100 $42,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 5790 $50,760
Merced 50 $56,440
Modesto 210 $52,220
Napa 70 $72,630
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura N/A $39,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 1200 $41,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 2030 $52,440
Stockton-Lodi 180 $34,910
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 660 $42,810
Vallejo-Fairfield 100 $57,460
Visalia-Porterville 120 $47,440
Yuba City 70 $43,130
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande 100 $43,420
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 120 $45,270
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 50 $41,800
Santa Rosa 280 $46,070

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