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Schools Offering Language Programs in California


Each year, approximately 0.4% of California graduates receive degrees in language. That means an estimated 3,801 language professionals graduate from California's 152 language schools each year.

Top Schools

Stanford University, which is located in Stanford, is the top-ranked school in California that has a language program. It received a ranking of 2nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Stanford University graduated 78 students from its language program. Students at Stanford University paid $40,172 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in California with a language program is University of California-Berkeley, which is located in Berkeley. In 2010, it was ranked 5th nationwide. In 2010, 313 students graduated from University of California-Berkeley language program. Students at University of California-Berkeley paid $10,940 per year in tuition fees.

University of California-Los Angeles, which is located in Los Angeles, is the third-ranked school in California that has a language program. It received a ranking of 5th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of California-Los Angeles graduated 320 students from its language programs. University of California-Los Angeles charged in-state students $10,781 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a California language school, average tuition will be $9,675 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $624 per year to $41,130 per year. The California language schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Pitzer College - located in Claremont, students are charged $41,130 per year
  2. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $41,022 per year
  3. Occidental College - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $40,939 per year

The lowest tuition rates at California language schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. San Joaquin Delta College - located in Stockton, students are charged $624 per year
  2. Copper Mountain Community College - located in Joshua Tree, students are charged $625 per year
  3. American River College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year

A language degree from a California school... what next?

In California, the largest numbers of language professional work in the following counties:

  1. Los Angeles County - 5,500 language professionals
  2. San Diego County - 2,810 language professionals
  3. Orange County - 2,240 language professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of language professionals is expected to grow by 17% by 2018. There are projected to be 22,200 language professionals working in California then. Of these 22,200 language professionals, the government predicts that 11,200 will be teacher of the speech and hearing handicappeds, 11,000 will be sign language interpreters, and an unknown number will be english as a second language instructors.

Salary

On average, language professionals earn $72,787 per year. However, this number is only an average. Language professional in California had varying salaries from $18,770 to $149,430 per year in 2010. The counties in California with the highest average salary for language professionals are:

  1. Monterey County - $90,940 per year
  2. Napa County - $87,910 per year
  3. Santa Cruz County - $83,270 per year

The following counties in California have the lowest average salaries for language professional:

  1. Sutter County - $45,460 per year
  2. Kern County - $52,710 per year
  3. Del Norte County - $58,443 per year

On average, the highest paid language professionals in California were:

  1. English As A Second Language Instructor - $92,650 per year
  2. Teacher Of The Speech And Hearing Handicapped - $81,910 per year
  3. Sign Language Interpreter - $43,800 per year

On average, the lowest paid language professionals in California were:

  1. Teacher Of The Speech And Hearing Handicapped - $81,910 per year
  2. Sign Language Interpreter - $43,800 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional California statistics regarding a career in language and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as English or education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Language in California
  • Bachelor's Degree in Language in California
  • Master's Degree in Language in California
  • Doctoral Degree in Language in California
  • Certificate in Language in California

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Speech-Language Pathologists 9,090 $81,910 11.3%
2
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 8,240 $92,650 80.3%
3
Interpreters and Translators 7,200 $43,800 64.0%
 

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