Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has three legal assistant schools within its city limits. MCed Career College, the highest ranked school in the city with a legal assistant program, has a total student population of 438. It is the 1716th highest ranked school in the USA and the 152nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Legal Assistant students from Fresno schools who go on to become legal assistants, paralegals, legal analysts, legal clerks, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 246,810 people working as paralegals and legal assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,080. Also, Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers make on average $87,620 per year and there are about 13,140 of them employed in the US today.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary.
Of the 3 legal assistant schools in Fresno, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heald College-Fresno comes out as the most expensive ($16,315/yr) for legal assistant students, with Fresno City College as the lowest, reported at only $6,031/yr.
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