Bakersfield, CA (population: 336,429) has two paralegal schools within its city limits. Kaplan College-Bakersfield, the highest ranked school in the city with a paralegal program, has a total student population of 774. It is the 2453rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 237th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Paralegal students from Bakersfield schools who go on to become paralegals, paralegalss, paralegal professionals, real estate paralegals, 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, Legal support workers make on average $58,630 per year and there are about 39,590 of them employed in the US today.
Bakersfield lies in Kern county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Bakersfield area has 265,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,430 average annual salary.
Of the 2 paralegal schools in Bakersfield, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Santa Barbara Business College comes out as the most expensive ($44,118/yr) for paralegal students, with Kaplan College-Bakersfield as the lowest, reported at only $21,069/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bakersfield|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||71.4 miles|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||71.4 miles|
|Santa Barbara||CA||86,382||6||24.3128||166||76.2 miles|
|Simi Valley||CA||121,990||0||-||0||77.4 miles|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||84.5 miles|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||85.4 miles|
|Santa Maria||CA||88,641||3||25.1117||131||86.5 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||92.7 miles|
|San Luis Obispo||CA||43,926||3||26.8283||217||93.9 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||97.8 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||98.8 miles|