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Sacramento Vocational, Trade Schools, and Technical Schools

Sacramento, Calif., with a population of 479,636 in the city proper and a county-wide population of 1,462,131, has much to offer its residents, including an impressive array of vocational, trade and technical schools. The city and its surrounding area boast career opportunities in office and administrative support, sales, transportation and material moving, production, and health care support. To help provide the skilled labor to staff these industries, the Sacramento area offers specific degree programs, certificates, and job training opportunities at vocational, trade, and technical schools.

The following Sacramento area employment sectors showed the following numbers of jobs in May 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov):

  • Manufacturing: 34,000
  • Trade, transportation and utilities: 142,700
  • Education and health services
  • Leisure and hospitality: 88,400
  • financial activities: 49,700

Sacramento's economy and jobs

Sacramento is not only the main cultural hub in the area, but it's also home to California State University and UC-Davis Medical Center as well as many government offices due to Sacramento's role as the state capital. The city's diverse economy supports a wide range of industries including health care, education, manufacturing and technology. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the median household income for Sacramento, California residents was $50,661 from 2008 to 2012, while the BLS reports a median hourly wage for all occupations of $19.62 in May 2013. The BLS cites May 2013 median hourly wages for specific vocational and trade jobs in Sacramento as follows:

  • Dental Assistants: $19.11
  • Plumbers, pipefitters and steamers: $25.58
  • Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers: $27.21
  • Web Developers: $31.39
  • Physical therapists assistants: $31.90

Sacramento may have much to offer those in search of a better life. Pursuing an education at a trade or technical school could be exactly what is needed to secure employment in one of Sacramento's growing industries.


"Jobs in the Sacramento Region- Today and Beyond," Labor Market Info, Employment Development Department, State of California, 2012, http://www.edd.ca.gov/jobs_and_training/pubs/FinalSacramentoMM.pdf

"Sacramento -- Arden-Arcade -- Roseville, CA," Bureau of Labor Statistics, Economy at a Glance, May 2014, http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.ca_sacramento_msa.htm

"Sacramento -- Arden-Arcade -- Roseville, CA, Occupational Employment Statistics," Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_40900.htm#11-0000

"Sacramento, California," U.S. Census Bureau, State and County Quickfacts, June 11, 2014, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0664000.html

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Vocational Schools in Sacramento, California
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