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California Vocational and Technical Schools

California -- the most populated state in the U.S. -- continued to hold onto the number one position as of 2013 when the Census Bureau estimated its population at 38,332,521. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov), 14,714,530 Californians were employed as of May 2013.

Accredited California vocational and technical schools are plentiful, from San Diego to Los Angeles to San Francisco. The need for educated workers is concern for the state, which has become the world's ninth largest economy in 2011 according to Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy. A California vocational school may lead you to a fulfilling and lucrative career in many industries.


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California is a leading producer of computer and electronics products, which means there is high demand for workers with relevant and practical classroom experience in information technology, computer information systems, computer network systems and other related fields.

More than one third of those employed in California -- almost 5.5 million -- work in office support, sales, food preparation and serving occupations. If those types of jobs are not calling your name, you may want to learn more about the California technical schools offering training for dozens of in-demand occupations.

California's economy offers its residents an extremely varied menu of career paths from which to choose. It leads the nation in such sectors as agriculture, hi-tech and bio-tech, tourism, manufacturing, and entertainment. Not only do those industries require employees, so do all of the sectors that support them and the millions of state residents who depend on services and infrastructure like health care, personal care and transportation.

California job growth and wage information

The following statistics provide examples of opportunities in occupations you might pursue with an education from a California vocational, trade or technical school. They include the average wages for each occupation as of May 2013 from the BLS and the projected percent of job growth for each from 2010 to 2020 as reported by the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD):

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

*This data is sourced from the 2013 BLS employment report (BLS.gov)
**Annual Median Wage is in Dollars ($).

According to the BLS, jobs with projected growth of more than 12 percent exceeded the national average of projected growth for all occupations as of May 2012. In particular, employment growth in health support occupations is expected to be very strong into the next decade.

Take a look at the list of California technical schools below to see more careers for which you may wish to train. Many schools offer distance learning programs, so if you don't see a school in your city, you may be able to find an online program that offers you the convenience of studying anywhere you have a computer and Internet access.

Sources

California Economy by the Numbers, Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, http://www.business.ca.gov/WhyCA/CaliforniaEconomybytheNumbers.aspx

Labor Market Info, Data by Occupation, State of California Employment Development Department, http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/Content.asp?pageid=1004

State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, California, May 2013, Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ca.htm#00-0000

Table 14. -- State Population Rank, Percentage, and Population Density: 1980 to 2010, U.S. Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s0014.pdf

Vocational Schools in California
This list also contains online schools that accept students from California
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With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

Programs : Baking & Pastry (AS), Web Design & Interactive Media (AS), Web Design & Interactive Communications (D), and more..

Campus Locations :

San Diego: 7650 Mission Valley Rd San Diego, CA 92108

North Hollywood: 5250 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601

Santa Monica: 2900 31st Street Santa Monica, CA 90405

Santa Ana: 3601 West Sunflower Avenue Santa Ana, CA 92704

San Bernardino: 674 East Brier Drive San Bernardino, CA 92408

Sacramento: 2850 Gateway Oaks Drive Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95833

San Francisco: 1170 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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Online: Online, CA

Costa Mesa: 3100 Bristol Street Suite 500 Costa Mesa, CA 92626

San Bernardino: 451 E. Vanderbilt Way Suite 100 San Bernardino, CA 92408

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

San Diego: 3890 Murphy Canyon Road Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92123

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

El Centro: 3095 N. Imperial Avenue Suite 101 El Centro, CA 92243

San Jose: 3590 N. First St San Jose, CA 95134

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

Palm Desert: 75153 Merle Dr. Palm Desert, CA 92211

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Diamond Bar: 1370 S. Valley Vista Dr. Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Sacramento: 1760 Creekside Oaks Drive Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95833

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Fresno: 45 East River Park Place West Suite 101 Fresno, CA 93720

Los Angeles: 14320 Firestone Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.

Programs : Medical Administrative Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Chula Vista: 780 Bay Blvd #101 Chula Vista, CA 91910

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Programs : Master of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business / Minor in Informatics, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and more..

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Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

Programs : Multimedia Specialist, Medical Assistant, Electrical Training Program, and more..

Campus Locations :

Orange: 3745 W. Chapman Avenue Orange, CA 92868

Riverside: 1989 Atlanta Avenue Riverside, CA 92507

West Covina: 1400 West Covina Parkway 2nd/3rd Floors West Covina, CA 91790

Fairfield: College of Medical Arts 1652 West Texas Street #15 Fairfield, CA 94533

Get career training for the job you’ve always wanted at UEI College.

Programs : Medical Billing and Insurance Coding, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Ontario: 3380 Shelby Street # 150 Ontario, CA 91764

Chula Vista: 310 3rd Ave. Suite C6 Chula Vista, CA 91910

Bakersfield: 3737 Rosedale Hwy Bakersfield, CA 93308

Anaheim: 401 W. Carl Karcher Way Anaheim, CA 92801

Gardena: 661 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. Gardena, CA 90247

Stockton: 4994 Claremont Avenue Stockton, CA 95207

Encino: 5445 Balboa Blvd. Encino, CA 91316

San Marcos: 2085 Montiel Road San Marcos, CA 92069

Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.

Programs : Writing Children's Books, Medical Transcription, Medical Office Assisting, and more..

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Norcross: Norcross, GA

Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

Programs : MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner, RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner, RN to BSN, and more..

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At Concorde, you’ll find that a “learn by doing” approach to healthcare training will get you the skills you need to succeed-- and get you into the workforce quickly.

Programs : Vocational Nursing, Medical Administrative Assistant, Vocational Nurse, and more..

Campus Locations :

San Diego: 4393 Imperial Ave. Ste. 100 San Diego, CA 92113

Garden Grove: 12951 Euclid Street Ste. 101 Garden Grove, CA 92840

San Bernardino: 201 E. Airport Drive San Bernardino, CA 92408

North Hollywood: 12412 Victory Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91606

Jump-start your automotive career with Universal Technical Institute in Illinois.

Programs : Diesel, Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Sacramento: 4400 E. Commerce Way Sacramento, CA 95834

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