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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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Programs : BS in Criminal Justice Administration - Cybercrimes, B.S. in Communication, Master of Health Administration/Informatics, and more..

Campus Locations :

Online: Online, CA

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

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

Costa Mesa: 3150 Bristol Street, Suite 100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

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

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

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

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

Chula Vista: 2060 Otay Lakes Road Chula Vista, CA 91915

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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

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

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

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

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

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

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 :

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

San Francisco: 1170 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

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

North Hollywood: 5250 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601

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

Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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

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

The MSW@USC is the first top-ranked MSW program offered nationally. Many online programs are limited to certain geographic areas or the availability of courses, making it necessary to travel to campus. Our program can be completed from virtually anywhere without the need to relocate to Southern California.

Programs : Master of Social Work, and more..

Campus Locations :

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Heald College provides hands-on educational programs that can help students prepare for careers in the healthcare, business, legal and technology fields.

Programs : Accounting, Business Administration, Office Skills, and more..

Campus Locations :

Rancho Cordova: 2910 Prospect Park Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Fresno: 255 West Bullard Avenue Fresno, CA 93704

San Francisco: 350 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105

Salinas: 1450 N. Main Street Salinas, CA 93906

Milpitas: 341 Great Mall Parkway Milpitas, CA 95035

Salida: 5260 Pirrone Court Salida, CA 95368

Concord: 5130 Commercial Circle Concord, CA 94520

Stockton: 1605 East March Lane Stockton, CA 95210

Hayward: 25500 Industrial Boulevard Hayward, CA 94545

Roseville: 7 Sierra Gate Plaza Roseville, CA 95678

Interested in a career as a professional dog trainer? Animal Behavior College is the place to start.

Programs : Certified Dog Trainer Instructor Course - On-Site, Veterinary Assistant, Grooming Instruction, and more..

Campus Locations :

Valencia: 25104 Rye Canyon Loop Valencia, CA 91355

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Everest University Online, a Division of Everest University, makes career training convenient and accessible. With courses tailored for working students and others who need a more flexible class schedule, Everest University Online allows students to learn from home and offers the same well-respected curriculum available at a traditional campus.

Programs : Criminal Justice (Associate's), Applied Management (Associate's), Criminal Justice (Master's), and more..

Campus Locations :

Santa Ana: Santa Ana, CA

Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

Programs : Manicurist, Esthetician, Cosmetology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Palm Desert: 75-030 Gerald Ford Drive Suite 203 Palm Desert, CA 92211

Bakersfield: 2822 F Street Bakersfield, CA 93301

Clovis: 731 W. Shaw Ave Clovis, CA 93612

Visalia: 3356 South Fairway Visalia, CA 93277

Whether you want to train for a new career, advance within your current company, or simply learn new skills to stay competitive in today's job market, Allied's distance education training can help!

Programs : California Real Estate Salesperson, Medical Coding, Medical Billing, and more..

Campus Locations :

Laguna Hills: 22952 Alcalde Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Career-focused education for real‐world results.

Programs : Associate - Web Graphic Design, Bachelor's - Accounting, Master's-Business Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

Chicago: Chicago, IL

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Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Drive Pomona, CA 91768

Sherman Oaks: 15301 Ventura Blvd B-100 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Oxnard: 300 E. Esplanade Dr., Suite 100, Oxnard, CA 93036

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

San Jose: 2160 Lundy Ave. Suite 250 San Jose, CA 95131

San Diego: 2655 Camino Del Rio North Suite 201 San Diego, CA 92108

Long Beach: 3880 Kilroy Airport Way Long Beach, CA 90806

Elk Grove: 2216 Kausen Dr. Ste. 1 Elk Grove, CA 95758

Anaheim: 1900 S. State College Blvd. Suite 150 Anaheim, CA 92806

Alhambra: 1000 South Fremont Avenue Unit 40, Building A-11, First Floor Alhambra, CA 91803

Daly City: 2001 Junipero Serra Blvd. Suite 161 Daly City, CA 94014

Fresno: 7575 North Fresno St. Suite 575 Fresno, CA 93720

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

Palmdale: One 39115 Trade Center Dr. Ste. 100 Palmdale, CA 93551

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

Rancho Cucamonga: 9494 Haven Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

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