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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

CareerTotal EmploymentAnnual Median Wage
Web Developers16,90072,030
Graphic Designers26,29052,010
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists24,30022,870
Medical Assistants82,45032,690
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses61,05051,620
Dental Assistants45,51036,570
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics56,00039,990
*This data is sourced from the 2013 BLS employment report (BLS.gov)

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

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

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

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

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

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

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

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

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

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

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

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

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

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Sacramento: 8909 Folsom Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95826

Citrus Heights: 7301 Greenback Ln., Suite A Citrus Heights, CA 95621

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

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

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

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

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

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

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

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

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

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

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

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

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

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

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

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