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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 Bernardino: 674 East Brier Drive San Bernardino, CA 92408

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

Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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

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

San Francisco: 1170 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

North Hollywood: 5250 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601

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

At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

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

Campus Locations :

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Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

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

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

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

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

San Diego: 3870 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 310 San Diego, CA 92123

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

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

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

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

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

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

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

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

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

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 :

San Francisco: 350 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105

Milpitas: 341 Great Mall Parkway Milpitas, CA 95035

Stockton: 1605 East March Lane Stockton, CA 95210

Salida: 5260 Pirrone Court Salida, CA 95368

Roseville: 7 Sierra Gate Plaza Roseville, CA 95678

Salinas: 1450 N. Main Street Salinas, CA 93906

Concord: 5130 Commercial Circle Concord, CA 94520

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

Fresno: 255 West Bullard Avenue Fresno, CA 93704

Hayward: 25500 Industrial Boulevard Hayward, CA 94545

Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.

Programs : Diploma - Criminal Justice - Social and Youth Services, Diploma - Criminal Justice, Diploma - Electrician, and more..

Campus Locations :

Los Angeles: 3000 S. Robertson Blvd. Ste. 300 Los Angeles, CA 90034

Anaheim: 511 North Brookhurst Suite 300 Anaheim, CA 92801

San Francisco: 814 Mission Street Ste. 500 San Francisco, CA 94103

San Bernardino: 217 E. Club Center Drive Suite A San Bernardino, CA 92408

Ontario: 1819 S. Excise Avenue Ontario, CA 91761

LA Puente: 12801 Crossroads Parkway South LA Puente, CA 91746

Gardena: 1045 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. Suite 275 Gardena, CA 90247

Santa Ana: 500 W. Santa Ana Blvd. Santa Ana, CA 92703

Alhambra: 2215 W. Mission Road Alhambra, CA 91803

Torrance: 1231 Cabrillo Avenue Ste. 201 Torrance, CA 90501

Reseda: 18040 Sherman Way Ste. 400 Reseda, CA 91335

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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

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

Elk Grove: 2218 Kausen Dr Elk Grove, CA 95758

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

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

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

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan College.

Programs : Diploma: Dental Assistant, Diploma: Therapeutic Health Technician, Associate of Occupational Studies: Respiratory Therapy, and more..

Campus Locations :

Bakersfield: 1914 Wible Road Bakersfield, CA 93304

Salida: 5172 Kiernan Court Salida, CA 95368

Palm Springs: 2475 East Tahquitz Canyon Palm Springs, CA 92262

Try your first two online courses for only $200 each with our Start Smart (SM) Offer.

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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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

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

North Hollywood: 12412 Victory Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91606

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