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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 WageProjected Employment Change
Web Developers16,90072,0303,822
Graphic Designers26,29052,0104,018
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists24,30022,8704,201
Medical Assistants82,45032,6904,122
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses61,05051,6204,100
Dental Assistants45,51036,5704,121
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics56,00039,9904,386
*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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With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create. Please Call 855-816-4001 to speak to a customer representative.

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

Campus Locations :

San Francisco: 1170 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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

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

North Hollywood: 5250 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601

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

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

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..

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Online: Online, CA

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

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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

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

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

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

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

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

San Diego: 1230 Columbia Street San Diego, CA 92101

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

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

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

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

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

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 : Electrician, Early Childhood Education, Funeral Service Education, and more..

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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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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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For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education.

Programs : Criminal Justice, AA (Online), Criminal Justice, BA (Online), Health Services Administration, BA (Online Only), and more..

Campus Locations :

Fort Lauderdale: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

Programs : Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, M.Div: Leadership, MA Theological Studies: Theology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Lynchburg: 1971 University Boulevard Lynchburg, VA 24502

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 :

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

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

North Hollywood: 12412 Victory Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91606

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

American Career College (ACC) offers hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in the healthcare industry at three campuses in Los Angeles, Ontario, and Orange County, California.

Programs : Associate of Occupational Science in Health Information Technology, Dental Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, and more..

Campus Locations :

Anaheim: 1200 North Magnolia Ave. Anaheim, CA 92801

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