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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

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

San Francisco: 1170 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

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

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

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

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

San Diego: 1230 Columbia Street San Diego, CA 92101

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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

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

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

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

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

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

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

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

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

Programs : Medical Assistant, Surgical Technology, Vocational Nursing, and more..

Campus Locations :

Riverside: 4550 La Sierra Avenue Riverside, CA 92505

Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.

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

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

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..

Campus Locations :

Norcross: Norcross, GA

Allied Health Institute is a post-secondary vocational school offering a variety of Diploma and Associate Degree programs in the field of Allied Health. By utilizing online learning, students have the flexibility to continue their education from the convenience of their own home. Our virtual classrooms will enable students to attend classes and communicate with instructors and classmates. Students can complete some programs without leaving their current employment or sacrificing family time.

Programs : Electrocardiograph Technician, Medical Coding Specialist, Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Fort Lauderdale: 51 N. State Rd 7 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317

San Joaquin Valley College is an accredited private junior college committed to the professional success of its students and graduates. Founded in 1977, SJVC has campuses located throughout California-including an Online division and offers a variety of accelerated Certificate and Associate of Science degree programs in the business, medical and technical fields. Students benefit from a balance of classroom instruction and real-world experience, learning the skills they need to go straight to work in today’s competitive job market.

Programs : Criminal Justice: Corrections, Medical Office, Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Fresno: 295 E. Sierra Ave. Fresno, CA 93710

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 :

Fresno: 2002 N. Gateway Blvd. Fresno, CA 93727

Bakersfield: 3737 Rosedale Hwy Bakersfield, CA 93308

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

Stockton: 4994 Claremont Avenue Stockton, CA 95207

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

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

Encino: 5445 Balboa Blvd. Encino, CA 91316

Huntington Park: 6055 Pacific Boulevard Huntington Park, CA 90255

Riverside: 1860 University Ave. Riverside, CA 92507

Ontario: 3380 Shelby Street # 150 Ontario, CA 91764

El Monte: 3401 Rio Hondo Ave. El Monte, CA 91731

San Marcos: 2085 Montiel Road San Marcos, CA 92069

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

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

Programs : Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts (Online), Entertainment Business, Master of Science (Online), Music Business, Bachelor of Science (Online), and more..

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