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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.

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 tech 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 tech 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

Number employed: 56,000

Job growth 2010-2020: 20 percent

Mean annual wage: $43,220

Dental assistants

Number employed: 45,510

Job growth 2010-2020: 12.1 percent

Mean annual wage: $37,730

Graphic designers

Number employed: 26,290

Job growth 2010-2020: 16.1 percent

Mean annual wage: $57,070

Hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists

Number employed: 24,300

Job growth 2010-2020: 19.1 percent

Mean annual wage: $27,590

Licensed vocational nurses

Number employed: 61,050

Job growth 2010-2020: 22.5 percent

Mean annual wage: $51,800

Medical assistants

Number employed: 82,450

Job growth 2010-2020: 22.5 percent

Mean annual wage: $34,050

Web developers and designers

Number employed: 16,900

Job growth 2010-2020: 22.4 percent

Mean annual wage: $74,570

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 tech 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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Gear up for a better future at WyoTech.

Programs : Electrician, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding, Motorcycle Technology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Fremont: 200 Whitney Place Fremont, CA 94539

Long Beach: 2161 Technology Place Long Beach, CA 90810

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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Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

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

Campus Locations :

Clovis: 731 W. Shaw Ave Clovis, CA 93612

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

Thanks to Florida Tech offering intensive degree programs 100% online, students located all over the world have the opportunity to access the same world-class education as those who attend classes on the main campus in Melbourne, Florida.

Programs : Associate of Arts in Applied Psychology, Mini MBA Certificate/Internet Marketing, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, and more..

Campus Locations :

Tampa: 9417 Princess Palm Ave Tampa, FL 33619

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

Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

Programs : Multimedia Specialist, Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician, Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Fairfield: College of Medical Arts 1652 West Texas Street #15 Fairfield, CA 94533

West Covina: 1400 West Covina Parkway 2nd/3rd Floors West Covina, CA 91790

Orange: 3745 W. Chapman Avenue Orange, CA 92868

Riverside: 1989 Atlanta Avenue Riverside, CA 92507

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

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 :

Online: Online, CA

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

San Diego: 1230 Columbia Street San Diego, CA 92101

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

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

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

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

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

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

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

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

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

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

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

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

Programs : Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), Adult Health Nurse Practitioner (PGC), Specialization in Nurse Educator (MSN), and more..

Campus Locations :

Savannah: 709 Mall Boulevard Savannah, GA 31406

As an accredited university with online degree programs in five schools, Capella University is committed to helping you accomplish your goals through a high-caliber educational experience.

Programs : DBA - Leadership, PhD - Information Technology General, MS - Social and Community Services, and more..

Campus Locations :

Minneapolis: Capella Tower 225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor Minneapolis, MN 55402

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