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Fast Facts for Computer Operators in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Sacramento, San Francisco and Chico
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Oxnard, Santa Rosa and Vallejo
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Sacramento, Santa Ana and San Francisco

Salaries for Computer Operators in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Francisco, Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz

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  • Degree - Computer Systems Administration
  • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
  • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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Visalia
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  • Computer Support Technician
  • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ rating.
  • Computer Support Technician program is based on guidelines set by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft.
  • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 2 locations in Cathedral City and Twentynine Palms, California.
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Cathedral City
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  • Computer Repair
  • MCDST
  • MS-Office
  • An accredited computer training academy preparing students to enter the IT industry as Network Engineers, Software Engineers, Web Apps Developer, Website Designers, Programmers, Database Administrators since 2000.
  • Holds A+ certification from CompTIA.
  • Located in Los Angeles, approximately 10 minutes away from LAX.
  • Flexible class schedules offered during day times, evenings and weekends.
  • Helping students start a career in technology within 3 - 9 months.
  • Educates with the mission to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
  • Military friendly school.
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Los Angeles
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  • Computer Systems Technician (10-Month Diploma Program)
  • Dedicated to providing  career training since 1975.
  • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
  • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
  • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
  • Has admissions professionals available to help students decide which diploma or degree program they should pursue.
  • Gives job placement assistance strengthened by relationships with local employers.
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  • Information Technology (BS)
  • Earn your Bachelor in Science in Information Technology - 100% online
  • South University brings over 115 years of tradition and achievement to a supportive, online classroom
  • Courses include IT Security, Software Engineering Fundamentals, Network Administration, and more
  • Study computer programming, network design, software engineering skills and more
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  • Computer Information Technology - BS/BA

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  • Computer Programming (AAS)
  • Offers several scholarship opportunities for students who qualify.
  • Laptop computers are issued to each student at the beginning of their program.
  • Provides programs in health care, business, information technology, and graphic arts.
  • Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

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San Diego
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  • Bachelors in Information Technology
  • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
  • Gain technology certification exam preparation.
  • Acquire technical skills in programming and technology trouble-shooting.
  • Recommend, select, and service software/ hardware systems that meet the unique information technology needs of an organization.
  • Work both independently and cooperatively to meet the technology goals of the organization.
  • Comprehend the theoretical and applied uses of information technology in various business applications for problem-solving.
  • Apply knowledge in system analysis and design, network design and administration, database design and development, operating systems, software and web application development, and IT security.
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  • Information Technology Associate's Degree
  • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
  • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
  • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
  • 3 campuses in Southern California.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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More California Computer Schools

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Santa Maria
Associate
13,176
Sacramento
Associate
33,821
Lancaster
Associate
13,312
Barstow
Associate
2,906
Oroville
Associate
12,228
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
Hayward
Associate
13,229
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
18,736
Fountain Valley
Associate
9,316
Alameda
Associate
5,979
Kentfield
Associate
6,476
Eureka
Associate
6,025
Visalia
Associate
11,697
San Pablo
Associate
7,147
Sacramento
Associate
12,967
Cypress
Associate
13,592
Cupertino
Associate
24,115
Folsom
Associate
8,193
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Fullerton
Associate
20,719
Gilroy
Associate
6,049
El Cajon
Associate
17,359
Irvine
Associate
9,805
South Lake Tahoe
Associate
2,576
Livermore
Associate
8,024
Los Angeles
Associate
17,204
Sylmar
Associate
8,493
Ukiah
Associate
4,347
Oakland
Associate
6,944
Oceanside
Associate
10,682
Santa Clara
Associate
8,832
Modesto
Associate
18,546
Monterey
Associate
9,238
San Jacinto
Associate
14,197
Walnut
Associate
29,842
Costa Mesa
Associate
24,424
Blythe
Associate
3,831
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Pasadena
Associate
26,672
Porterville
Associate
3,773
Riverside
Associate
30,961
Sacramento
Associate
24,596
Mission Viejo
Associate
18,371
San Diego
Associate
17,013
Stockton
Associate
18,668
Santa Monica
Associate
28,958
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Rocklin
Associate
18,859
Fairfield
Associate
11,163
Coalinga
Associate
2,833
Lemoore
Associate
3,833
Saratoga
Associate
11,210

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Computer Operators

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Computer Operators

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Computer Operators relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 130 $49,790
El Centro 40 $78,900
Fresno 170 $36,310
Sacramento 270 $53,140
Roseville 270 $53,140
Arden 270 $53,140
Arcade 270 $53,140
Los Angeles 1300 $46,110
Long Beach 1300 $46,110
Anaheim 1300 $46,110
Modesto 40 $44,440
Oxnard 160 $43,090
Thousand Oaks 160 $43,090
Ventura 160 $43,090
Riverside 320 $47,720
San Bernardino 320 $47,720
Ontario 320 $47,720
San Diego 440 $45,400
Carlsbad 440 $45,400
San Francisco 540 $56,760
Oakland 540 $56,760
Hayward 540 $56,760
Stockton 40 $42,470
Lodi 40 $42,470
San Jose 220 $55,860
Sunnyvale 220 $55,860
Santa Clara 220 $55,860
Vallejo -2222 $51,450
Fairfield -2222 $51,450
Visalia 70 $36,150
Porterville 70 $36,150
Santa Maria 60 $48,380
Santa Barbara 60 $48,380

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