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Fast Facts for Heavy Truck Drivers in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Redding, Stockton and Hanford
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Ana
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Riverside, Oakland and Santa Ana

Salaries for Heavy Truck Drivers in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Francisco, Merced and Riverside

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Programs
  • Commercial Truck Driver Program - 310 Clock Hours
  • CDL Driver Training Program - 80 Clock Hours
  • Features small class sizes and with class options in the day, evening, and weekend.
  • Member of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association and a proud sponsor of HirePatriots.
  • Offers lifetime job placement assistance, and financial aid to those who qualify.
  • Programs are available in commercial truck driving and CDL driving training.
  • Campus is located in Yuma, Arizona.
Programs
  • Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • Designated as a 2017 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Offers several aviation maintenance programs, including engineering, electronics, helicopter, and avionics technology.
  • Tutoring and advising services are available to students at no additional cost.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 11 campuses across the United States, with locations in California, Virginia, Texas, Indianapolis, Florida, and more.
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Oakland
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  • Electronic Health Records - Associate of Applied Science
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Each campus features a public spa and/or salon where students can gain real-world experience.
  • 17 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent colleges and Schools (ACICS), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Originally founded in 1916 in Wilmington, North Carolina by Judge Leon Motte.
Programs
  • Automotive Technician (11-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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Gardena
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Programs
  • Automotive

At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), you won’t just train for a career. You’ll train for success. The hands-on training and high-tech skills you’ll get at UTI can put you on the fast track toward a rewarding career as a professional technician. Across the nation, you’ll find UTI-trained technicians working in great jobs with top manufacturers, dealerships and repair shops. 

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Long Beach
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Programs
  • Degree - Construction Management
  • 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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Ontario
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Programs
  • HVAC Technician
  • Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes are available.
  • Offers lifetime career assistance services to graduates, including resume and cover letter assistance, employer networking, and one-on-one employment counseling.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • 8 campuses located across California, with 3 additional campuses in New Hampshire and Maine and online options.
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West Covina
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  • HVAC/R
  • 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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Programs
  • Heating, Ventilation, and AC
  • A part of the Select Education Group (SEG).
  • Offers several scholarship and financial aid opportunities for students who qualify.
  • California campuses accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and accreditation for the Salem campus from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • 4 Campuses located in Clovis, Modesto, and Redding in California, and Salem, Oregon.
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Clovis
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More California Truck Driving Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Alameda
Associate
5,979

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Heavy Truck Drivers

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:
Heavy Truck Drivers

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

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 1100 $46,570
Bakersfield 4820 $43,100
Chico 420 $39,640
El Centro 960 $37,840
Fresno 4770 $43,280
Hanford-Corcoran 560 $33,680
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 7160 $42,960
Salinas 2010 $39,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 37240 $44,570
Madera 460 $37,730
Merced 1080 $43,510
Modesto 3170 $39,200
Napa 500 $44,270
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 1780 $43,410
Redding 610 $44,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 25730 $48,050
San Diego-Carlsbad 6770 $41,660
Santa Rosa 1560 $50,470
Stockton-Lodi 6020 $40,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 10830 $49,320
Vallejo-Fairfield 1370 $46,970
Visalia-Porterville 1930 $47,950
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 4470 $45,840
Yuba City 680 $42,590
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande 520 $48,530
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 310 $42,230

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