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Capital Region

The Capital region is comprised of Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

Top Job Openings 2018-2028*

High-Skill Occupations

  • Management Analysts:
    • 31,940 projected job openings, $83,509 average annual wage, 360 job advertisements.
  • Registered Nurses:
    • 15,310 projected job openings, $136,501 average annual wage, 1,901 job advertisements.
  • General and Operations Managers:
    • 15,270 projected job openings, $106,185 average annual wage, 614 job advertisements.
  • Accountants and Auditors:
    • 12,050 projected job openings, $83,509 average annual wage, 388 job advertisements.
  • Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education:
    • 8,050 projected job openings, $80,749 average annual wage, 102 job advertisements.
 

Middle-Skill Occupations

  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers:
    • 13,610 projected job openings, $51,982 average annual wage, 1,045 job advertisements.
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks:
    • 12,890 projected job openings, $49,899 average annual wage, 322 job advertisements.
  • Teacher Assistants:
    • 12,280 projected job openings, $38,808 average annual wage, 190 job advertisements.
  • Medical Assistants:
    • 10,380 projected job openings, $51,330 average annual wage, 302 job advertisements.
  • Nursing Assistants:
    • 8,400 projected job openings, $39,891 average annual wage, 233 job advertisements.
 

Entry-Level Occupations

  • Personal Care Aides**:
    • 74,250 projected job openings, $31,574 average annual wage, 430 job advertisements.
  • Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food***:
    • 58,730 projected job openings, $33,509 average annual wage, 598 job advertisements.
  • Cashiers:
    • 47,030 projected job openings, $31,366 average annual wage, 356 job advertisements.
  • Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:
    • 43,440 projected job openings, $38,750 average annual wage, 649 job advertisements.
  • Retail Salespersons:
    • 40,480 projected job openings, $31,762 average annual wage, 1,472 job advertisements.

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*The 2018-2028 employment projections do not include impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and response efforts. Employment projections are developed using models based on historical data, which in this set of projections cover the period through 2018; all input data therefore precede the pandemic. Employment projections are long-term projections intended to capture structural change in the economy, not cyclical fluctuations. As such, they are not intended to capture the impacts of the recession that began in February 2020. However, besides the immediate recessionary impacts, the pandemic may cause new structural changes to the economy. Subsequent employment projections will incorporate new information on economic structural changes as it becomes available.