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San Joaquin Valley Region

The San Joaquin Valley region is comprised of Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare counties.

Top Job Openings 2018-2028*

High-Skill Occupations

  • Registered Nurses:
    • 22,290 projected job openings, $123,828 average annual wage, 3,011 job advertisements.
  • Substitute Teachers:
    • 20,980 projected job openings, $38,305 average annual wage, 0 job advertisements.
  • Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education:
    • 17,800 projected job openings, $82,150 average annual wage, 43 job advertisements.
  • General and Operations Managers:
    • 16,570 projected job openings, $96,952 average annual wage, 572 job advertisements.
  • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:
    • 9,020 projected job openings, $99,340 average annual wage, 47 job advertisements.
 

Middle-Skill Occupations

  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers:
    • 37,600 projected job openings, $50,344 average annual wage, 1,969 job advertisements.
  • Teacher Assistants:
    • 28,110 projected job openings, $38,167 average annual wage, 159 job advertisements.
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks:
    • 19,290 projected job openings, $47,772 average annual wage, 450 job advertisements.
  • Medical Assistants:
    • 15,500 projected job openings, $39,469 average annual wage, 498 job advertisements.
  • Nursing Assistants:
    • 13,940 projected job openings, $38,145 average annual wage, 380 job advertisements.
 

Entry-Level Occupations

  • Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse:
    • 245,860 projected job openings, $31,200 average annual wage, 17 job advertisements
  • .Personal Care Aides**:
    • 91,690 projected job openings, $31,637 average annual wage, 381 job advertisements.
  • Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food***:
    • 87,360 projected job openings, $32,115 average annual wage, 708 job advertisements.
  • Cashiers:
    • 77,890 projected job openings, $31,200 average annual wage, 551 job advertisements.
  • Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand:
    • 65,950 projected job openings, $32,656 average annual wage, 917 job advertisements.

An image of the California San Joaquin region on a map of California

 

*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.

**Wages for Personal Care Aides are taken from the Home Health and Personal Care Aides occupation.

***Wages for Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food are taken from the Food Preparation Workers occupation.