Workforce Needs of Small Businesses in San Diego

November 5, 2015

Workforce Needs of Small Businesses in San Diego analyzes the survey results from 347 small businesses across San Diego County’s Priority Sectors. The study focuses on growth over the next 12 months, the challenges that small businesses expect to face in the future, skills necessary to start a small business, and workshops that are useful for workers in businesses with fewer than 50 employees.

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Download the Advanced Manufacturing sector brief (400 KB)

Download the Advanced Transportation sector brief (400 KB)

Download the Global Trade sector brief (500 KB)

Download the Health Care sector brief (400 KB)

Download the Information & Communication Technologies sector brief (400 KB)

Download the Life Sciences/Biotechnology sector brief (400 KB)

Aerospace: San Diego Labor Market Analysis

April 22, 2015

Aerospace: Labor Market Analysis is a study of a subsector of Advanced Manufacturing. This report analyzes four areas vital to the aerospace industry: R&D and testing laboratories, aerospace products and parts, instruments and components, and support activities. The study focuses on emerging opportunities in the aerospace industry, the types of knowledge and skills that are in demand, and how employers and educators can promote industry growth.

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Priority Sector Posters

March 19, 2015

The Priority Sector posters highlight career pathways within San Diego’s five Priority Sectors: Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Energy, Health Care, Information and Communication Technologies, and Life Sciences. Each poster includes information about the top jobs, education and skill requirements, and median wages presented in a digestible one-sheet, designed for students in grades K–12. These posters can be printed at 12×18″ or 24×36″.

Download print-ready files (PDF) of all the posters in English (32 MB)

Download print-ready files (PDF) of all the posters in Spanish (32 MB)

Download print-ready files (PDF) of Advanced Manufacturing in English (7 MB)

Download print-ready files (PDF) of Clean Energy in English (4 MB)

Download print-ready files (PDF) of Health Care in English (8 MB)

Download print-ready files (PDF) of Information and Communication Technologies in English (6 MB)

Download print-ready files (PDF) of Life Sciences in English (9 MB)

Download print-ready files (PDF) of Advanced Manufacturing in Spanish (7 MB)

Download print-ready files (PDF) of Clean Energy in Spanish (4 MB)

Download print-ready files (PDF) of Health Care in Spanish (8 MB)

Download print-ready files (PDF) of Information and Communication Technologies in Spanish (6 MB)

Download print-ready files (PDF) of Life Sciences in Spanish (9 MB)

Life Sciences: Labor Market Analysis

October 2, 2014

The Life Sciences sector accounts for more than 1,372 establishments and 45,000 workers in San Diego County. Life Sciences: Labor Market Analysis identifies the opportunities for workers and needs of employers in the sector and recommends specific actions for investments in workforce development to prepare the future workforce.

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Information and Communication Technologies: Labor Market Analysis

October 2, 2014

Information and Communication Technologies: Labor Market Analysis serves to inform educational training institutions, Workforce Development Boards and community organizations on how to best prepare the future workforce for ICT positions. This study focuses on 11 ICT occupations that account for approximately 40,000 jobs in San Diego County and have median earnings that are 19 percent higher than the County average for all occupations.

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Advanced Manufacturing: Labor Market Analysis

October 2, 2014

Advanced Manufacturing: Labor Market Analysis highlights four occupational clusters that are most commonly employed in Advanced Manufacturing — drafting and technician, computer/software, production, and engineering — and provides insight on San Diego employers’ workforce needs. The Advanced Manufacturing sector accounts for 10 percent of establishments, 15 percent of all paid employment and 22 percent of annual payroll in the region.

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Clean Energy: Labor Market Analysis

October 2, 2014

Clean Energy: Labor Market Analysis focuses on two highly integrated subsectors that have the most employment in San Diego’s Clean Energy sector: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Eleven occupations within this sector were selected for in-depth analysis due to their high level of projected growth, opportunities for employment and training potential.

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Health Care: Labor Market Analysis

October 2, 2014

Health Care: Labor Market Analysis analyzes 12 occupations that are projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2018 and provides recommendations for the workforce development system on how to best prepare the future Health Care workforce. One in every 10 jobs in the region is health-related, and employment in Health Care grew 11 percent while the overall County employment fell 6 percent during the Great Recession.

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In-Demand Jobs

November 25, 2013

In-Demand Jobs profiles San Diego’s top 50 occupations, identifying skills needed, educational and training requirements, wages, growth patterns, and employers’ expectations. These profiles were created for use by job seekers, educators and San Diego employers.

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    Popular Fields in Extended Studies: An Occupational Analysis

    October 30, 2013

    Popular Fields in Extended Studies investigates eight key professions that are vital to sustaining San Diego’s economic base: accounting, clinical research and trials, education, engineering, human resources, informational technology, paralegal, and safety training. Findings indicate that all eight professions will experience potential supply gaps over the next decade.

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