Sacramento Careers: Overview of Hot Careers in Sacramento, CA

If you're interested in beginning or changing your career in Sacramento, California, there are plenty of opportunities available. This article allows you to base your new career path on a fast-growing Sacramento career.


As the state capital of California, Sacramento boasted a population of about 485,199 in 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Fact Finder. UC Davis Medical Center, the Corrections Department, Delta Dental Plan of Missouri and Sacramento State University are just a few of the major employers in the city of Sacramento.

Occupation Projections

According to California's Employment Development Department (EDD), www.edd.ca.gov, the following ten occupations are among those expected to have the fastest job growth from 2012-2022 for the Sacramento area. Some of these jobs require a master's degree, while others simply require a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Physical therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Physician assistant
  • Market research analyst
  • Translator
  • HVAC technician
  • Electrician
  • Tile and marble setter
  • Taper
  • Rehabilitation counselor

From 2012-2022, these jobs are expected to be among the largest growing in the Sacramento area.

  • Lawyer
  • Preschool teacher
  • Medical assistant
  • Management analyst
  • General manager
  • Customer service representative
  • Personal care aide
  • Retail salesperson
  • Waiter
  • Cashier

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