San Bernardino, CA, Career & Economy Guide

If you are currently looking for a new career in San Bernardino, California, then read on to learn about the area, its top employers and its fastest-growing occupations. You'll discover why this area is growing and be able to better determine if San Bernardino can meet your career goals.

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With a 2016 population of over 205,000, San Bernardino is the largest city and county seat of San Bernardino County. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes that the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had a civilian labor force of almost 2 million with an unemployment rate of 5.7% in February 2016. Avid job seekers may certainly find the area worth investigating.

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  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Top Employers

According to the State of California Employment Development Division (EDD), the following were among the top 25 major employers in San Bernardino County in 2015, listed in no particular order:

  • Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
  • California State University - San Bernardino
  • Kaiser Permanente Fontana Med
  • U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center
  • San Bernardino County Schools
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Desert Valley Hospital
  • U.S. Department of the Navy
  • FedEx Ground
  • Ontario International Airport

Fastest-Growing Occupations

The EDD reports that the following are projected to be among the fastest-growing jobs in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario MSA over the 2012-2022 decade. This area is composed of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

  • Brickmasons and Blockmasons
  • Helpers for Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons and Tile and Marble Setters
  • Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
  • Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
  • Fence Erectors
  • Tile and Marble Setters
  • Cost Estimators
  • Construction and Maintenance Painters
  • Personal Care Aides
  • Roofers
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