International. Independent.
In Demand.

California is a global trade and logistics giant with 2020 exports accounting for more than $151 billion in American-made goods to 227 foreign markets. In California, this sector is supported by 4.7 million jobs in such fields as logistics, finance, marketing, and management. A degree or certificate from your local community college can catapult you into your new career.

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Careers in Global Trade

Are you ready for a career education that’s built for success beyond borders? Launch a bold new future in these fields and more!

Aerospace | Arts, Media & Entertainment | Fashion | Franchises | High Tech, Information Technology & Communications | Hospitality & Tourism | Life Sciences / Biotech | Manufacturing | Marketing, Sales & Service | Retail | Small Business & Entrepreneurship | Transportation | Wholesale Trade

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Skills Gained

Get the critical knowledge and tools to succeed in a global trade career.

Critical Thinking | Cultural Awareness | Organization | Work Ethic | Math | Time Management | Problem Solving | Project Management

Earning Potential for Careers in Global Trade

Your career education in global trade services opens doors to bigger opportunities, higher salaries, and more!

  • Cargo & Freight Agents: $27,780 – $69,890
  • Customer Service Reps: $24,120 – $57,830
  • Logisticians: $44,190 – $122,580
  • Marketing Managers: $74,620 – $191,760
  • Transportation, Storage & Distribution Managers: $56,970 – $164,140

    It seems like something that’s impossible. But once I start to get my hands on that, it starts to look like something that’s achievable.

    Zack
    Future BUILT student

    Global Trade Facts

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    In California, the number of Marketing Managers is expected to grow much faster than average growth rate for all occupations. Jobs for Marketing Managers are expected to increase by 12.9%, or 5,900 jobs by 2028.

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    California exports translate into high-paying jobs for more than 1 million Californians. International trade, including exports and imports, supports nearly 5 million California jobs – nearing 1 in 4 jobs.

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    The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the two largest container ports in the United States.

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