International. Independent.
In Demand.

California is a global trade and logistics giant with 2017 exports accounting for more than $171.9 billion in American-made goods to 229 foreign markets. In California, this sector is supported by 4.9 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 Education & Childcare Services opens doors to bigger opportunities, higher salaries, and more!

  • Business Operations Specialists: $50,000 – $55,000
  • Cargo & Freight Agents: $33,250 – $54,180
  • Customer Service Reps: $24,650 – $61,940
  • First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers & Material Movers: $39,990 – $69,070
  • First-Line Supervisors of Transportation & Material-Moving Machine & Vehicle Operators: $39,990 – $69,070
  • Logisticians: $57,490 – $96,310
  • Market Research Analysts& Marketing Specialists: $34,980 – $70,030
  • Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Except Technicaland Scientific Products: $26,630 – $56,730
  • Manufacturing ProductionTechnicians: $46,810 – $79,290
  • Sales Representatives, Wholesale& Manufacturing, Except Technicaland Scientific Products: $41,780 – $76,240
  • Shipping, Receiving & Traffic Clerks: $25,860 – $39,490
  • Transportation, Storage & Distribution Managers: $70,380 – $121,080

I’m juggling kids and a business, and I was able to find something here that I could fit into…my crazy life.

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Global Trade Facts

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In 2017, California exported $171.9 billion to 229 foreign economies, accounting for 11.1% of the U.S.’s overall exported product value.

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In 2015, international trade supported over 200,000 direct and indirect jobs in the county and provided the second highest average salary in Orange County at $78,950, $23,000 over the average OC salary. Nationally, jobs supported by goods exports pay up to an estimated 18% above the national average.

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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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