Merced is a city in, and the county seat of, Merced County, California in the San Joaquin Valley of Northern California. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 78,958. Incorporated in 1889, Merced is a charter city that operates under a council-manager government. It is named after the Merced River, which flows nearby.

Merced, known as the “Gateway to Yosemite”, is less than two hours by automobile from Yosemite National Park to the east and Monterey Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and several beaches to the west. The community is served by the rail passenger service Amtrak, a major airline through Merced Regional Airport, and three bus lines. It is approximately 110 miles (180 km) from Sacramento, 130 miles (210 km) from San Francisco, and 270 miles (430 km) from Los Angeles.

In 2005, the city became home to the tenth University of California campus, University of California, Merced (UCM), the first research university built in the U.S. in the 21st century.

Agriculture Careers in Merced County

  1. Agricultural Equipment Operators
  2. Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
  3. Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
  4. Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
  5. Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
  6. Maintenance and Repair Workers General
  7. Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
  8. Packers and Packagers, Hand
  9. Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

Transportation and Logistics Careers in Merced County

  1. Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
  2. Bus Drivers, School or Special Client
  3. Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
  4. First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
  5. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  6. Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
  7. Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
  8. Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
  9. Packers and Packagers, Hand
  10. Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks

Construction Careers in Merced County

  1. Carpenter
  2. Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
  3. Construction Laborers
  4. Construction Managers
  5. Cost Estimators
  6. Electricians
  7. First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
  8. HVAC, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
  9. Painters, Construction and Maintenance
  10. Plumbers, Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters
  11. Printing Press Operators

Healthcare Careers in Merced County

  1. Childcare Workers
  2. Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  3. Medical Assistants
  4. Medical Secretaries
  5. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
  6. Personal Care Aides
  7. Registered Nurses
  8. Social and Human Service Assistants

Advanced Manufacturing Careers in Merced County

  1. First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
  2. General and Operations Managers
  3. Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  4. Industrial Production Managers
  5. Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
  6. Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
  7. Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
  8. Printing Press Operators
  9. Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
  10. Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

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