Today on Off the 56, I’ll be talking all about what the job market is like in San Diego. If you’re making the move to San Diego and need help finding a home in the right neighborhood, contact me anytime!
Top Industries in San Diego
If you didn’t know already, San Diego’s top industry is the Military. The United States Navy is the largest employer in San Diego County. Other top industries in San Diego include tourism, international trade, and research and manufacturing.
Top Employers in San Diego
As for top employers in San Diego, UCSD comes in second behind the U.S. Navy with around 38,000 employees. UCSD is followed by Sharp Healthcare, the County of San Diego, San Diego Unified School District. and Scripps Healthcare. Other large employers to mention include Qualcomm, Intuit, and Kaiser Permanente.
Highest Paying Jobs in San Diego
If you’re curious about what the highest paying jobs in San Diego are you might be surprised! The highest paying job in San Diego is an Obstetrician, making just over $255,000 a year. Chief Executives are also at the top of the pay scale in San Diego, earning around $205,000 a year. A Natural Science Manager earns around $170,000 a year. Another high-paid and popular profession in San Diego is a Dentist, earning around $168,000 annually. Other well-paid jobs in San Diego include Marketing Managers and Lawyers.
Jobs Most Likely to Grow Over the Next 5 Years in San Diego
Engineers, Physician’s Assistants, and Physical Therapists all have growing demand here in San Diego County. If you work in these industries, you might want to keep an eye on the job market here over the next several years!
Top Entry Level Jobs in San Diego
For top entry-level jobs, Data Scientists made the list as well Engineers, Product Designers, and UX Designers.
Tech Moving to San Diego
There have been many rumors of major tech companies moving to San Diego! In fact, Apple is looking for their second office here and currently has over 119 job openings for engineer and designers. Click here for more information on jobs with Apple. Amazon also plans to hire an additional 200 workers at its San Diego Tech Hub. And they’re not just searching for delivery drivers! Click here for a current list of positions available at Amazon. If you’re interested in working in tech, definitely keep an eye on new offices opening in San Diego County.
That’s my overview of the job market in San Diego! Obviously, there are many more job opportunities and busy industries here that you may be interested in, so always keep an eye out for new and exciting opportunities. San Diego has great restaurants, breweries, and entertainment across the county like LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, and the San Diego Zoo!
I hope you enjoyed my blog and video about what the San Diego job market is like! Be sure to check back every week for more new videos and as always, if you’re moving to San Diego, reach out to me anytime.
Welcome back to Off the 56! Today I’ll be talking about the top 5 reasons why my family and I moved to San Diego. But first, I’ll give you a little background about myself and how I made it to Southern California.
I grew up in South Philadelphia and went to Penn State University. After graduating in 2004, I moved to Los Angeles to kickstart my career and ended up living there for about 10 years. I worked in the entertainment industry during my time in LA, but eventually became burnt out from the long hours. I decided it was time for a change and decided to get my real estate license. After getting married in 2010 and having our first child in 2014, my wife and I decided it was time to buy a home. But after looking at real estate in Los Angeles, we quickly noticed we would not be getting the home we had in mind with our budget. After some debating, we realized San Diego was the city for us and we bought a home in the same neighborhood as my wife’s sister! Here we are in 2020 and we are still loving living in San Diego!
Now that I’ve got you caught up, check out my top 5 reasons we made the move and are still living in sunny San Diego:
Family-Friendly San Diego Neighborhoods
San Diego has some great family-friendly communities, especially in North County! Many of the neighborhoods in North County San Diego are newer and offer playgrounds for children, block parties, and other annual community events. There is also plenty of open space and parks in North County. Where we live in Rancho Peñasquitos, there is a beautiful 22-mile canyon behind us, which is great for exploring with the whole family.
Great San Diego Schools
I have mentioned this before on my channel, but I’ll say it again: San Diego has awesome schools! In fact, North County San Diego is home to some of the best school districts in the state of California! Some of these school districts include Poway Unified School District, Carlsbad Unified School District, San Marcos Unified School District, and San Dieguito Union High School District. If you’re searching for a great school district for your family, San Diego has it!
San Diego is More Affordable Than Los Angeles
Although San Diego is not “cheap”, it is more affordable than other Southern California cities. Los Angeles is 8% more expensive than San Diego! In San Diego, you’ll likely get more for your money when it comes to real estate. The job market and opportunities may not be as big in San Diego, but every year our job market is increasing due to people leaving big cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles in search of more affordable living.
Beautiful San Diego Beaches
This one might be more a personal preference, but it is much easier to get to the beach in San Diego! The parking is exponentially better here than in Los Angeles, making it easier and more enjoyable to pop by the beach to watch the sunset or go for a quick walk. Who doesn’t love that?
Plenty of Things to Do in San Diego
This one ties back to my first point, but it’s an important one! San Diego is such a family-friendly city! There are plenty of activities to do with your kids like visiting LEGOLAND, the Birch Aquarium, SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, and the Safari Park. Disneyland is only a 90-minute drive away and San Diego is also driving distance to Mammoth Mountain, Big Bear Lake, and many other unique towns to explore.
Excellent Quality of Life in San Diego
San Diego can be expensive, but I personally think it is worth every penny! My wife and I both work to accommodate our life here, but we have had great experiences living here in San Diego for the last 7 years and wouldn’t change a thing!
I hope you found today’s video helpful. If you have any questions or would like to see me do a video on a certain topic, please reach out! And if you’re looking for someone to assist you through buying or selling a home in San Diego, you know who to call.