Working in San Diego

With the city expected to experience stable job growth for the next few decades, especially with the emergence of high-tech companies, the presence of the United States Navy and increased foreign trade, expats looking for work in San Diego should have many opportunities for employment.

San Diego's economy is significantly influenced by its position along the US-Mexico border and its deepwater port. It is also known for its strong economy, its educational institutions and its educated workforce.


Job market in San Diego

Sharing a 15-mile (24km) border with Mexico and hosting one of the world’s busiest border crossing points in the world, international trade plays a major role in the local economy.

On the other hand, San Diego’s coastal geography forms the foundation of a long association between the city and the US Navy. As a result, the military industry is one of the city’s biggest sectors and among its largest employers.

Other major industries include healthcare, biotechnology, research, international trade, tourism and pharmaceuticals. The unique mix of high-tech industries, recreational options and the standard of education in San Diego has gained the city a reputation for being one of the country’s best climates for technological development.

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