Merced County Jobs and Economic Developments

Merced City, a dynamic and thriving community of more than 80,000 people, offers friendly living with a small feel in a great medium-sized town where you still can find and enjoy an interesting blend of rural and urban environments.

Merced County is centrally located in California, and both the city and the county offer a rather convenient, central location and a host of economic, educational, and entertaining opportunities and options. So here, we’ll look a little closer at Merced County jobs and economic developments in the area.

The University of California opened the Merced campus in 2005, which led to interesting new educational, cultural, and economic opportunities adding more activities and challenges to the region’s already-established growth and development.

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Onsego Online GED Course vs Going Back to School

For people who didn’t finish high school, it’s absolutely worth earning a GED diploma. Colleges and universities require a high school or GED diploma for enrollment, and practically all employers and military branches list a secondary education degree as a minimum requirement.

Additionally, your earning potential increases significantly if you earn your GED diploma. Those holding a high school or GED diploma may expect to earn, on average, over $9,000 more annually than those without the degree.

The City of Merced, a thriving and dynamic community of over 82,000 residents, offers a friendly, small-town feeling within an interesting blend of an urban and rural setting.

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UC Merced School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

UC Merced was established in 2005 and includes three schools — the School of Natural Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts.

UC Merced offers undergraduate and graduate academic programs and many laboratories and resources to enhance the educational experiences of the university’s students.

To get admitted to the school’s academic program, students must hold a high school or equivalent degree, and for those that don’t, there’s a great online program designed by Onsego that will get them all set for the GED® exam pretty fast and efficiently. Recently, we published a review of Onsego so if you want to learn more, check out that post.

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The City of Merced and Yosemite

Yosemite National Park’s Geologic History

The City of Merced is the gateway to Yosemite National Park. Today, let’s dig a little deeper into the geology of this wonderful park and its interesting development through the ages.

Yosemite has a simple geologic history compared to many other mountain parks. Most all of the rock that you see in Yosemite is part of the Sierra Nevada Batholith, a large body of magma that intruded, crystallized, and lay buried as granitic material beneath a thick layer of metamorphic rock.

Geologists have estimated that the batholith was about six miles below the surface and it took about 100 million years for it to form. Inside Yosemite, dozens of plutons of different ages and compositions were emplaced. Most of the rock in Yosemite was thrust up between 80 and 120 million years ago. Some were intruded between 150 and 210 million years ago.

The entire Yosemite region rose and has been extensively eroded. Over time, almost all of the overlying metamorphic rock was eroded away and the batholithic granite remained. The latest period of uplifting occurred around 10 million years ago which created the Sierra Nevada range, which has a distinct westward tilt, steep east face, and gentle western slopes.

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