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Riverside Vocational, Trade and Technical Schools

With nearly 314,000 residents in its city limits, Riverside, Calif. is the 12th largest city in California. As the county seat of Riverside County in the high-tech corridor of Southern California, Riverside has long been known as a center for financial and professional services, including accounting, engineering, banking and brokerage. Its ideal location, close to major sea, highway and air routes, makes it a transportation and trade center. It's also home to four internationally recognized universities and colleges, which has made it a hub for innovation. The city's trade and technical schools strive to provide training through degree, certificate or diploma programs for such key industries as advanced manufacturing, information technology, health care and business.

The following Riverside employment sectors showed high numbers of jobs in February 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov):

  • Trade, transportation, and utilities: 302,000 jobs
  • Government: 228,100 jobs
  • Education and health services: 187,500 jobs
  • Leisure and hospitality: 142,000 jobs
  • Manufacturing: 87,100 jobs
  • Financial activities: 42,300 jobs

Riverside, California's economy and jobs

In 2014, a report by Arizona State University ranked Riverside the "number one city for job growth," up 4 percent from the year before. The report also called Riverside one of the "most dynamic" cities in 2013, leading all metro areas in job growth for construction, wholesale trade, warehousing and health care. The leisure and hospitality sector experienced the greatest rate of job growth from 2012-2013, and as the home for such internationally known health care centers as Kaiser Permanente and Loma Linda Medical Center, the education and health care sector has seen the most new job openings, followed by trade, transportation and utilities, according to the Riverside city website. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that Riverside's median household income was $56,403 between 2008 and 2012. The BLS cites the following May 2013 median hourly wages for in-demand jobs in Riverside:

  • Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers at $20.06
  • Registered nurses at $41.90
  • Medical records and health information technicians at $18.78
  • Accountants and auditors at $29.72
  • Software developers, applications at $45.21
  • First-line supervisors of retail sales workers at $18.79

In the diverse and thriving city of Riverside, where numerous sectors are experiencing growth, employers need skilled employees with the right training. People interested in studying these and other fields may wish to explore vocational and trade schools in Riverside.

Sources:

City of Riverside Office of Economic Development, https://www.riversideca.gov/econdev/

Regional Information, Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, http://www.riverside-chamber.com/Regional.cfm

Regional Intelligence Report: City of Riverside, City of Riverside, October 2013, prepared by Beacon Economics, www.rivcoeda.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=g5JFU6Zsyls%3d&tabid=1110

Riverside, California, State & County QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, 2012, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0662000.html

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Economy at a Glance, Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 2014, http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.ca_riverside_msa.htm

Vocational Schools in Riverside, California
 
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