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Indio Vocational Schools, Trade Schools and Technical Schools

Indio, located in Southern California's Coachella Valley, is known as the city of festivals, due in large part because of the world famous Coachella Music Festival that takes place in the area every year. According to the City of Indio website, the city is the fifth fastest growing city in the state. As home to an estimated 80,472 residents as of 2013, Indio boasts a small town feel with a big state mentality.

As one of the many cities in Riverside County, Indio is included in the metropolitan area of Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As part of this larger area, residents of Indio contribute to the nearly 1.8 million person workforce, with the following sectors employing the highest numbers of employees in February 2014:

  • Trade, transportation, and utilities, 302,000 jobs
  • Government, 228,000
  • Education and health services, 187,000
  • Leisure and hospitality, 142,000
  • Professional and business services, 135,000

Students at Indio vocational and trade schools may seek a variety of opportunities within these sectors upon completion of their studies.

Economy and wage information for Indio, Calif.

The U.S. Census Bureau reports a median household income of $50,528 from 2008-2012 for Indio. Professions in the area which may be of interest to workers with skills and knowledge learned at Indio vocational, trade and technical schools, include (with 2013 median hourly wages provided by the BLS for Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA):

  • Radiologic technologists, $29.57
  • Computer network support specialists, $28.07
  • Electricians, $27.28
  • Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers, $24.30
  • Environmental engineering technicians, $27.28
  • Automotive service technicians and mechanics, $16.91

Indio was named one of the 100 best communities for young people in 2012 by America's Promise Alliance. Between the glorious year-round sunny weather, the festival lifestyle, learning opportunities, and a strong foundation for professional and career development, Indio, Calif. may be a favorable place for people of all ages looking for a variety of opportunities.

Sources:

"California Grew by 0.8 percent in 2012; Total State Population Nears 38 Million," California Department of Finance, http://www.indio.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=3019

City of Indio, Contacts and Quick Facts, http://www.indio.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=3017

Indio, California, State & County QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, 2012, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0636448.htm

Pop-Facts: Demographic Snapshot 2013 Report, Indio.org, http://www.indio.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=3018

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_40140.htm

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

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