• Industry Facts

  • Regional Healthcare Hub

    According to Examination Medical Services Inc. (EMSI) data, healthcare occupations account for 115,579 jobs in the region.

  • Leading Health Education Programs

    The City of Riverside's four Universities and College offer more than 20 healthcare related programs including physician and nursing degrees

  • UC Riverside School of Medicine

    California’s first new public medical school in four decades.

Workforce

The demand for a highly skilled workforce of physicians, nurses, lab and diagnostic technicians across the spectrum of professional specialties is continually on the rise. Riverside's wealth of healthcare training and educational opportunities are actively recruiting and training our local workforce to meet the industry demands.

A central goal of the UC Riverside School of Medicine is to expand and diversify the region’s physician workforce and develop research and health care delivery programs to improve the health of medically underserved populations. 

Education

The City of Riverside's four Universities and College offer more than 20 healthcare related programs including physician and nursing degrees:
California Baptist University - College of Allied Health
La Sierra University - Department of Pre-Health Professions
Riverside City College - School of Nursing
University of California, Riverside - School of Medicine

The UC Riverside School of Medicine is uniquely focused on serving the needs of the Inland Southern California region — a rapidly growing and ethnically diverse region home to 4.2 million people. The University is currently working in collaboration with local hospitals to develop a unique residency training program focused on training and keeping local talent. 

Riverside City College's Licensed Vocational Nursing program ranked #2 in California for the NCLEX-Practical Nursing exam first-time pass rate - coming in at 91.38%.  

Sherry Shimshock

Business Liaison