Coachella Valley Workforce Profile: Educational Attainment

Educational Attainment Analysis Map

The map and chart below highlights the educational attainment required for jobs across the Coachella Valley. Percentages have been calculated out of the total number of workers over the age of 30, rather than the total population to provide a more realistic proportion of adults who have completed their educational attainment. Our analysis shows that the majority of jobs are positions that accommodate workers with fewer educational requirements. 58% of jobs in the region require only a High School diploma and/or equivalent or less. However, in communities such as Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and Palm Desert, where total job counts are higher than those of other places in the Coachella Valley, many of the jobs cater to higher levels of educational attainment. In Palm Springs, for example, the majority of jobs require some college associates or higher.