Dallas Careers: Overview of Hot Careers in Dallas, TX

The 12-county Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) boasts a population of over 6.7 million. With a 2016 unemployment rate of only 3.7%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the area should be a mecca for avid job seekers.


According to Visitdallas.com, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metroplex is the top visitor and leisure destination in the State of Texas. In 2015, Dallas was named by Fortune Magazine as the 6th best city in the United States to build wealth. It's also home to 18 Fortune 500 companies.

Largest Employers

According to the Dallas Office of Economic Development, the following were the 10 largest employers in Dallas, based on data provided by the Dallas Business Journal Book of Lists, 2014:

  • Wal-Mart Stores
  • American Airlines Group
  • Baylor Health Care Systems
  • Texas Health Resources
  • Bank of America
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Texas Instruments
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • HCA North Texas Division
  • Target

Fastest-Growing Jobs

The Texas Labor Market Information Tracer reports that the following are projected to be among the fastest-growing occupations in the Dallas Workforce Development Area (WDA) 2012-2022.

  • Human Resources Managers
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Personal Financial Advisors
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Home Health Aides
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Medical Assistants

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