Education Portal is now! We still offer the same great content and features, with more added every day, just under a new name. Learn more x

Oklahoma Job Outlook: Top Growing Career Opportunities in Oklahoma (OK)

If you are looking to relocate to Oklahoma, or you just want to know what types of high demand careers are already available right outside your door, this article is for you. Brief economic facts and occupation projections for the state of Oklahoma are contained in this article.

View 30 Popular Schools »


Aside from the fact that much of Oklahoma's economy is based upon fuel and crop production, many major corporate and regional headquarters are located in Oklahoma according to Wikipedia, The state capital and largest city, Oklahoma City itself, houses headquarters to such prestigious names as Hertz Corporation, Hobby Lobby, AT&T, and Sonic Drive-In.

Oklahoma boasts a large list of companies and organizations that employ thousands of the state's residents. Some of the top employers in the Oklahoma according to America's Career Info Net,, are:

  • Verizon
  • St. John Medical Center
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
  • Tinker Air Force Base

These are just some of the many specialized and non-specialized industries adding to Oklahoma's economy.

Occupation Projections

The top ten occupations projected through 2012 to have a lot of openings (according to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, are as follows: (The occupations are listed in no particular order and are not filtered by educational requirements or training.)

  • Waiters and Waitresses
  • Registered Nurses
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Cashiers
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Janitors and Cleaners (minus maids and housekeepers)
  • Retail Salespersons
  • Food Preparation and Serving Workers, including fast food
  • Office Clerks
  • Laborers and Movers (freight, stock, and material)

Bear in mind that an occupation's number of openings is important to consider along with its percentage growth. It's entirely possible for an occupation to have a large number of job openings while still having very little growth.

Show me popular schools

Related to Oklahoma Job Outlook: Top Growing Career Opportunities in Oklahoma (OK)

  • Related
  • Recently Updated
  • Popular
STEM Education Not Necessarily Linked to Economic Growth

Paul Whiteley, professor of politics at the University of Essex, recently released an analysis of the relationship between the...

A Global Crisis: New Report Looks at the Effects of the Economic Recession on European Universities

The European University Association recently released a report on the impact the economic crisis has had on financing for...

Elinor Ostrom Becomes First Woman to Win the Nobel in Economic Science

Elinor Ostrom became the first woman honored with the Nobel Prize for Economic Science. Ostrom teaches at Indiana University,...

New Study Links Education to Economic Growth

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the results of a survey exploring the performance of...

College Finance Economic Indicators: Description & What They Mean

Popular Schools

Popular Schools