Austin Careers: Overview of Hot Careers in Austin, Texas

Looking for a job in Austin, TX? Texas has a lot to offer, and its capital city, Austin, offers a wide variety of exciting career opportunities for the employment seeker. Austin was named Forbes #21 Best City for Business in and #3 in the list of the top 10 cities in which to find a job 2015.

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Fastest Growing Jobs in Austin, Texas

The 2015 edition of the Greater Austin Economic Development Guide reported that the 2014 median household income in Austin was $55,900 and that the unemployment rate in 2013 was 4.9%. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the following are projected to be among the fastest-growing jobs in the Capital Area Workforce Development Area (WDA) between 2012-2022:

  • Information Security Analysts
  • Meeting, Convention and Event Planners
  • Operation Research Analysts
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Web Developers
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Home Health Aides
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

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  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Largest Employers in Austin

The Austin Chamber of Commerce reports that as of 2016, the following were the 10 largest employers in the greater Austin area:

  • Austin School Independent District
  • City of Austin
  • Dell
  • Federal Government
  • IBM
  • Seton Healthcare Family
  • St. David's Healthcare Partnership
  • State of Texas
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Accenture

Largest Occupations

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2014, irrespective of education levels, the following were the largest occupations in Austin, Texas:

  • Retail Salespersons
  • General Office Clerks
  • Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Waiters and Waitresses
  • Cashiers
  • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical and Executive
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
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