Top Growing Career Opportunities in Cincinnati

This article should be of interest to eager job seekers who are considering relocating to Cincinnati, Ohio, or area natives looking start of change careers. You'll find information about the City of Cincinnati itself, the area's major employers and job projections for the future.

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Cincinnati, county seat of Hamilton County, is located along the Ohio River and is home to 9 Fortune 500 and 2 Fortune 100 companies. Forbes rated it as the 5th most affordable metropolitan area in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city proper had a population of 296,943 in 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that Cincinnati had an unemployment rate of 4.6% in 2015-2016.

Top Employers

According to Business Courier 2015 Book of Lists, the top 10 employers in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) are as follows:

  • Kroger Co.
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • TriHealth, Inc.
  • City of Cincinnati
  • Proctor & Gamble Co.
  • UC Health
  • GE Aviation
  • Mercy Health
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare

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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

Fastest-Growing Occupations

According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the following are projected to be among the fastest-growing jobs in the Cincinnati-Middletown MSA from 2012-2022. The occupations are those that have at least 500 employees. The data takes into consideration growth rate percentage and the additional number of job openings.

  • Home Health Aides
  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Personal and Home Care Aides
  • Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
  • Demonstrators and Product Promoters
  • Non-Restaurant Food Servers
  • Cost Estimators
  • Civil Engineers
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