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Dallas Careers: Overview of Hot Careers in Dallas, TX

The 13-county Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) boasts a population of over 6.8 million. With low unemployment rates compared to the national average, the area should be a mecca for avid job seekers.

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Overview of Dallas, TX

According to Visitdallas.com, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metroplex is the top visitor and leisure destination in Texas. In 2017, Dallas was named the 5th best city in the United States for young professionals by Forbes.

Though rising slightly in the early part of 2018, the unemployment rate in Dallas is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to be 3.7%, compared to 4.1% nationally. The average hourly wage for Dallas workers, reported by the BLS to be $24.64 in 2017, stands above the national average.

Largest Employers

A large city such as Dallas will of course have its share of large companies; the city boasts 22 Fortune 500 companies as of 2017. According to the Dallas Office of Economic Development, the following were the 10 largest private employers in Dallas in 2016:

  • Wal-Mart Stores
  • American Airlines Group
  • Texas Health Resources
  • Baylor Scott and White Health
  • Bank of America
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Texas Instruments
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank
  • HCA North Texas Division
  • Southwest Airlines

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Fastest-Growing Jobs

Healthcare is the occupational area to be in when it comes to Dallas; most of this city's fastest-growing jobs will be in healthcare services. 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) 2014-2024:

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
  • Home Health Aides
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  • Personal Care Aides
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  • Speech-Language Pathologists
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