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Dallas Careers: Overview of Hot Careers in Dallas, TX

Jul 13, 2020

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 2020, the unemployment rate in Dallas is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to be 12.3%, compared to 13.0% nationally. The average hourly wage for Dallas workers, reported by the BLS to be $25.87 in 2019, stands slightly above the national average.

Largest Employers

A large city such as Dallas will of course have its share of large companies; the city boasts 21 Fortune 500 companies as of 2020. According to the Dallas Office of Economic Development, the following were the 10 largest private employers in Dallas in 2020:

  • Texas Instruments
  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • AT&T
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
  • TXU
  • Match Group
  • ClubCorp USA Inc.
  • Children's Medical Center of Dallas
  • Wal-Mart Stores

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) 2016-2026:

  • Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
  • Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
  • Other Personal Care and Service Workers
  • Animal Care and Service Workers
  • Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
  • Baggage Porters, Bellhops, and Concierges
  • Health Technologists and Technicians
  • Grounds Maintenance Workers
  • Operations Specialties Managers
  • Construction Trades Workers
  • Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
  • Supervisors of Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Workers
  • Helpers, Construction Trades
  • Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers
  • Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
  • Supervisors of Personal Care and Service Workers
  • Personal Appearance Workers
  • Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers
  • Motor Vehicle Operators
  • Legal Support Workers
  • Food and Beverage Serving Workers
  • Top Executives
  • Material Moving Workers
  • Financial Specialists
  • Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers
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