Delaware Career Guide & Top Growing Career Opportunities

Looking for hot careers in Delaware? In 2012, Delaware had a population of 917,100. In 2013, the state's labor force was 443,000, which meant that, using these figures, nearly half of the state's population was in the labor force. Read on to find out about the fastest growing jobs in the state of Delaware.

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Jobs in Healthcare

Four of Delaware's top 10 employers deal with the healthcare industry, according to 2015 information from America's Career InfoNet (www.careerinfonet.org). Among the jobs expected to be in high demand from 2012-2022 are the following:

  • Personal Care Aide
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonorapher
  • Home Health Aide
  • Postsecondary Nursing Instructor and Teacher
  • Physical Therapist Aide
  • Cardiovascular Technologist and Technician
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Surgical Technologist

Jobs in Sales and Retail

Retail jobs will account for the largest group of job openings with industry projections of over 17,180 workers by 2022. Many of these positions, however, are part-time and pay low wages. The retail jobs with the largest growth projections are retail salespersons, first-line supervisors of retail salespersons, cashiers and customer service representatives.

Jobs in Biotechnology

Over 100 bioscience corporations make their home in Delaware, making it one of the hottest markets in the country. Companies like DuPont Bio-Based Materials, Agilent Technologies Inc., Biotechnology Innovation Organization and CSL Behring are all located in this state and expected to hire over the next five years.

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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

Jobs in Finance

Delaware has a large number of banking operations, particularly in the credit card industry, including Discover Bank and First Bank of Delaware. Online banking firms, such as Barclays Bank Delaware, also reside in Delaware.

Jobs in Construction and Manufacturing

Specialty trade contractors should enjoy strong job growth through 2022. With more than 10,571 jobs in this field in 2015, Delaware experienced a 12% job growth from 2013. Dover, Delaware, is the home of Kraft Foods Inc., Procter & Gamble, Fordham and Dominion Brewing, Hanesbrands, Inc. and Eagle Group, among others.

Top Ten Employers in the State of Delaware

The following were the largest employers in Delaware as of 2015, according to America's Career InfoNet:

  • Christiana Care Health System
  • Christiana Hospital
  • US 436 Military Airlift Wing
  • Adult Medicine Ofc Christiana
  • Mountaire Farms of Delaware
  • BNY Mellon Wealth Management
  • Bayhealth Milford Memorial
  • Dover Air Force Base
  • Ncc911
  • Allen Harim Foods, LLC
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