Fort Worth, TX Career Outlook: Fastest Growing Fort Worth Careers

No longer just another cow town, Fort Worth, Texas, is a modern metropolis with a powerful, diverse economy, strong transportation connections, and a galaxy of cultural offerings. Read more to learn about the city's largest employers and the fastest-growing careers in the Fort Worth area.

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As reported by World Population Review in 2018, Fort Worth is the 17th largest city in the United States and the number 4 'best of travel' city, according to the Fort Worth Convention and Visitor Bureau. One of the busiest airports in the world, the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport averages about 1,750 flights each day. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes that the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) boasted a nonfarm workforce of over 3.6 million. The BLS also reports an unemployment rate of just 3.7% for Dallas-Fort Worth in March 2018 and an average hourly wage rate for the area in May 2017 of $24.64.

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Largest Employers

According to the Economic Development Division of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce (FWCC), The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has the 4th highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the country. The FWCC also notes that the following are the top 10 largest employers in the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Division (MD) .

  • AMR/American Airlines
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Fort Worth ISD
  • Texas Health Resources
  • NAS - Fort Worth - JRB
  • Arlington ISD
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • JPS Health Network
  • City of Fort Worth
  • Cook Children's Health Care System

Fastest-Growing Occupations

Among the 12 largest metropolitan areas, Dallas-Fort Worth had the second fastest job growth, ranking only behind Phoenix, AZ. From 2017 to 2018, the career industries in the Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area having the largest growth percentage are financial services and leisure and hospitality. The Texas Workforce Commission reports that the following are projected to be among the fastest-growing occupations by percent in Tarrant County, Texas, which includes Fort Worth, over the 2014-2024 decade.

  • Medical Assistants
  • Home Health Aides
  • Physicians & Surgeons
  • Personal Care Aides
  • Physical Therapists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Medical Records & Health-Information Technicians
  • Helpers-Electricians
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists
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