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

Jul 13, 2020


As reported by World Population Review in 2020, Fort Worth is the 12th 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 3.5 million. The BLS also reports an unemployment rate of just 12.3% for Dallas-Fort Worth in May 2020 and an average hourly wage rate $26.53.

Largest Employers

According to the Economic Development Division of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce (FWCC), The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has the 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) .

  • Facebook
  • AMR/American Airlines
  • Bell Flight
  • Alcon
  • BNSF Railway
  • Lockheed Martin

Fastest-Growing Occupations

From 2016 to 2026, the career industries in the Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area having the largest growth percentage are healthcare support and other healthcare support occupations. 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 2016-2026 decade.

  • Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
  • Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
  • Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
  • Other Personal Care and Service Workers
  • Animal Care and Service Workers
  • Health Technologists and Technicians
  • Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
  • Personal Appearance Workers
  • Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
  • Supervisors of Personal Care and Service Workers
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