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Greensboro, NC Career Outlook

The Greensboro, North Carolina (NC), economy is growing, and many jobs have bright employment outlooks. Learn more about Greensboro, the area's largest employers and the most favorable and unfavorable job prospects in this article.

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Overview of Greensboro

Greensboro, the county seat and largest city in Guilford County, is located in the north central part of North Carolina. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 269,666 people lived in the city itself as of 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes that the Greensboro area had a 5.7% unemployment rate in December 2015.

Top Employers in Greensboro

According to the North Carolina Commerce, Labor and Economic Analysis Division (NCCLEAD), the following were the top 10 largest employers in Guilford County, which includes Greensboro, in 2015:

  • Guilford County Schools
  • Cone Health
  • City of Greensboro
  • UNC at Greensboro
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Guilford County
  • High Point Regional Health System
  • Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.
  • United Parcel Service, Inc
  • Harris Teeter

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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

Fastest-Growing Jobs

The NCCLEAD reports that the following are projected to be among the fastest-growing jobs in the Piedmont-Triad (Central Division) of the state over the 2012-2022 decade. Guilford County is part of Piedmont-Triad.

  • Personal Care Aides
  • Home Health Aides
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Electrician Helpers
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Insulation Workers, Mechanical
  • Physical Therapist Assistants

Fastest-Declining Jobs

The NCCLEAD reports that the following are projected to be among the fastest-declining jobs in the Piedmont-Triad (Central Division) of the state over the 2012-2022 decade.

  • Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders
  • Sewing Machine Operators
  • Data Entry Keyers
  • Farmers, Ranchers and Other Agricultural Managers
  • Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders
  • Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery and Greenhouse
  • Textile Winding, Twisting and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
  • Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Operators, Tenders and Setters
  • Upholsterers
  • Machinery Maintenance Workers
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