Miami Career Guide: Overview of Hot Careers in Miami, Florida

May 19, 2018

Miami, the county seat of Miami-Dade County, is located on the southeast tip of Florida and is probably most popular as a tourist destination for those hoping to escape winter's wrath. Would you like to live in Miami, Florida, and enjoy the sun all year long? Read the following article to find out about some fast-growing Miami careers.

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Miami Overview

Statistics provided by the U.S. Census Bureau state that more than 2.7 million people lived in Miami-Dade County in 2016. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of March 2018, there was a 4.2% unemployment rate in Miami. This was slightly higher than the U.S. unemployment rate at the same time, which was 4.1%. In May 2017, the BLS reported that the average hourly salary for Miami workers was $22.48, which was slightly below the national average. Does Miami have anything to offer the job seeker?

Top Employers

Education, healthcare and government generally head the list of the top employers in Miami. The Beacon Council (BC) is Miami-Dade County's Official Economic Development partnership. According to BC, the following were the largest public and private employers in Miami-Dade County in 2016.

Largest Public Employers

  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Federal Government
  • Florida State Government
  • Jackson Health System
  • Florida International University
  • Miami Dade College
  • City of Miami
  • Homestead Air Force Base
  • Miami VA Healthcare System

Largest Private Employers

  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • University of Miami
  • American Airlines
  • Florida Power & Light Company
  • Carnival Cruises
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Miami Childrens Hospital
  • Royal Caribbean International/Celebrity Cruises
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Wells Fargo

Fastest-Growing Jobs

In a city as diverse as Miami, the fastest-growing jobs are as varied as you might expect. According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the following will be among the fastest-growing jobs in the Miami-Dade area between 2017 and 2025:

  • Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
  • Home Health Aides
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Physician Assistants
  • Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
  • Personal Financial Advisors
  • Physical Therapist Aides
  • Forensic Science Technicians
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
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