Omaha Careers: Top Growing Career Opportunities in Omaha, Nebraska

Fast-growing careers and opportunities in Omaha, Nebraska are just a click away. This article gives brief facts about Omaha, NE and provides occupation projections for anyone interested in entering a fast-growing field.

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  • Computer Sciences
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Worlpopulationreview.com states that in 2014, the City of Omaha had a population of 411,000, which made it the largest city in Nebraska and the 42nd largest city in the United States. The Combined Statistical Area (CSA) of Omaha-Council Bluffs Fremont, NE-IA had a population of roughly 935,000. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), that CSA enjoyed an unemployment rate of just 3.2% in November 2015.

Largest Employers

As reported in the 2015 Omaha-Up Close Metro Guide, the following were the top 10 largest employers in Omaha in 2014:

  • Offutt Air Fore Base
  • Alegent Creighton Health
  • Omaha Public Schools
  • Methodist Health System
  • The Nebraska Medical Center
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • First Data Corporation
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • First National Bank

Fastest-Growing Occupations

According to the Nebraska Department of Labor, the following are projected to be among the fastest-growing areas of occupations in the Omaha Consortium over the 2010-2020 decade. By their definition, the Omaha Consortium refers to the Nebraska counties in the Omaha Metropolitan Statistical Area.

  • Community and Social Services
  • Healthcare Support
  • Construction and Extraction
  • Computer and Mathematical
  • Personal Care and Service
  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
  • Business and Financial Operations
  • Transportation and Material Moving
  • Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Education, Training and Library
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