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Orlando, FL Careers: Top Career Opportunities in Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida (FL) is one of the largest cities in the Sunshine State. It offers many growing career opportunities for avid job seekers. Read on for information about Orlando and the top job prospects in the area.

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Overview

The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that Orlando was the #1 city for job growth in 2015-16 It also notes that the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had a civilian labor force of over 1.3 million people and an unemployment rate of 3.3% in March 2018. Home to facilities of over 150 international companies, Orlando is also ranked #5 for 'fiscal fitness' by State Farm Insurance and BestPlaces. The average hourly wage for the region was $21.35 for all occupations as of May 2017. Jobs in business and financial operations had a reported $32.83 average hourly wage; legal professionals had an average hourly wage of $49.70.

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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

Fast-Growing Careers in Orlando, Florida

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity tracks top career opportunities in regions throughout the state based on employment projections from 2017-2025. The following are projected to be among the top growing careers in Orange County, of which Orlando is the county seat. All of these occupations can expect at least 26.8% growth over the decade.

  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Medical Assistants
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Home Health Aides
  • Brickmasons and Blockmasons
  • Phlebotomists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Top Employment

According to the BLS, the following job categories had the highest employment in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford region as of April 2018. At the top of the list, there were 268,300 jobs in leisure and hospitality at that time; meanwhile, the manufacturing industry had 46,900 jobs.

  • Leisure and Hospitality
  • Trade, Transportation, and Utilities
  • Professional and Business Services
  • Education and Health Services
  • Government
  • Construction
  • Financial Activities
  • Manufacturing
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