Top 10 Best Jobs in Dallas, Texas from 2014 - 2024

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Top 10 Projected Jobs For Dallas

Dallas, Texas is the 9th largest city in the United States of America.

Together, with Fortworth (the 18th largest city) to the west, Dallas forms The Metroplex or the Dallas-Fortworth Metroplex. Each city in the combined metro area offers its own substantial numbers of high-growth occupations to job seekers.

The Top 10 Fastest-Growing Occupations in Dallas are reported by the state government to be in the following list, specifically in the dedicated Dallas Workforce Development Area.

  1. Home Health Aides
  2. Petroleum Engineers
  3. Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts
  4. Financial Examiners
  5. Special Education Teachers K-12 AND Mainstream K-12 School Teachers, including Vocational
  6. Physician Assistants
  7. Compliance Officers
  8. Dental Hygienists & Assistants and Medical Assistants
  9. Veterinary Technologists & Technicians
  10. Physical Therapists

The largest growth industries for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro include:

Retail, Business Services, Medical and Health, Government Contracting, Banking, Defense, and Technologies.

Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area

Jobs Listed for Dallas-Fort Worth

Most-needed workers in the Dallas-Fortworth Metro Area include:

  1. Physical Therapists, Assistants and Aides
  2. Occupational Therapists
  3. Project Managers
  4. Event Specialists
  5. Sales Representatives
  6. Java Developers and other Engineers: Manufacturing, QA, Systems, Electrical
  7. Truck Drivers
  8. Physicians
  9. Business Analysts
  10. Registered Nurses (RNs) - includes more highly paid Travel Nurses

Additional surges in new jobs occurred during early 2014 in:

  • AT&T Marketing and sales positions
  • Sales and Customer Services jobs
  • Sales Supervisors' jobs
  • Tutors and related sales jobs
  • Banking jobs with Capital One

In addition, at least 1,600 jobs in Aerospace were offered in January 2014 by these companies:

  • Lockheed Martin, PDS Technical Services, Talentrust, US Navy, Textron, Fircroft, EASi, GE, United Technologies

Upward Trend in Job Numbers Began in January 2011


How To Read An Increase

The two large spikes to the left of the chart shows an early large influx of new job listings in Dallas. To the right, we can see a gradually increasing, though fluctuating, line that indicates year-by-year increases in Dallas Metro Area jobs listed as vacancies. This is especially true since January 2011.

Top Hiring Companies In Dallas

  1. - Medical and Healthcare, particularly physicians.
  2. Schneider National - Transportation/Trucking
  3. Lockheed Martin - IT, Defense, Aerospace Advancement
  4. Corpus Christi Medical Center
  5. CJW Medical Center
  6. HCA - Healthcare
  7. Texas Health Resources
  8. Hewlett Packard
  9. Rph On the Go - Pharmacists and Technicians
  10. IBM - Information Technology in many fields, including Aerospace.

Additional employers Listing Large Numbers of Job Openings

  1. UT Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas
  2. Dallas Independent School District
  3. SONIC® Drive-In
  4. Safeway Grocery Stores
  5. CVS/pharmacy
  6. Baylor Scott & White Health - Famous regional hospital
  7. Fiesta Mart
  8. Sprouts Farmers Market
  9. Parkland Health & Hospital System
  10. The Home Depot
  11. Babich & Associates
  12. Santander Consumer USA
  13. PetSmart
  14. Domino's Pizza


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Additional High-Growth Jobs in the Dallas Area to 2020

Other fast growing jobs in the Dallas labor market area include the following list. Many are in college level instruction:

  1. Computer Systems Analysts
  2. Crossing Guards
  3. Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary (college level)
  4. Biomedical Engineers
  5. Area, Ethnic, & Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
  6. Athletic Trainers
  7. Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
  8. Restaurant Cooks
  9. Business Teachers, Postsecondary
  10. Child, Family, & School Social Workers
  11. Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
  12. Computer Specialists
  13. Art, Drama, & Music Teachers, Postsecondary
  14. Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
  15. Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

Dallas Going Green

Many green projects are ongoing in Dallas, leading to new sustainability business in the metro area as well as new green collar jobs. Efforts target agriculture/food, energy, recycling, water supplies, land use, and improvement of air quality. You can find the organization Green Dallas on Pinterest.

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manoharv2001 8 years ago from Bangalore - 560097, Karnataka, India

looking for job in HR

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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Hello maoharv2001.

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jbcat 8 years ago from Santa Fe

Work as a Tech Support Engineer in Plano and the jobs have been there, some lay offs have happened in our Company but the ones that got layed off all found better jobs and fairly fast. Dallas is a good place for the computer person.

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