Are you a college student who has knocked out the basics, now it’s time to choose a career path? Or maybe you’re getting burned out in your current role and feel ready for a change. KETK recently released a special report on the hottest jobs in East Texas that predicts employment opportunities in the year ahead. Find out what jobs are in the highest demand, common starting salaries and how you can apply for the East Texas jobs available through Brelsford Personnel.
East Texas Retail Jobs
The national economy is doing well, and the Tyler economy is outpacing national averages. Consumers feel confident, and they’re more willing to spend their extra cash when they go shopping.
East Texans have more stores to choose from than ever before. The Village at Cumberland Park continues to open new shops and other retail locations are also expanding. Tyler’s new stores need employees. KETK predicted 2,000 more retail sales people will be needed over the next six years.
Retail positions don’t typically require a degree or certification, but applicants must have a variety of hard and soft skills. Positions average around $26,000 for full-time employment, with management level staff sometimes earning $50,000 and up.
Tyler Healthcare Jobs
Dr. Ray Perryman of The Perryman Group provides an annual economic forecast for the nation, Texas and the Tyler area. According to his 2018 Economic Overview, Tyler’s largest employment industry is health care and social assistance with 23,165 workers. More than 7,500 medical-related jobs were offered last year. That number should just keep growing.
Some of the most in-demand healthcare jobs are as follows:
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Cardiovascular Technician
- Physician Assistant
- Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Licensed nurses average around $42,000 a year in East Texas, with salaries that vary for other positions depending on qualifications and experience.
Restaurant Jobs in East Texas
People in East Texas love to eat out, and in the last few years their options for doing so have expanded. Texas de Brazil, The Original Pancake House and Cantina Laredo didn’t even exist in Tyler last year.
Restaurant salaries vary widely. Wait staff depend heavily on tips, so what they make depends on where they work and who they serve that day. The KETK report says general managers average around $50,000 a year.
Tyler Construction Jobs
Carpenters, electricians, framers and related experts are in demand as commercial and residential construction continue to boom. Texas electricians average $21.10 an hour and Texas carpenters average $16.63. The construction explosion also requires high numbers of qualified air conditioning contractors and painters.
Oil and Gas Extraction Jobs
Perryman’s Economic Overview predicts the fastest growing sector in East Texas will be mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction, with most of that growth in oil and gas. The report predicts a 2.1 percent growth by year end. This sector also has a high average pay per worker with salaries around $90,005. The industry hires mostly highly skilled technical workers.
East Texas Jobs Available Now
Brelsford Personnel has a variety of jobs from administrative to accounting, data entry to sales, in a range of industries. View our online positions, submit your resume or contact us to start your job search today.