DFW’s job market is the hottest in the country. In June, the bureau said that among the 12 largest metropolitan areas in the country, Dallas was No. 1 for both total number of jobs added year-over-year and job growth rate.
With 25.6-percent job growth since 2006, the Dallas-Plano-Irving area ranked No. 1 on Forbes’ 2018 list of the best cities for jobs.
It marks the North Texas region’s second year in the top spot after it dethroned San Francisco in 2016. Its two-year reign stems from consistent job growth over the past several years, Forbes reported. Last year, Dallas-Plano-Irving posted 2.8-percent growth and has seen 19.6-percent growth since 2012.
“Simply put, this Energizer bunny just doesn’t stop,” Forbes wrote.
The region is poised to keep hold of its job consistency for a few reasons. It’s home to a range of industries, with the Big D posting double-digit percentage growth in almost every sector that Forbes measures, from energy to business services and construction to finance.
It also offers financial factors attractive to both companies and workers, including affordable housing and low taxes, Forbes added.
The proof of “the Big D’s domination” can be seen in the growth of its resident and business populations. Last year, the region saw a 2.02-percent increase in residents.
And over the past few years, Dallas-Plano-Irving has attracted a number of headquarters relocations, including Toyota North America, Jamba Juice, Pei Wei and Jet Suite.
If they’re not moving here, many companies are opening major hubs in the region. Payless announced a new office in Dallas. It joins others like JP Morgan Chase, Liberty Mutual and Boeing in dotting North Texas with a diverse range of corporate campuses.
Dallas is leading what Forbes dubbed the “surging south,” as many of the list’s top spots went to southern cities. Austin ranked second, logging 39-percent job growth since 2006.
The companies are relocating here, but what kinds of jobs are opening up for employees? What are the professions dominate the area?
Here are the top 10 jobs where there is a higher concentration of workers in a particular profession in DFW than the national average:
1. Wellhead Pumpers
3. Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles
4. Semiconductor processors
5. Flight attendants
6. Airline pilots, copilots and flight engineers
7. Motion picture projectionists
9. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians