The Lone Star State developed a diversified economy and high tech industry. The Texas job market in particular stands out, thanks to its status as a leading state in many industries, including agriculture, petrochemicals, energy, computers and electronics, aerospace, and biomedical sciences.
More specifically, Texas has a 4.6% unemployment rate and in terms of education, it ranks nationally as 22nd in college degree (22.6 percent); 44th in associate’s degrees (6.3 percent); 31st in bachelor’s degrees (25.3 percent); and 36th in graduate degrees (8.3 percent), which means that there are plenty of recent college grads looking for a job in many competitive industries.
To make the job search a little bit easier, we present the Top 25 Best Jobs for college grads in Texas. The selection was made with the combined data from the Department of Labor and ONet Online; and it was based on the following criteria: location quotient, a measure of how common a job is a given state, average annual entry level salary and projected growth as an industry over the next 10 years.
25. Community Health Workers
Growth in 2017: 25.64%
Entry Wage: $24,440
Jobs available in 2024: 4,900
Degree needed: Bachelor’s degree, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential.