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Health Care Is Hot Industry In North Texas

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Four out of the top five companies with the most job listings in Dallas-Fort Worth are in the health care industry.

If you’re looking for work in Dallas-Fort Worth, your best bet is to look in the health care industry.

Jobs numbers from July show a slight decrease overall in Dallas Fort-Worth (0.2 percent), but there is good news for health care. Four of the top five companies with the most job listings are in the health care industry.

Texas Health Resources came in number one, adding 1,422 jobs. The other providers on the top five are Baylor Health Care System, HCA and Lakeview Hospital.

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Companies with the highest number of jobs posted in July.

You Don't Have To Be A Doctor To Get A Job

Then Dallas-Fort Worth area isn’t only in need of primary care physicians (although that tops the list of doctors in high demand, according to Dallas-based physician-recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins.) There’s also a need for people to work in health care human resources, customer service, architecture and construction.

Many universities in North Texas already offer degrees in health care administration, but some are starting new programs to meet growing demand. UT Dallas just announced it has nearly 250 students in its Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Studies program – which is only in its second year. 

Resource: Public Health Degrees

Lauren Silverman was the Health, Science & Technology reporter/blogger at KERA News. She was also the primary backup host for KERA’s Think and the statewide newsmagazine  Texas Standard. In 2016, Lauren was recognized as Texas Health Journalist of the Year by the Texas Medical Association. She was part of the Peabody Award-winning team that covered Ebola for NPR in 2014. She also hosted "Surviving Ebola," a special that won Best Long Documentary honors from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI). And she's won a number of regional awards, including an honorable mention for Edward R. Murrow award (for her project “The Broken Hip”), as well as the Texas Veterans Commission’s Excellence in Media Awards in the radio category.