Texas Government Lobby News: San Antonio’s High Growth Employment Sectors
The following is a digest from an article originally published in the San Antonio Business Journal. The Texas Lobby Group is posting this data as a public service to Texas businesses, Texas lobbyists and government consultants, Texas politicians and political consultants, and other interested parties.
Texas still is a front-runner in the American economy. While many places currently languish in a suffering economy with skyrocketing prices, Texas remains fairly steady in it’s economic status. The recession hasn’t left Texas untouched, but in comparison to other states it’s pretty well off. Looking closer at Texas’s present economic condition, San Antonio tops the charts in the state’s current economic performance. San Antonio’s favorable standard of living and job market can in part be attributed to the thriving biomedical sector. The medical industry currently employs over 112,000 in San Antonio.
“The San Antonio Business Journal has produced a slideshow of the top occupations in Bexar County along with local wage data per occupation. With the exception of wage and salary information for network systems and data communications analysts, and computer software engineers, which are national figures in the slideshow, all other wage data is for Bexar County. So if there ever was a time to consider a career change, now may be the right time.”
The Medical industry is a safe bet in regards to jobs, because there will always be a need for the field. There are certain cities where the field flourishes in regards to research, technology, and innovation. These areas are ideal for job growth, and San Antonio is one of the best examples of this.
The biotech and healthcare industries impact the economy at an estimated 15.3 billion annually. Linked is a slideshow of San Antonio’s highest growth employment sectors. It lists the highest projected employment fields through the year 2014. These include physical therapy, emergency med techs, paramedics, home health aides, dental hygienists, and surgical technicians. The bulk of this growth is clearly all in one direction, the medical world. The technology and education fields are also featured. These include special education teachers, database administrators, network systems analysts, and communication analysts. Average hourly wages are also listed, providing an interesting look at how the need for these jobs have affected wages.