Diversity and High Demand Jobs in Oklahoma

An Oklahoma Sunset.
An Oklahoma Sunset. | Source

Oklahoma Jobs

Increased Number of Jobs Available 2013 - 2016

From 2009 to mid-2013, the number of job listings found in the state doubled to 88,000 vacancies. From their, jobs increased further, the following job titles in most high demand:

  1. Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
  2. IT Engineers: Project Engineers, Project Managers
  3. Process Engineers
  4. Seismic Engineers
  5. Manufacturing Engineers
  6. Truck Owner-Operators
  7. Truck Driver Trainees
  8. Assistant Managers
  9. Tire Maintenance Technician
  10. Automotive Technician
  11. RNs - Registered Nurses
  12. Physical Therapists
  13. Patient Services Reps
  14. Medical Assistants
  15. Salespeople

Top 5 Cities for Jobs

Oklahoma City

Tulsa

Norman

Edmond

Lawton

Oklahoma Top 5 Cities

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Local bison herd.
Local bison herd. | Source

Fastest Growing Jobs In Oklahoma

Fastest growing occupational titles, predicted by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and State Agencies, through the year 2020 include:

  1. Personal Care and Home Health Aides - to increase by 68% and 17,000 more jobs from 2010 - 2020.
  2. Veterinary Techs
  3. Marriage and Family Therapists
  4. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  5. Event Planners
  6. Construction Helpers
  7. Biochemists and Biophysicists
  8. Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
  9. Respiratory Therapists
  10. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  11. Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
  12. Mental Health Counselors
  13. Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
  14. Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
  15. Veterinarians (increase of 35% expected)

Largest Employers in the State

It is interesting that three Native American companies are on the list of largest employers in the state. The largest employers of Oklahoma, but size of employee pool, are the following:

  1. State of Oklahoma: State government jobs.
  2. Wal-Mart: Sales, managers, and crew.
  3. Tinker Air Force Base
  4. US Army Field Artillery Center and Fort Sill
  5. US Postal Service
  6. University of Oklahoma, including Medical Center & Healthcare Oklahoma
  7. Oklahoma State University
  8. American Airlines
  9. St. Francis Hospitals
  10. Tulsa Public Schools
  11. Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
  12. Chickasaw Enterprises
  13. Chocktaw Nation of Oklahoma
  14. Oklahoma City Schools
  15. City of Oklahoma City
  16. AT&T - Telecommunications and technology.
  17. City of Tulsa
  18. YUM!Brands - Fast food and casual dining.
  19. TIE: Braum's/Lowes Hardware and Home Centers
  20. Altus Air Force Base

Oklahoma Native American Business Enterprise Center

Dozens of Native North American Nations live, work, and operate business in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Native American Business Enterprise Center is an online resource center that connects the larger Cherokee Nation with companies and individuals that want to do business with the City of Tulsa and State of Oklahoma.

Job Advertisements Doubled from 2009 - 2013 and 2013 - 2014

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101,000 jobs July 201488,000 jobs vacancies are listed for June 2013 on aggregate of Simplyhierd.com and Indeed.com, which spider all USA jobs found on the Internet.
101,000 jobs July 2014
101,000 jobs July 2014 | Source
88,000 jobs vacancies are listed for June 2013 on aggregate of Simplyhierd.com and Indeed.com, which spider all USA jobs found on the Internet.
88,000 jobs vacancies are listed for June 2013 on aggregate of Simplyhierd.com and Indeed.com, which spider all USA jobs found on the Internet. | Source

2012 - 2022: New and Emerging High Demand Jobs

Hot jobs remain in high demand since 2010, but new additions to the list include:

  1. Truck Drivers and Owner-Operators with CDL- Class A License
  2. Assistant Managers
  3. Pizza Hut Managers and Crew
  4. Maintenance Technicians
  5. Occupational Therapists and Assistants

Job Links For Oklahoma

Hundreds of thousands of employees are working in the areas of Healthcare and Information Technology in Oklahoma; and more such workers are needed. In fact, several of these occupations are increasing at a rate of over 50% per decade.

With a large number of training programs, community colleges, 4-year colleges and universities, the state of Oklahoma offers many opportunities for interested individuals to prepare for rewarding careers in these industries.

Popular Job links:

Sky bridge in Oklahoma City.
Sky bridge in Oklahoma City. | Source

Local Sports Organizations

Historic Oklahoma Sooners.
Historic Oklahoma Sooners. | Source

Sooners appeared six months after the Land Run of 1889 when settlers entered the Oklahoma District before the federal government opened it to them. The Sooner Schooner, a wagon train wagon, is the mascot of the sports team named for them.

Sports Related Opportunities

College and High School

League Sports Teams

  • Oklahoma City Blazers (CHL)
  • Oklahoma Redhawks (PCBL)
  • Tulsa Crude (USHL)
  • Tulsa Oilers (CHL)

Professional Teams

Rose rocks found in Oklahoma
Rose rocks found in Oklahoma | Source

Higher Education System

Higher Education in Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma State University: Okmulgee
  • Oklahoma State University: Tulsa
  • Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences: Tulsa
  • Oklahoma State University: Oklahoma City

Bible Colleges of Oklahoma

Bible Colleges in Oklahoma

  • AMERICAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE AND SEMINARY: Oklahoma City
  • HILLSDALE FREE WILL BAPTIST COLLEGE: Moore
  • Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City
  • OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY: Shawnee
  • OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY: Edmond
  • OKLAHOMA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY: Bartlesville
  • ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY: Tulsa
  • RHEMA BIBLE COLLEGE: Broken Arrow, OK - Home of Kenneth Hagin Ministries
  • SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY: Bethany
  • SOUTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY: Bethany


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