High Paying Jobs In Historic Miami And Hialeah

South Florida flamingos are a national treasure at Hialeah.
South Florida flamingos are a national treasure at Hialeah. | Source

South Florida: Low Unemployment Produces Job Openings

The population of the Greater Miami Area in Miami-Dade County is over 2.5 million people.

Miami-Hialeah as a Metroplex is one of the Top 25 Best Large Cities in America for Jobs and Business success. This is one of the more prosperous market areas in America, with plenty of attractions and jobs available.

This South Florida Metro's low unemployment rate is generally below 4%, making this Metro Area a good site for job seekers. That is because there are jobs left unfilled, even some of the high-paying jobs. The metro area needs more workers.

This status offers many positions in high-growth fields and other work that offer outstanding benefits as well as higher pay than some other US market areas.

The average hourly wage paid in the South Florida area in Miami-Dade County is over $20.00 per hour, with over $42,000 a year in average income.

The industry sectors that need to hire the most additional employees soon include:

  • Healthcare - Providers, managers, clerical, and IT staff
  • Social Assistance
  • Hospitality - Hotel/motel, other accommodations, dining places, and related venues.
  • Food Services - All levels, all types.
  • Education Services - Secondary and postsecondary services, especially (high school and post high school facilities).

The average hourly wage paid in the South Florida area in Miami-Dade County is over $20.00 per hour, with over $42,000 a year in average income.

Interviews with CSI Miami

The Spanish Language television station Telemundo is headquartered in Hialeah, suburb of Miami. The station tripled its YouTube audience in 2015.

Telemundo - Home of the Telenovella

show route and directions
A markerTelemundo! -
7355 NW 41st St, Miami, FL 33166, USA
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B markerHialeah -
Hialeah, FL, USA
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Fastest Growing Jobs in Miami

The Top 10 Fastest Growing Jobs in the Greater Miami Area through 2020 include many Information Technology jobs, as shown by the following list:

  1. Computer Software Engineers, Systems
  2. Computer and Information Scientists in Research
  3. Business Analysts
  4. Network and Project Engineers
  5. Computer Hardware Engineers
  6. Web and Graphic Designers
  7. Financial Products Sales/Service
  8. Computer Software Engineers, Applications
  9. Environmental Engineering Technicians
  10. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts

South Beach, Miami
South Beach, Miami | Source

Additional Fast-Growth Jobs

The following list contains occupational titles that are also growing in numbers of new positions very quickly.

  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Bridge and Lock Tenders
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Library Science Teachers - Universities
  • Database Administrators
  • Medical Assistants
  • Law Teachers - Universities
  • Social Work Teachers - Universities
  • Environmental Science Teachers - Universities
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants - Universities

Job Search Resources for Health and Social Services

Hialeah is famous for a race track and flamingos, but for other attractions as well.

Hialeah Park in the Film "The Champ." Theme song is "Broken"

US History In Hialeah Park

The Hialeah Park Race Track (also called Miami Jockey Club, Hialeah Race Track, and Hialeah Park) is a United States National Historic Place. The park is also an official Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Visitors will see hundreds of flamingos in the infield.

Horse racing within the park stopped in May of 2001, and then some racing was hosted in late 2009 and in 2010, but stopped once again. Live racing began once more in December 2014, in time for the winter tourist season.

Other events at the park include big-name boxing, casino activities with almost 1,000 slot machines and other games, famous entertainers, and big screen simulcasts of horse racing from other cities. See more information below.

The lake in the park includes many islands that are home to several flocks of up to 300 pink flamingos each.

Florida Flamingos. Many are found at Hialeah Park.
Florida Flamingos. Many are found at Hialeah Park. | Source

Hialeah Park Race Track - 40 Blocks Of History

A markerHialeah Park Race Track 2200 E 4th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33013 -
2200 E 4th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33013, USA
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The 40 square blocks of the famous park run between Palm Avenue and East 4th Avenue, and from East 22nd Street on the south to East 32nd Street on the north.

Historic Hialeah Racetrack

This famous horse racing track was built in 1922 to open in 1925 with an architectural style known as Mediterranean. The landscaping was salted with pink flamingos from Cuba and South America in order to add personality and public regional appeal. In early years, it featured the first commercial Jai Alai court in America, a dance hall, and a roller coaster in addition to racing venues.

The descendants of these first birds live at Hialeah today and comprise a national treasure that tourists and residents love. The park is actually an Official US Sanctuary for the American Flamingo, according to the National Audubon Society.

In the 21st century, several architectural and preservation groups have raised money to prevent Hialeah Park from being turned into a housing development filled with condominiums and retail spaces. A large core of concerned citizens want to keep it as a historic landmark and as an events venue for racing, casino, and sporting events. Tourists would also rather visit a race track with historic flamingos, rather than a housing development - even a new multi-use development.

In fact, the lake in the park includes many islands that are home to several flocks of up to 300 pink flamingos each. These gorgeous birds and their protected sanctuary cannot be destroyed for a housing development.

Hialeah itself is a Seminole Native American word that means "High Prairie."

Hubs about the Seminole and nearby native nations are located here:

Early aviation genius Glenn Curtis helped to found Hialeah Race Track and Jockey Club. His name became famous is Dayton, Ohio as Curtis-Wright projects began to flourish on and around what became Wright Patterson Air Force Base and the National Aviation Heritage Trail.

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Miami Springs, Florida: the Glenn Curtiss House:
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Miami Springs, Florida: the Glenn Curtiss House:
Miami Springs, Florida: the Glenn Curtiss House: | Source

Greater Miami Sports Teams

In addition to sports entertainment, Miami Area sports offer careers in associated Hospitality and Tourism, Retail Sales, Health, and Information Technology.

College Teams

Professional Sports

Sporting and Events Venues


Unversities and Colleges

The following schools offer top notch education and training programs as well as an abundance of open job opportunities.


© 2008 Patty Inglish

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Chef Jeff 8 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

Thanks for posting these - I am actually in a job search myself.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Whereabouts are you - Are you in Florida?


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Chef Jeff 8 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

No, I'm near Chicago - western area near Rockford.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

OK, Chef Jeff, thanks! -- I have hubs about Top Jobs in each and every of the US Staes and many metropolitan areas and cities. If you have one you want to know about, let me know and I'll do a Hub on it.

Best wishes!


RACM 7 years ago

With respect to your first part of this hub: "Fastest Growing Jobs in Miami". Do you think there is any way to know from which University they are hiring by percentage?


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Hi RACM - Many colleges and universities maintain records of how many graduates are hired by the major employers in the area and how many grads are hired in each Industry, with additional statistics as well. You could check websites and call the schools and find out. In addition, some employers keep statistics on which collges/universities their new hires are from. You might check their websites and call their HR departments.

Let us know what you find out. If you come up empty, put in a Hub Pages request and Ill look into it.

Regards,

Patty


RACM 7 years ago

Thanks. Today is a holiday, but I will go ahead and check with my school within the week. Which department within the university should I look into, and how do I request a hub page?


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Call the main information number of the school and ask which department it might be for that particular school. If they do not know, call the Human Resources Depatment or the Aumni Assciation.

To make a Hub Request, click on REQUESTS at the top of the page and follow the directions there. You can make a request and look up other requests. It's pretty neat.

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