Lexington, Kentucky Is A Smart City
Lexington, Kentucky is known around the globe as the "Horse Capital of the World"
Education Pays and Jobs Continue to Increase in Number
Lexington - or Lexington-Fayette Urban County - is one of the smartest cities in the United States. So says the renown Money Magazine in its picks of the Top 25 Smartest Cities. The Lexington-Fayette Metro Area has one of the highest percentages of post-secondary degree holds at the Bachelor's level and higher in the nation.
Given the number of colleges and universities in town, it is not surprising that College Teacher is a high demand occupation here.
- March 2008 - October 2009: job listings increased by 59%.
- November 2009: 5,100+ jobs were available.
- January 2015: Lexington provided job listings for 18,800 openings. That number is about 400% of the November 2009 figure.
Lexington Needs Medical Professionals
The largest numbers of advertised positions available during late summer 2016:
- Truck Drivers - Individuals, Teams, and Owner Operators
- Store Managers and Assistant Managers
- Registered Nurses
- Community Health Workers
- Family Practice Physicians
- Medical Assistants
- Family Care Technicians
- Internal Medicine Physicians
- Physical Therapists
- Other Healthcare jobs at University of Kentucky Medical Center
Official Job Projections to 2016
The following positions are estmated by federal, state, and local governments to be the fastest growing jobs. Bold print indicates job titles already appearing frequently in job listings.
- Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
- Court Reporters
- Home Health Aides; Personal & Home Care Aides
- Veterinary Techs
- Database Administrators
- Personal Financial Advisors
- Computer Software Engineers - All types
- Medical Assistants
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Physical and Occupational Therapists/ Assistants
- Computer Systems Analysts
- Massage Therapists
- College Level Teachers: Foreign Language and Literature; Art, Drama and Music; Physics
Top Job-Listing Companies
- Eastern Kentucky University
- Catholic Health Initiatives
- ACS Inc
- HP/Hewlett Packard
- Affiliated Computer Services
- US Army National Guard
- University of Kentucky
- Medical Connections Inc.
- Fifth Third Bank
- StaffPointe Medical Search
Lexington Downtown Skyline
Lexington-Fayette Urban County
Lexington-Fayette is a unique metropolitan area in the United States in that is is combined with its home county, Fayette, to create a large urban community. It is the second largest city in the state as well as among the Top 100 Largest Cities in America and the Top 25 Smartest Cities. Many of its residents hold a Bachelor's Degree or higher educational attainment and many colleges, universities, tech schools, and career academy call the urban county home.
The city and urban county dedicate themselves to green development in order to protect the natural habitat of the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. Substantial greenspace and other developments uphold that ideal.
Mixed residential and commercial develop occur successfully in an ongoing plan in Downtown Lexington in the University District next to the University of Kentucky. This increased the numbers of businesses, jobs, workers, and students moving into Lexington-Fayette and preserves the greenspaces elsewhere.
William Shatner Horses
- Kentucky Horse Park
The Kentucky Horse Park, THE place to get close to horses and home of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010
- Poser Farm, Belle Reve's Voodoo Magic
Continuation of champion lines through Poser Farm in Lexington (Marcy Lafferty and Elliot King) and Bele Reve farm (William Shatner, former husband to Lafferty) in Versailles KY.
- The Red Mile Harness Racing
The Red Mile is the second oldest harness racetrack in the United States.
Well Developed Higher Education
A large number of postsecondary educational opportunities are presented in Lexington-Fayette Urban County.
- Baptist Seminary of Kentucky
- Bluegrass Community and Technical College
- Adult Ed at Bluegrass Community and Technical College
- Central Kentucky Tech - (859) 246-2400
- Commonwealth Baptist College
- Images Model Agency: (859) 273-2301
- Indiana Weslyan University - Lexington Branch: (859) 519-3000
- ITT Technical Institute: (859) 246-3300
- Lexington Beauty College Inc
- Lexington Theological Seminary
- Midway College - Lexington Branch
- National Academy of Animal Arts - Dog grooming and related skills.
- National College
- Southside Center-Applied Tech
- Spencerian College of Louisville and Lexington
- Strayer University
- Sullivan University Lexington
- Transylvania University
- University of Kentucky
- Wallaces College: (859) 254-8861
College Sports Recuitment
College Prospects America in Lexington, Kentucky works with coaches and student athletes to promote solid education and sports success. They help young men and women to attain athletic scholarships and have done so successfully since 1986.
Healthcare Systems Thrive
- Baptist Healthcare System
- Central Baptist Hospital
- Cardinal Hill Rehab Hospital
- Lexington Shriners Hospital
- Lexington VA Medical Center
- Saint Joseph Health System
- University of Kentucky HealthCare - SPECIALTIES: Digestive Health, Gill Heart Institute,Kentucky Children's Hospital,Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, Markey Cancer Center, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Transplant Center. LOCATIONS: Good Samaritan Hospital, Alfred B. Chandler Hospital, KY Children's Hospital, Center for Advanced Surgery, Kentucky Clinic and Clinic South, Spine and Joint Center, Polk-Dalton Clinic, 3 Dental Clinics, additional clinics and services.
- UK Medical Center
- Horses and others -- A large number of large and small animnal care clinics and hospitals enjoy success in the urban county as well.
Athens Of the West
Nicknamed "Athens of the West"
It is evident that Lexington-Fayette supports a substantial amount of high quality educational opportunities. It has also been part of American history since the beginning.
Founded in 1775 by William McConnell and associate frontiersmen and settlers, Lexington was first named McConnell Springs for the campground honoring William, where the men settled temporarily on the edge of what is now the City of Lexington with over 282,000 people in 2008
The men received notices that the first shots were fired in the American Revolution in Lexington, Massachusetts and in a spurt of patriotism, renamed their settlement of whites and Native Americans, a stockade, and a few cabins "Lexington."
Kentucky was part of Virginia at this time, but Virginia granted it partial independence and cut it into three counties, one of them Fayette in 1780. Lexington was named capital of the county in 1782 and quickly became the largest city in the territory and state of Kentucky until industrialism arose and grew other cities as well. It survived the Civil War and Henry Clay, Secretary of State, lived in Lexington.
Today, over 30 National Historic Sites are preserved in and around Lexington.
© 2009 Patty Inglish
More by this Author
The State of Texas created jobs even during the Great Recession and these North Dallas communities performed even better.
Fast-growth jobs in the Greater Dallas Area abound in Information Technology (IT) as well as in Healthcare, the Aerospace Industry, Education, Audio-Visual Collections, and Bus Drivers. Green Industries also offer...
My "Characteristics of the Ideal Employee" comes from 15 years' consensus of employers in a range of industries. These ideals can help you gain a job and earn promotions. See some added new tips!