Washington State Aerospace - Spaceports Spur Business

Mt. Ranier in Washington.
Mt. Ranier in Washington.

Math, Science, and Sci-Fi in Washington

Washington State's Number One most advertised job vacancy is Mathematics Technicians and related engineers among a wide array of Information Technology (IT), Veterinary sciences, and Research & Development occupations in Washington's fast-growing high tech industries, government employers, and scientific research facilities.

Jobs gradually increased, as shown by advertisements of jobs across Internet posting sources from 2011 - 2014, and this trend continued into 2015. Jobs Snapshots offered below show a steady increase.

Washington also is home to:

  • Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame founded by Paul Allen, who invested in
  • Space Ship One to win the X Prize for private space vehicles.
  • Privatized space exploration and space tourism will become an expanding hub of employment in and around the Greater Seattle Area in the next couple of decades

Mathematics Jobs in Washington State

Expanding Industries in Washington

  1. Aerospace -- At this writing, North America hosts 13 Spaceports, with a 14th under construction.
  2. Additional industries expected to continue expansion include: Forest Products, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Marine Services, Technologies, Electronics & Computers, Software, Telecommunications, Tourism, and Agriculture/Food Processing.

Job Listings Snapshots Highest Demand Jobs

  • 117,000 jobs in Jan. 2013 - Listed across the Internet
  • 132,000+ jobs in Jan. 2014
  • 150,000+ jobs in Jan. 2015
  1. Dentists, Dental Technicians, Hygienists
  2. Truck Drivers - Salaried and Owner-Operators
  3. Engineers - IT, Mechanical, Electrical, and others. Many of these jobs are associated with aerospace industries.
  4. Physicians
  5. Registered Nurses
  6. Medical Assistants
  7. Warehouse and Inventory Jobs
  8. Insurance Agents
  9. Retail Managers and Assistants
  10. Sales Representatives
  11. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants
  12. Occupational Therapists

Highest Demand Jobs During 1st QTR 2015

Over 153,000 jobs were advertised in all sites on the Internet at the end of January 2015. Among this increased number of jobs, the most advertised positions were:

  1. General Dentists
  2. Dental Assistants
  3. Jobs with Amazon.com - IT Engineers, Administrators, Managers, and Technicians.
  4. CDL Truck Drivers
  5. Software Development Engineers
  6. Physical Therapists
  7. Occupational Therapists
  8. Nurses and Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Physicians and Specialists
  10. Research positions at University of Washington in Seattle

Space Ship One

Major Employers in Washington State

Top 20 Largest Employers in Washington State

  1. MICROSOFT CORP.
  2. SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL-SEATAC (International Airport)
  3. TACOMA GENERAL HOSPITAL
  4. MULTICARE HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE and MULTICARE HEALTH SYSTEM at http://www.multicare.org/
  5. BARRET BUSINESS SERVICES - Employment Agency
  6. UNIVERSITY OF WASH. AND UNIVERSITY MED CENTER: OB/GYN
  7. WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
  8. SEATTLE CANCER CARE ALLIANCE
  9. SOUTH SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  10. ORGAN TRANSPLANT: SWEDISH MEDICAL CENTER
  11. FAIRCHILD US AIR FORCE BASE
  12. STEWART TITLE CO
  13. BATTELLE - Headquartered in Columbus OH, #1 High-Tech City
  14. EVERGREEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  15. GENIE INDUSTRIES
  16. MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
  17. ST. JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER
  18. MARY BRIDGE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
  19. SACRED HEART MED CENTER AND SACRED HEART CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
  20. SW WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER

College and High School

Professional Teams

Arenas & Stadiums - Safeco Field in Seattle

Washington Sports Teams

League Teams

Education and Training

Top Colleges and Universities in Washington


Pacific Native North American Education

Washington State is home to Native North American colleges and visitors centers that include educational activities. Many tribal nations may have partially moved into the area from Alaska and British Columbia, with their own style of fine arts following them. The book Out of Silence is a moving testament and display of all of these.

The improvement of Native American educational facilities and attractions has drawn larger numbers of visitors into the state of Washington, boosting the tourist trade and associated jobs.

Perhaps the Bigfoot Was Here

The Wild Woman holds three "coopers" that traditionally contain the wealth of the chief in a solid physical currency.
The Wild Woman holds three "coopers" that traditionally contain the wealth of the chief in a solid physical currency. | Source
Pacific Northwest carved cedar pole. Each one tells a story.
Pacific Northwest carved cedar pole. Each one tells a story. | Source

© 2007 Patty Inglish

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frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

Am bookmarking your page. A grandson has recently moved to WA state, married and needs another job. Thanks for your facts/listings here, as they may be really helpful.

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