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Business and Jobs in Historic Delaware

Updated on July 9, 2017
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Ms. Inglish is an award-winning Employment & Training pro with regional records and tens of thousands placed into gainful employment.


Employment Resources in Delaware

The state of Delaware offers numerous employment opportunities in the following fields of work, all of which are growing faster than expected:

  1. Air Flight and Airplane Mechanics and Crews,
  2. Information Technology (IT),
  3. Healthcare Industry,
  4. Travel and Tourism Industries,
  5. Personal Financial Advisors, and
  6. Skilled Workers,especially in Trades and Oil & Gas.

Frequently Needed Workers

Airplane Pilots and Crew,

Airplane Mechanics, and

Information Technology Engineers and Technicians

Top Micro-Cities for Business and Jobs

The city of Wilmington, Delaware is recognized in the Top 10 Micro-Cities in the North America. It is in a historic region among busy commerce and political centers. Wilmington is an excellent site for finding a job in

  1. Information Technology (IT),
  2. Healthcare Professions, and
  3. Retails Sales at all levels.

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A markerDover DE -
Dover, DE, USA
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Capital of the state, founded in 1683 by William Penn.

B markerWilmington DE -
Wilmington, DE, USA
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Largest city in the state. Over half of the Fortune 500 companies call Wilmington their corporate home. First settled in 1638 by Swedish families.

C markerDover AFB -
Dover AFB, DE, USA
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State Bird: Blue Hen Chicken Was a Revolutionary War Emblem

Travel and Tourism in Delaware

Historic Attractions

The Dairy Queen at Fenwick Island was opened in 1954 and remains a popular attraction, located near several Colonial mansions from the days of the Original Thirteen Colonies. Delaware became the first state in the United States of America on December 7, 1787.

  • Dover International Speedway - Dover, Delaware. NASCAR events.
  • Fenwick Island - This town includes approximately 400 residents in addition to vacation accommodations and many things to do. The community offers the southernmost beach in the state, with crabbing, fishing, swimming, and other outdoor sports.Its historic lighthouse was built in 1856. A State Park lies to the north and wildlife refuges sit to the northwest.
  • First State National Monument - First National Park in Delaware, location in the Dover-Wilmington Area.
  • Fort Delaware - Pea Patch Island.

Miles the Monster at Dover Speedway.
Miles the Monster at Dover Speedway. | Source

Historic Lighthouse Area

A markerFenwick Island Lighthouse, Delaware -
Lighthouse Rd, Fenwick Island, DE 19944, USA
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Pea Patch Adventures

Fort Delaware, pictured below, is on Pea Patch Island. It is an attractive spot to visit during the spring and summer months. The state has a ferry to transport visitors to the historic fort from Delaware City.

Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island
Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island | Source

Area of First National Monument and Park

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A markerWilmington DE -
Wilmington, DE, USA
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B markerNew Castle DE -
New Castle, DE 19720, USA
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C markerPea Patch Island - Fort Delaware - Delaware City -
Pea Patch Island, Delaware 19706, USA
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D markerDover DE -
Dover, DE, USA
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E markerLewes DE -
Lewes, DE, USA
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F markerFenwick Island -
Fenwick Island, DE, USA
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Largest Companies in Delaware

  1. JPMorgan Chase - Banking and Investments
  2. Barclays - Financial Products and Investments
  3. Judge Group
  4. Marriott
  5. C.R. England - Trucking, Freight and Transport
  6. DuPont - Chemicals and new drugs
  7. Christiana Health Care
  8. University of Delaware - Education and Healthcare
  9. Yuma Medical Center - Education and Healthcare
  10. Astra Zeneca Pharma - Drug developers and manufacturers
  11. State Division of Aging and Adults
  12. General Motors - Automotive Industry
  13. Mountaire Farms
  14. Port of Wilmington

Job Titles in Highest Demand

  1. Project Manager
  2. Occupational Therapists
  3. Business Analyst
  4. Physicians - All Specialties
  5. Customer Service Representative
  6. Physical Therapists
  7. Salespeople and Product Demonstrators
  8. Internal Medicine - Physician
  9. Javas and .Net Developers
  10. Registered Nurses - RN License
  11. IT Engineers
  12. Truck Driver - CDL
  13. Electrical, Mechanical and Design Engineers
  14. Outside Sales Reps
  15. Psychiatrists
  16. Electricians and Helpers
  17. Retail Managers

Newark, Delaware
Newark, Delaware | Source

Job Titles Expected to Increase Openings to 2022

  1. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  2. Home Health Aides (HHAs) - See Patient Care Technician
  3. Trades and Extraction Supervisors - Especially in Oil & Gas
  4. Welders and Construction Trades
  5. Laboratory Technicians
  6. Computer Systems Analysts
  7. Registered Nurses
  8. Licensed Practical Nurses
  9. Food Service Jobs
  10. Nursing Assistants

Sustainable Energy Businesses

Green Business and Sustainable Energy

Delaware Energy is a company that offers employment opportunities in four major types of sustainable energy sources and production, including the following:

  1. Photovoltaic
  2. Solar Water Heating
  3. Geothermal
  4. Wind

Renewable Energy Programs and Jobs

Nationalized Programs

Additional Large Programs

Canals in Delaware City, Delaware.
Canals in Delaware City, Delaware.

Academic and Sports Jobs

Colleges and Universities

Opportunities in Sports

The following sites are gateways into sports and recreational activities that offer exciting career opportunities.

© 2007 Patty Inglish


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    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Thank you Guru-C!

      I try to dig out the individual personality of each state and the careers available. While some states offer more information than others, I am finding more ways of getting to the heart of the matter.

      Thanks for you encouraging commments. They help me push forward.

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      Cory Zacharia 10 years ago

      Hi Patty, all your hubs are so interesting and informative.