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Travel, Sports, and Jobs In Raleigh, North Carolina

Updated on January 21, 2015

Raleigh Jobs Increased Throughout 2009 and 2012

NOTE: Jobs increased again from June - December 2012.
NOTE: Jobs increased again from June - December 2012. | Source

High Tech Business in Raleigh Metro Area

Raleigh, North Carolina is rated as one of the Top 5 Best Cities in the USA for well paying obs and affordable housing. Located in the Research Triangle that includes 18 counties, Raleigh is enjoying an increase in well paying high tech, aerospace-related, and health/medical jobs.

As the several area universities work with partnered business and government entities, new job and products continue to emerge.

Increase in Jobs Overall 2013 - 2014


Jobs in Healthcare and Information Technology

Raleigh, North Carolina is among those cities offering a lower cost of living than the national average, affordable housing, and a good place to raise a family. This has been reported in the 2010s, according to several publications and media posts. Its position in the US Research Triangle assures its future growth, based in growing industries. .

Mentioned many times as the top Getaway Destination for Mayberry residents on The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry RFD, Raleigh is still a nice place to visit and a place many people like to live.

The Top 10 High Demand jobs in Raleigh, North Carolina are all in the Healthcare Industry, except two that are in Information Technology (IT):

  1. Medical Assistants
  2. Biomedical Engineers
  3. Physician Assistants
  4. Network Systems and Data Communications Specialists (IT)
  5. Health Aides
  6. Dental Hygienists and Assistants
  7. Physical Therapy Assistants
  8. Computer Software Application Engineers (IT)
  9. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  10. Occupational Therapists and Assistants

Postsecondary (college level) Teachers and Registered Nurses are also in high demand, along with Veterinary Techs and Athletic Trainers.

Raleigh NC Is Located In the Research Triangle

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Selected Attractions

Special Museum Attractions

  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences continues to go big with The World's Largest Dinosaurs
  • Raleigh also provides additional museums, Civil War Era historic sites and events, and science centers.

Concert Venues

  • Angus Barn
  • Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fine arts and performing arts fill many of the venues around town.
  • North Carolina Museum of Art Theater
  • Red Hat Amphitheater
  • Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre in nearby Cary NC
  • Many restaurants and cafes offer live music as well.


  • JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University is the garden you should see if you have time for only one. However, a dozen other gardens fill the city. Farms and farmers' markets in the area add other outdoor activities

Downtown Raleigh Entertainment Areas

Long-Term Triangle Employment Trends

The state workforce site, NCCommerce, projects that the following job titles will provide the most vacancies to fill though 2022 in the Raleigh Area:

  1. Office and Clerical Support Jobs
  2. Healthcare Practitioners and Technologists
  3. Construction and Extraction (Mining, Oil & Gas) Jobs
  4. Medical Support Staff
  5. Retail and Wholesale Jobs
  6. Dining Services, including Fast Food
  7. Education-related Jobs
  8. Business Operations and Management
  9. Financial Operations
  10. Transportation and Material Moving (Truck Drivers, Freight Handlers, etc.). CDL Truck Driving job openings have increased nationwide since 2014, with over 900,000 positions open by January 2015.

Governor's Mansion in Raleigh
Governor's Mansion in Raleigh | Source

Raleigh Area Colleges and Universities

Community Colleges

  • Wake Technical Community College; 9101 Fayetteville Road; Raleigh, NC 27603; (919) 662-3400

Colleges and Universities

Sports Opportunities for Jobs & Recreation

Raleigh Professional Sports

Raleigh College Sports

  • The North Carolina State Wolf Pack
  • The Duke Blue Devils
  • Go Heels

A sampling of the dozens of local Golf Courses

Faith-Based Communities

North Carolina is in the Bible Belt of the American South and offers a number of churches in Raleigh for those that are interested, including:

Jewish Houses of Worship:

Muslim Places of Worship


  • 509 Carriage Woods Circle; Raleigh, NC 27607-3969; Phone: 919-859-4994

Cherokee Dance, Indigenous to North Carolina


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