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High Paying Jobs in Miami and Hialeah

Updated on April 17, 2022
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Ms. Inglish is a successful employment & training pro, setting Midwest regional records with tens of thousands placed in gainful employment.

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

Low Unemployment Leaves Unfilled Jobs

The population of the Greater Miami Area in Miami-Dade County is over 6.2 million people as of 2018, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This Metroplex is one of the Top 25 Best Large Cities in America for Jobs and Business success. It also has plenty of attractions and jobs available.

This South Florida Metro's low unemployment rate is generally below 4%, making it a good site for job seekers, because there are jobs left unfilled. This status offers many positions in high-growth fields with outstanding benefits as well as higher pay than some other American market areas.

Over 220,000 people moved to the Miami area yearly from elsewhere is the U.S. between summer 2020 and summer 2021; and 40,000 individuals move to Miami/Hialeah from Cuba and South America every year. Still, over 95,000 job openings were advertised for this community during February 2022 alone.

The average hourly wage paid in the South Florida area in Miami-Dade County is over $22.00 per hour, with over $45,000 a year in average income for half of the job openings, with many more bringing higher wages, especially in government positions.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau and work-related agencies, industry sectors that need to hire the most additional employees soon include:

  1. Healthcare - Providers, managers, clerical, and IT staff
  2. Social Assistance
  3. Hospitality - Hotel/motel, other accommodations, dining places, and related venues.
  4. Food Services - All levels, all types.
  5. 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.

Companies Advertising the Most Jobs

  1. University of Miami
  2. Deloitte
  3. Ennis Healthcare
  4. Jackson Health System
  5. Allied Universal: Security and Facilities
  6. Memorial Healthcare
  7. Broward Health Medical Center
  8. South Miami University
  9. Nova Southeastern University
  10. Aya Healthcare

The Spanish Language television station Telemundo is headquartered in Hialeah, suburb of Miami and the station tripled its YouTube audience in 2015 alone. This brought new jobs and commercial sponsorships.

Telemundo - Home of the Telenovella

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Hialeah Racetrack:
100 E 32nd St, Hialeah, FL 33013, USA

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Telemundo!:
7355 NW 41st St, Miami, FL 33166, USA

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The 40 square blocks of the famous Hialeah Park run between Palm Avenue and East 4th Avenue, and from East 22nd Street on the south to East 32nd Street on the north. It is famous for a racetrack and flamingos, but for other attractions as well. Hialeah Park featured in the film "The Champ."

Top 10 Fastest Growing Jobs to 2025

Information technology jobs are available in abundance in this market:

  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

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

Job Search Resources: Health and Social Services

Entertainment and History in the Market Area

The Hialeah Park Racetrack (also called Miami Jockey Club and Hialeah Park) is a United States National Historic Place. It is also an official Audubon Bird Sanctuary, brining tourist dollars from those who visit the hundreds of flamingos in the infield.

Horse racing within the park a few times between 2001 and 2010, but resumed in December 2014, in time for the winter tourist season.

Other events 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.

Flamingoes at Hialeah Park
Flamingoes at Hialeah Park | Source

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

Hialeah 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 that still draw visitors to an official U.S. Sanctuary for the American Flamingo, according to the National Audubon Society. The first commercial Jai Alai court in America, a dance hall, and a roller coaster were all located here as well.

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

  • Florida International Golden Panthers
  • Miami Hurricane

Professional Sports

  • Florida Marlins (MLB)
  • Florida Panthers (NHL)
  • Miami Dolphins (NFL)
  • Miami Fusion (MLS)
  • Miami Heat (NBA)
  • Miami Sol (WNBA)

Sporting and Events Venues

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

Unversities and Colleges

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

  • Barry University
  • Brown Mackie College at Miami
  • City College
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Career College
  • Jones College
  • Miami Dade College
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • St John Vianney College
  • St. Thomas University
  • University of Miami: The greenest (eco-friendly and sustainable) University in the area. This is also the home of the Lowe Art Museum.
  • Talmudic College of Florida

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2008 Patty Inglish MS

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