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Best Pennsylvania in Transportation, Sales and Healthcare

Updated on July 10, 2019
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Pennsylvania Railroad # 5901 diesel locomotive (E7A) 1
Pennsylvania Railroad # 5901 diesel locomotive (E7A) 1 | Source

Historic Pennsylvania Transportation

Pennsylvania is such a railroad state that it was used for the true-story film about an Ohio runaway train, called Unstoppable. The movie turned out exceptionally well, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine.

Besides the sites of filming the runaway train, Pennsylvania has the Altoona Curve, a long curved railroad turn that residents and visitors like to visit and photograph. The city of Altoona also has a baseball team of the same name. The original Pennsylvania Railroad began in Philadelphia in 1846, followed by an entire railroad culture of workers and owners, followed further by model train collectors in the 20th century.

The Pennsylvania railroads were constructed along wagon train and horse routes of early settlers that found old Native American trails to follow. Trains are still a big part of the state's culture, along with a growing trucking industry that began expanding rapidly in America during 2014. Well over 100 railroad companies and train museums operate successfully around the state.

Pennsylvania Railroad # 5741 coal-burning steam locomotive (G5s 4-6-0) 1
Pennsylvania Railroad # 5741 coal-burning steam locomotive (G5s 4-6-0) 1 | Source

Biggest Hiring Companies

The six private employers hiring the most workers yearly in this state, according to America's Career Info Net include:

  1. Philadelphia International Airport
  2. Motorola: Communications
  3. Blue Cross and Blue Shield: Health and medical insurances
  4. Vanguard Group: Financial advisors managing over $5 Trillion in assets.
  5. Geisinger Health System: Medical care
  6. Mellon Financial Corporation: Financial products and services

Companies Hiring the Most Railroad Workers

  1. Amtrak
  2. Urban Engineers, Inc.
  3. Transportation Security Administration
  4. Frontier Railroad Services
  5. TRC Companies Inc.
  6. Pacific Rail Services

A view in Pennsylvania.
A view in Pennsylvania. | Source

Fast-Growing Pennsylvania Occupations

The following occupations are projected to be fastest increasing through the decade of the 2020s. This determination is based on labor force statistics from the Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Information and Analysis,

If you are looking for work in Pennsylvania, you are most likely to find a position in one of these top 10 fast-growth industries.

  1. Transportation & Material Moving: Trucking, railroads, other
  2. Food Preparation & Serving in fast food and casual dining places.
  3. Management Positions: Managers, assistants, swing managers.
  4. Healthcare Practitioners and related technicians
  5. Healthcare Support Positions
  6. Personal Care and Service
  7. Education and Training related jobs: Preschool, K-12, vocational, career colleges, universities, personal enrichment
  8. Building and Grounds Maintenance
  9. Food & Beverage Servers in all types of dining.
  10. Motor Vehicle Operators besides heavy trucks

Five New Companies Recognized by SBA in 2019

  1. Connexicore: This Pike County business includes technologies based on new software applications and audiovisual systems.
  2. Moyer's Mum Farm. Agriculture is still growing in the state. This one produces mums and pumpkins in uncommon colors and shapes. The family has also entered the poultry business in the late 2019s.
  3. Ashland Technologies, Inc. Ashland is a famous name in technological development. This company produces amusement rides and smaller carnival installations.
  4. Tröegs Independent Brewing is a small craft brewer in Hershey.
  5. Lampire Biological Laboratories Inc. This biotech company furnishes products and services to all levels of government in the U.S. The three labs and two related farms work with colleges and universities to develop new products.

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PE(nnsylvania) 6-5000 is said to be the oldest continuing phone number in the US.

Pennsylvania 6-5000 - The Andrews Sisters

Founding an Educational and Business Empire

Founded in 1787 as the second of the 13 original American colonies, the state's historic and economic backgrounds are one of the most important in the nation.

Back in 1755, community leaders founded the first U.S. college, the College of Philadelphia, which later became University of Pennsylvania.

Since the 18th century, the state has provided over 400 of successful colleges, universities, and trade schools that partner with government and businesses to produce jobs and new technologies.

During Summer 2019, Pennsylvania offered about 150,000 posted job openings, with over 40,000 of them in health and medical careers. At least 400 openings were related to railroading.

Top High Demand Jobs in the 2020s

Most workers in this state are needed in:

  1. Dentists and Dental Assistants
  2. Registered Nurse (RN licensed)
  3. Physical Therapists and Assistants
  4. Occupational Therapists
  5. Home Health Aides and Patient Care Techs
  6. Truck Owner-Operators
  7. Family Practice Physicians
  8. Internal Medicine Physicians
  9. Speech Language Pathologists
  10. Physician Assistants

Additional High Demand Jobs

  1. Salespeople and Cashiers
  2. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)
  3. Administrative Assistants
  4. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
  5. Renewable Energy Sales Staff

The state is full of covered bridges and other historic installations.
The state is full of covered bridges and other historic installations. | Source

Top 5 Public and Nonprofit Universities

1. Pennsylvania State University

Founded in 1855 as the Pennsylvania State Agricultural College, it is the largest college in Pennsylvania with over 40,000 students. Penn State has eleven different colleges and 200+ programs. The Penn State Nittany Lions are in the Big 10 Conference and the school has many Division I NCAA teams.

2. Temple University

Located in Philadelphia with 33,000 students, it is 26th largest university in the United States and 6th largest provider of professional degrees. Temple University offers 125 undergraduate degrees, 108 master degrees, 52 doctoral degrees and 8 professional degrees. The 17 schools and colleges are: Fox School of Business & Management, College of Liberal Arts, Beasley School of Law, College of Science & Technology, and the College of Engineering.

3. University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh was founded in 1787 in a log cabin in the city of Pittsburgh. The university is a pioneer in research and education. There are 16 undergraduate and graduate schools, including: Katz School of Business, School of Engineering and the School of Education.

4. University of Pennsylvania

Founded by Benjamin Franklin, this is an Ivy League school in historic Philadelphia. The entire school is ranked as one of the Top 10 Universities in the USA. In addition, its Wharton School of Business and the School of Nursing are in the top three for their field and six other schools are in the top ten. University of Pennsylvania has 20,000+ students in over 120 degree programs.

5. Drexel University

Drexel University was founded in 1891 by Anthony Drexel and is in downtown Philadelphia. The school has 70 undergraduate programs, 77 master's programs and 21 doctoral programs. Drexel united with Hahnemann University in 2002 as the premier technology leader in healthcare education for Philadelphia. Drexel specializes in degrees in business, engineering, pre-med, and pre-law.

Local Collegians Succeed

Lightning Bugs and Barflies, by Chris Chandler at http://ohms.nu/chandler/disk_1/barflies.htm. Local university project.
Lightning Bugs and Barflies, by Chris Chandler at http://ohms.nu/chandler/disk_1/barflies.htm. Local university project.

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.

© 2007 Patty Inglish MS

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