Outstanding Pennsylvania Jobs in Transportation, Sales and Healthcare
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.
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 cost to coast in America during 2014..
Biggest Hiring Companies
The six private employers hiring the most workers yearly in this state, according to America's Career Info Net at http://www.careerinfonet.org/ include:
Philadelphia International Airport (20,000 employees)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Geisinger Health System
Mellon Financial Corporation
Fast-Growing Pennsylvania Occupations
The following occupations are the projected Top 10 Occupations in Pennsylvania through the year 2022. This determination is based on labor force statistics from the Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Information and Analysis,
The following list of jobs are to have the most openings from the year 2004 through 2014 (one decade). If you are looking for work in Pennsylvaniavania, you are most likely to find a position in one of these top 10 fast-growth industries, especially the food and service industry.
- Transportation & Material Moving Occupations
- Food Preparation & Serving in fast food and casual dining places.
- Management Positions: Managers and assistants.
- Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations
- Healthcare Support Positions
- Personal Care & Service Occupations
- Education, Training, & Library Jobs
- Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance
- Food & Beverage Serving Workers: All types of dining, including fine dining.
- Motor Vehicle Operators
Pennsylvania 6-500 - The Andrews Sisters
Founding the State and Its Businesses
Pennsylvania was founded in 1787 and was the second of the 13 original colonies to be settled in America. This fact places its historic and economic background as one of the most important in the nation.
It currently enjoys a large population of 12 million+, making Pennsylvania the sixth largest state in the USA.
Back in 755, community leaders founded Pennsylvania's first college, the College of Philadelphia. which later became today's successful University of Pennsylvania. The school trains many successful people in all fields of business.
Since the 18th century, Pennsylvania has continued a tradition of providing great colleges and universities. The Pennsylvania Department of Education reports 130 colleges and universities and 323 private licensed, professional, and trade schools in the mid-2010s, with more to come.
PE(nnsylvania) 6-5000 is said to be the oldest continuing phone number in the US.
Top High Demand Jobs to 2022
Most workers in this state are needed in:
- Dentists and Dental Assistants - Thousands of positions.
- Physical Therapy Assistants
- Registered Nurse (RN licensed)
- Physical Therapists Full-time and part-time
- Occupational Therapists
- Home Health Aides and Patient Care Techs - Important as the population ages.
- Truck Owner-Operators
- Family Practice Physicians
- Internal Medicine Physicians
- Speech Language Pathologists
- Physician Assistants
Additional High Demand Jobs in Large Numbers
Best Higher Education Facilities
Local Collegians Succeed
Top 5 Public and Nonprofit Schools
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. http://www.psu.edu/
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. http://www.temple.edu/
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. http://www.pitt.edu/
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. http://www.upenn.edu/
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. http://www.drexel.edu/
Best Higher Education
Pennsylvania Train Attractions
- The Altoona Rail Curve...
Altoona was founded in 1849 by the Pennsylvania Railroad and grew quickly during the Civil War era demand for trains. By the 2000s, most of the revitalized Downtown area was on the US National Registry of Historic Places. Operation Our Town keeps cri
Additional Pennylvania Interest
- Top 10 Most Unusual Places to Visit in Pennsylvania
A traveler could spend an entire year in Pennsylvania and not see the end of it. The Keystone State is full of history, culture, diversity, arts, music, festivals, landscapes, mountains, visitor attractions and hidden treasures.
- Top 10 Unique Native American Attractions in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania has at least 1,000 places to visit that are awesome as well as interesting. This list of 10 attractions all include archaeological sites that will fascinate your family and friends.
- Unusual Places in Pennsylvania: On Moonlight Drive - The Largest Mushroom Grower In the World
Have you ever visited a mushroom mine underground? Pennsylvania has the only underground mushroom mine in the world.
© 2007 Patty Inglish MS