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Best Jobs in Philadelphia

Updated on August 27, 2020
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Ms. Inglish is a successful employment & training pro, setting Midwest regional records with tens of thousands placed in gainful employment.

Philadelphia Skyline
Philadelphia Skyline | Source

Best Venues For Selfies In America

The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia was rated Number Two in the contest held to determine the Greatest Place to Stand for photography, including selfies, in America.

The contest was held by, a fun trend-spotting website.

Altogether, named a Top 100 Greatest Places to Stand in America and Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico is Number One.

Liberty Bell
Liberty Bell | Source

Independence Mall, Philadelphia

Independence Mall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
N Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

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City Sights

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Street art.The Borse Building Mall at Philadelphia’s Historic Independence Mall, across the Mall from The Liberty Bell Center.Bridge at night.Morris Arburetum
Street art.
Street art. | Source
The Borse Building Mall at Philadelphia’s Historic Independence Mall, across the Mall from The Liberty Bell Center.
The Borse Building Mall at Philadelphia’s Historic Independence Mall, across the Mall from The Liberty Bell Center.
Bridge at night.
Bridge at night.
Morris Arburetum
Morris Arburetum

Best Local Attractions

  • Ave of The Arts: Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
  • Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
  • National Constitution Center: 525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
  • Philadelphia Zoo: Americas first zoo is a 42-acre Victorian garden that is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered.
  • The Trocadero Theatre: 1003 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The Trocadero Theatre is an independent music venue located in Philadelphia, PA. The historic Victorian theater currently hosts concerts, movie screenings and more.

National Constitution Center
National Constitution Center | Source
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Chinatown entrance.Kung Fu Tea in Chinatown; 1006 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Across from the Trocadero Theater.
Chinatown entrance.
Chinatown entrance. | Source
Kung Fu Tea in Chinatown; 1006 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Across from the Trocadero Theater.
Kung Fu Tea in Chinatown; 1006 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Across from the Trocadero Theater.


10th and Arch Streets Philadelphia, PA 19107:
Arch St & N 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

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Largest Philadelphia Employers: Insurance, Health, Travel

According to the US Department of Labor, the six largest employers in Philadelphia are these major companies:

  1. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  2. United States Post Office (USPS)
  3. ACE International
  4. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  5. University of Pennsylvania Health System
  6. CIGNA Group Insurance

Top 10 Fastest Growing Jobs to 2025

According to state department of labor figures, the top ten occupations in Philadelphia County as far as most job openings are these.

  1. Personal Care & Service (personal care aides, etc.)
  2. Community & Social Services
  3. Other Personal Care & Service Workers
  4. Transportation, Tourism, & Lodging Attendants
  5. Counselors, Social Workers, & Other Community & Social Service Specialists
  6. Computer & Mathematical Jobs - Includes the top IT jobs
  7. Computer Specialists
  8. Personal & Home Care Aides
  9. Air Transportation Workers
  10. Airline Pilots, Copilots, & Flight Engineers

All of these jobs are chunked into Healthcare and Service, Transportation and Travel, and Computer/Information Technology employment sectors.

Highest Demand Jobs - Health, IT, Trucking, Sales

  1. Physical Therapists
  2. Occupational Therapists
  3. Trucking Owner-Operators - About 1,000,000 jobs nationwide.
  4. Trucking Company Drivers
  5. Other Truck Drivers
  6. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  7. Project Managers - IT
  8. Event Specialists
  9. Administrative Assistants
  10. Sales Representatives

Additional High Demand Jobs

  • Business Analysts
  • Salespeople
  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)
  • Shift Supervisor - various industries

Top Hiring Companies

  1. IBM (International Business Machines): Computers and IT
  2. Bayada Nurses: Includes Travel Nursing assignments.
  3. Deloitte
  4. HCR Manorcare
  5. Genesis Healthcare
  6. Accenture
  7. JPMorgan Chase
  8. Bank of America
  9. Johnson & Johnson
  10. Marten Transport
  11. Lockheed Martin - An important company in the NASA Commercial Crew

Native American Businesses

  • American Indian Cultural Center of the Delaware Valley. A statue of Chief Tamamend, the Lenape Indian chief who met William Penn, stands at Front and Market Streets.
  • Banu Tallahassiy Reserve Native Americans 1211 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Philadelphia Print Shop: Extensive Native American Galleries.

Sports Related Oportunities

College and High School



Arenas and Stadiums

  • 3 River Stadium in Pittsburgh;
  • First Union Arena in Wilkes-Barre;
  • First Union Complex in Philadelphia

Major Pennsylvania Stadiums

3 River Stadium in Pittsburgh;:
Bakery Square, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA

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First Union Arena in Wilkes-Barre:
Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

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First Union Complex in Philadelphia:
Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Higher Education in and Around Philadelphia

  • Art Institute of Philadelphia
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance
  • Berean Institute
  • Center for Innovative Training Education
  • Chestnut Hill College
  • Cittone Institute
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Delaware Valley Academy of Medical and Dental Assistants
  • DPT Business School
  • Drexel University
  • Harrison Career Institute
  • Holy Family University
  • Hussian School of Art - Parent of Reality School in Los Angeles for all phases of film making.
  • JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
  • La Salle University
  • Lincoln Technical Institute
  • Main Line Paralegal
  • Moore College of Art and Design
  • Orleans Technical Institute
  • Peirce College
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Philadelphia University
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • Star Technical Institute
  • Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia
  • Temple University
  • The Curtis Institute of Music
  • The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
  • Restaurant School at Walnut Hill
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Thompson Institute
  • University of the Arts
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

University of the Arts' Merriam Theater at 250 S. Broad Street.
University of the Arts' Merriam Theater at 250 S. Broad Street. | Source

Nearby Colleges and Universities

  • Arcadia University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Cabrini College
  • Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies
  • Rutgers University
  • Westminster Theological University

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Ridgeway Library; 1314 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107Close-up view
Ridgeway Library; 1314 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Ridgeway Library; 1314 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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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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