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Best Jobs in Philadelphia

Updated on August 27, 2016
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Ms. Inglish is an award-winning Employment & Training pro with regional records and tens of thousands placed into gainful employment.

Philadelphia Skyline

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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 StoodThere.com, a fun trend-spotting website.

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

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Historic Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Venues around the city.

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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
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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.
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Morris Arburetum

National Constitution Center

 	Independence Mall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Independence Mall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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N Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
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Chinatown entrance.Kung Fu Tea in Chinatown; 1006 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Across from the Trocadero Theater.
Chinatown entrance.
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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.

Chinatown

A marker10th and Arch Streets Philadelphia, PA 19107 -
Arch St & N 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
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Largest Philadelphia Employers

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 2020

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.

Steady Job Market

Between Spring 2011 Summer 2016, Philadelphia offered over 60,000 open job positions in want ads each month.

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

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 in Philadelphia

  • 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

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Professional

Arenas and Stadiums

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


Major Pennsylvania Stadiums

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A marker3 River Stadium in Pittsburgh; -
Bakery Square, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
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B markerFirst Union Arena in Wilkes-Barre -
Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
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C markerFirst Union Complex in Philadelphia -
Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Arts and Education

Avenue of the Arts: Broad Street

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A markerAvenue of the Arts -
Ave Of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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B markerUniversity of the Arts -
320 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
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C markerArt Institute of Philadelphia -
1622 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
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University of the Arts' Merriam Theater at 250 S. Broad Street.
University of the Arts' Merriam Theater at 250 S. Broad Street. | Source
Ridgeway Library; 1314 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Ridgeway Library; 1314 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Close-up view.

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

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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    • gabriella05 profile image

      gabriella05 9 years ago from Oldham

      Another great hub very useful

      Thank you

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      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from North America

      Thanks everyone!

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      Ralph Deeds 9 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Good hub!

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      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from North America

      Thanks for your comments, Ralph!

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      ambreen tariq  7 years ago

      good hub for the americans,,but did someone has the same hub for australians too

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