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Best 10 Jobs For You In Reno, Nevada
Best Places In America
In the from 2010 to 2017, Reno has been named a best American place in which to live, celebrate holidays, and a emerging green community.
Reno Economic Growth
Reno, Nevada was once known as The Divorce Capital of the World, based on the fact that residency for divorce proceedings could be established in a very short time. Reno has also been called Sin City and The Neon Babylon.
The Greater Reno Area (Reno-Sparks) is the County Seat of Washoe County. The city enjoyed 30% employment growth in the decade from 1998 - 2008 and continues to grow new jobs. A new level of increases began in December 2012 and in February 2014, 8,000+ job openings were listed for the Reno area.
This growth is a major contribution to the economy of Nevada on the state level, joining with the Greater Las Vegas Area. These two metro statistical areas together provide the bulk of all new businesses and new jobs in the entire state.
The Reno lifestyle is moderation in everything. Four seasons and none of them are to long, to cold or to hot.— Peter, on Sperling's Best Places
Along the Truckee River
Reno is Found in West Nevada
Reno's Truckee River was named after the Northern Paiute Medicine Chief, Truckee. His Paiute name was Wuna Mucca, "The Giver of Spiritual Gifts."
The Paiute people are divided into three groups, all of which live in Nevada:
- Northern Paiute and Panamint: California, Idaho, Nevada, and Oregon.
- Owens Valley Paiute: California and Nevada.
- Southern Paiute: Arizona, lower California, Nevada and Utah.
Downtown Reno - Truckee River WalkClick thumbnail to view full-size
Reno Development In the Desert
Major General Jesse L. Reno was an officer in the 9th Army Corps during American Civil War. Dying on the battlefield in Maryland in 1862, he had also fought at Bull Run as well as several other battle sites. His son, Jesse W. Reno, invented the escalator and the town of Reno, Nevada is named after the general.
In 1776, the Spaniard Fray Francisco Graces entered the Nevada region to blaze a trail to the US West Coast Spanish colonies of the time, from the Colorado River. This led to future traffic, including a toll bridge fashioned from a simple log laid across the Truckee River in 1859, a trail towards the Gold Rush, industries that grew with it, and the eventual founding of Reno in 1868.
Reno supplemented its early mining-based economy with its 'Sin City" brothels and gambling houses. In the 21st century, entertainment and casinos continue to play a solid part in the local economy.
Employers and Job Market
Largest Employers in Reno-Sparks Area
The largest area employers, by employee pool size, include the technologies and healthcare companies:
- Cisco Systems
- Alere - Medical technology.
- Microsoft Licensing, GP
- International Game Technology - The World's largest slot machine manufacturer.
- Charter Communications - Cable TV & Internet. Large provider in Canada and the USA.
- Employers' Insurance - Workers' Compensation Insurance.
- Reno Tahoe Tech Center
- Washoe Medical Center, South - Surgical Center.
Sparks, East of Reno
Employers Advertising the Most Jobs
- University of Nevada at Reno
- Vail Resorts: Travel and Tourism Industry jobs, especially related to skiing.
- Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
- Washoe County School District
- Renown Regional Medical Center
- Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
- Squaw Valley Resort: Famous for skiing.
- Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa
- Truckee Meadows Community College
- Peppermill Casino Properties
- Safeway, Home Depot, PetSmart, other retailers
- Securitas Security Services USA, Inc
- Arrow Electronics, Inc.
- Tesla Motors
- Various dining chains like Domino's Pizza, Johnny Rocket's
Reno's Top 10 Hot Jobs
The fastest growing jobs in the Reno area include the following list. They are as varied as Choreographer to Computer Engineer to Bill Collector, with an increase in Information Technology jobs overall.
Healthcare, education, and social services jobs are also increasing
While RNs are the highest demanded workers in health and medical field in many other US States, Medical Transcriptionists are in higher demand in the Reno area.
- Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
- Medical Transcriptionists
- Computer Software Engineers - Applications
- Computer Software Engineers - Systems Software
- Personal And Home Care Aides
- Home Health Aides
- Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
- Social And Human Service Assistants
- Bill And Account Collectors
Additional Jobs Growing In Demand
Another group fast growing jobs in the Reno - Sparks Market Area include the following list.
The variety of jobs comprising this list is interesting in that it includes occupations as diverse as Clergy to Information Technology to Musicians and Music Instructors.
Healthcare occupations are also well represented in this list, and Adult Education instructors of all kinds are in high demand.
- Physician Assistants - Often filled by Nurse Practitioners.
- Network & Computer Systems Administrators
- Music Directors And Composers
- Medical Assistants
- Database Administrators
- Interpreters And Translators
- Dental Assistants
- Dental Hygienists
- Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, GED Teachers, and Related Jobs
Annual Reno Balloon Race
National Automobile Museum
Education and Training
Higher Education in Reno
* Morrison University
Fleischman Planetarium - University of Nevada Reno - Extensive research and public events.
University of Nevada Reno: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges - Important regional justice and law enforcement organization located on campus.
COLLEGES & CAREER TRAINING
Meadows Bible Institute
Nevada School of Insurance
Northern Nevada Real Estate
TECHNICAL & VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS
Regional Technical Institute
Western Truck Driving School
The Cheetah Pattern - US Bowling Congress
Sports Opportunities in Reno
Sports for entertainment, recreation, and even career opportunites are avaiable in the larger Reno area of Nevada at the following organizations.
College Level Sports
Nevada Wolf Pack - Football & Basketball
Native and Pow Wows
Numaga (The Peace Chief) Pow Wow in Reno
Native Americans In and Around Reno, Nevada
During the Glacial Period of histoy some 12,000 years ago, ice melt in the mountains eroded the Nevada floor each summer into what are now gullies and riverbeds after the water evaporated and the glaciers receded northward.
Early Native Americans in the Reno-Las Vegas areas are called the Anasazi - the Ancient Ones. This nomenclature is more akin to the Oceana Aboriginals' and Aborigines' notion of "The People That Were Always Here" than to the more common Native American "The People" or "First People."
Pow Wows, Native Arts, and resort areas make up part of the Native American business enterprise in and around Reno. Native venues attract many tourists away from some non-tribal resorts, but the owners of those establishments have become consultants sell large numbers of supplies to these tribal businesses.
The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony became a federally recognized tribe in 1934.
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
© 2008 Patty Inglish