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Keller Texas Increases Jobs 3500% - Town of Lonesome Dove

Updated on July 19, 2015
Dallas-Fort Worth area at night, from the International Space Station. (Photos this pager public domain.)
Dallas-Fort Worth area at night, from the International Space Station. (Photos this pager public domain.)

Best Places to Live

Keller, Texas is an enjoyable northern suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in Tarrant County. It is spreading its boundaries and increasing its business base and population phenomenally. If you need to find a new job or to begin a career, Keller may be the right place to go. It is the 7th Best Place to Live in America, according to Money Magazine for 2009. Expect the increases and expansion to continue through 2020.

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3500% Increase in Jobs 2013 -2015


Top Hiring Companies

  1. Texas Health Resources - See link below.
  2. Deloitte
  3. Baylor Health Care System
  4. JPMorgan Chase
  5. Medical Connections
  6. Six Flags Over Texas
  7. HCA North Texas
  8. Methodist Health System
  9. US Air Force
  10. Taco Bell
  11. Citi
  12. MetLife
  13. Gotechnow
  14. US National Guard
  15. Collier, Vinson and Demonbruen
  16. Pizza Hut - YUM! Brands
  17. AAFES - Acct & Finance


Top 15 Hot Jobs

  1. Physical Therapists
  2. Registered Nurse (RNs)
  3. General Dentists
  4. Sales Representatives
  5. Occupational Therapists
  6. Taco Bell Shift Leaders
  7. Taco Bell Assistant Managers
  8. Dental Assistants
  9. Administrative Assistants
  10. Store Managers
  11. Customer Service Reps
  12. Office Managers
  13. Physical Therapy Assistants
  14. Assistant Store Managers
  15. Financial Advisors
  16. Treatment Coordinators

Additional Need: Seasonal staff: Six Flags Theme Park, restaurants, hotels, retail stores,others.

Healthcare: All Therapy Jobs in Keller Increased Significantly

Physical therapy.
Physical therapy.
Physical therapy helped in the treatment of polio in the 1950s - 1960s.
Physical therapy helped in the treatment of polio in the 1950s - 1960s.

Physical Therapy

Largest Job Posters for Physical Therapy positions in the Keller Area

  1. CriticalConnection
  2. Medical Connections Inc
  3. ReflectX Services
  4. Jackson Therapy
  5. Texas Health Resources
  6. HealthSouth Corporation
  7. Direct Staffing Inc
  8. Brookdale Senior Living
  9. Direct Staffing Inc DSI
  10. Soliant Health
  11. BCS Healthcare
  13. Medical Center of Arlington
  14. SunBeltStaffing
  15. PPR Healthcare

Search for a full range of health and medical jobs directly with Texas Health Resources at TEXAS HEALTH.


Expected High Demand Jobs through 2016

Healthcare jobs are expected to remain in high demand through 2020 (bold type). Educational positions fill 8 out of the top 15 job categories (see italics). All of this speaks to increasing population. The remaining three categories are IT related.

  1. Personal/Home Care/Home Health Aides
  2. Special Education Teachers: Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary levels
  3. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
  4. Mainstream Kindergarten Teachers, Elementary & Middle School Teachers
  5. Education Instructional Coordinators
  6. Dental Hygienists and Medical & Dental Assistants
  7. Pharmacy Technicians
  8. Computer Software Engineers
  9. Mainstream Preschool Teachers
  10. Vocational Education Teachers - post-high school
  11. Mainstream Secondary School Teachers
  12. Education Administrators
  13. Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants
  14. Computer Systems Analysts
  15. Registered Nurses (RNs) and Surgical Technologists

Six Flags Over Texas

This theme park bills itself as the Entertainment and Employment Capital of Texas.

Built during the Kennedy Presidential Administration back in 1961 by a real estate developer, it rivals DisneyLand and DisneyWorld and is the oldest amusement park in the national Six Flags chain.

An annual Best of Texas festival and a Looney Toons park section pack in vistors every year and they love it! A Latino Festival, an acrobatic circus, and dozens of family venues have increased attendance as well. Spring Break Out draws college and high school students for a save spring vacation.

While jobs may not always be listed at their website, they are often posted to and, the two most comprehensive job search sites when you use them together. Entertainment acts at Six Flags are especially in demand during the November - early January Holiday Season.

In addition to this theme park, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park is located just across the street, This is the largest water park in the northern part of the state, with nearly 50 acres of water. For employment information, see Six Flags Over Texas.

Higher Education

The two school districts in Keller have demonstrated superior graduation rates and colelge placement and have increased in student popuations tremendously. They are expected to continue to do so for some time. Local universities, colleges, and vocational schools include:


Typical Cross Timbers landscape.
Typical Cross Timbers landscape.

Railroad History

In 1844, a group of Missouri parishioners migrated to Texas. In the winter of 1846, some of these people established the Lonesome Dove Baptist Church in Southlake. It still operates today and is the oldest church in Tarrant County. The name was chosen, some say, to honor the lonesome dove of the Bible, representing innocence and gentleness, especially as opposed to Jim Crow Laws and prejudice.

In 1881, Mr. HW Wood worked as a pharmacist in Tarrant County. He was also a landowner and provided 40 acres to build a community near the railroad tracks slong Double Springs, Texas, close to the current Keller. The town was named Athol. (extracted from Joyce Gibson Roach, Wild Rose: A Folk History of a Crosstimbers Settlement: Keller, Texas). The town was renamed Keller in honor of local railroad foreman John Keller a year later. Because of the railroads’ expansion of transport and the growth of Dallas and Fort Worth, Keller has always been an expanding town.; however, in the late 20th – 21st centuries, town planners purposefully continued this growth.

The novel and film based on the Lonesome Dove church included characterizations of locals Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight. They became Captains Augustus McCrae and W. F. Call, but in reality, the Goodnight-Loving Trail honors them. Men worked hard on this trial and at least 16 woman worked the trails as well (see Amazon book below, right).

Tarrant County Workforce Development & Jobs

The Texas Workforce offices nearest to Keller TX are located 10 - 18 miles to the south in Fort Worth.

WorkForce Solutions- Mid-Cities Workforce Center

7001 Boulevard 26, Suite 501
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
phn: 817-548-5200

(Comprehensive One-Stop Career Center)

Full Services Texas Workforce Office

1400 Circle Drive
Fort Worth TX 76119-8142

Hundreds of jobs are posted to their job search site at Work In Texas.


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      the rope 8 years ago

      Huge amount of info - thanks for pulling it all together!

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      dusanotes 8 years ago from Windermere, FL

      Thanks, Patty, for a very interesting and topical job's article. I know of a very good person here in Orlando who is seeking work in her field. She draws blood in clinics and hospitals, but can't seem to find a job in that area here. If anyone knows of jobs in that field. Please let me know. Don White