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Top 15 Hot Jobs in Louisville CO

Updated on October 11, 2010

The Best Place to Live

As of 2009, Louisville's population is 18,800+ people, a slight decline since the year 2000. However, Money Magazine recommends this city as the Best Place to Live in America. It does not offer much room for increasing its population at less than 8 square miles of land, but it does offer a good education system, low crime rate, good standard of living and higher median family income when compared with the rest of the country.

The City of Louisville is near Boulder CO and Denver. Even though smaller in size than some other economically strong suburbs in American, Louisville has about 1700 acres of dedicated open, green space. Business growth is planned to occur in the Centennial Valley area and the office/industrial park called the Colorado Tech Center. Thus, additional growth in new jobs for Louisville is also planned by city officials in conjunction with business and educational/training facilities.

People like living in Louisiville because of its proximity to natural scenic sites and outdoor activities as well as because of its small-town atmosphere with metropolitan convenience. Louisville offers not only its own green space, but also 30 miles of hiking and bike trails. In addition, The Rocky Mountain National Park is under 60 minutes away by car and eight World-Class ski resorts are within a short driving distance as well. The clean air and dry climate most of the year are attractive to many residents.

The Rockies, Front Range, as seen from nearby Boulder CO.
The Rockies, Front Range, as seen from nearby Boulder CO.
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(Photos this page public domain)

Job Listings Increased 8,178% from 2/09 - 10/09

Louisville is Number One on the 2009 Top 10 List of Best Places to Live, in part because jobs contribute a great deal to that distinction. In the autumn of 2009, employment listings included 23,000+ open jobs advertised on the Internet alone for the Louisville area. Employment projections have been offered by the state and local government through the year 2018, as shown further below, and job listings match several of these projections. Unemployment rates locally have been lower than in the nation on average, suggesting even further that substantial numbers of job openings exist in Louisville.

Job titles in bold type below match the official government forecasts for high demand jobs increasing to 2018.

TOP HIGH DEMAND JOBS

  1. Physical Therapists and Assistants
  2. Store Managers
  3. Sales Representatives
  4. Assistant Managers
  5. Sr Software Engineers
  6. Customer Service Representatives
  7. Project Managers
  8. Occupational Therapists
  9. Salespeople
  10. Taco Bell Assistant Managers and Shift Leaders
  11. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  12. Patient Coordinators, tied with Healthcare Volunteers (unpaid)
  13. Phlebotomists
  14. Physicians: Oncologists,Rehabilitation
  15. Health/Medical Technologists and Technicians

 

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Increasing Job Listings 2009 - 2010, with 44,500+ in October 2010

Data provided by Indeed.com, a job search and trending source.
Data provided by Indeed.com, a job search and trending source.
Data provided by SimplyHired.com, a search engine for jobs.
Data provided by SimplyHired.com, a search engine for jobs. | Source

Top 15 Job Listers

The companies that list the highest numbers of job on the Internet job search and employment trending sites Indeed and SimplyHired include:

  1. IBM
  2. Raytheon
  3. HCA Healthcare
  4. Exempla Healthcare
  5. University of Colorado, Denver
  6. Deloitte
  7. Collier, Vinson and Demonbruen
  8. Taco Bell, tied with Petsmart
  9. Children's Hospital in Aurora CO
  10. CDI - Information Technology jobs
  11. Medical Connections
  12. US Air Force
  13. Centura Health
  14. Level 3 Communications
  15. Denver Public Schools

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Major Healthcare Employers

  • Centura Health: Avista Adventist Hospital– Centura is the largest healthcare provider and employer in the region, non-profit and faith-based. Services include the convenient Ask-A-Nurse call in hotline for information and help at (303) 777-6877. Centura also operates Centura Rehabilitation. Centura frequently-listed jobs include:
  • Registered Nurses (RN) - Psychiatric
  • Ob Techs RN Regional Pool for Centura Health
  • Cat Scan Techs RN for the Float Pool RNs - Psychiatric Float Pool
  • Patient Care Associates
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • RNs- Orthopedic
  • RNs- General Medical and Surgical
  • Nursing Extenders – General Medicine
  • Supply Chain Specialists
  • RNs for the Porter Hospice
  • Pharmacists
  • Phlebotomists
  • Social Workers
  • Centennial Peaks Hospital
  • Children's Hospital North Campus - Broomfield CO
  • Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • St Anthony North Hospital - Westminster CO
  • Boulder Community Hospital and Community Medical Center

Employment Projections to 2018

A summary of expected highest-demand jobs to the year 2018 include:

  1. All Food Industry Positions
  2. Health/Medical Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
  3. Business and Financial Operations
  4. Computer Specialists
  5. Computer and Math Occupations
  6. Personal Care and Service - Personal and health aides.
  7. Teaching K-12 and College Level and other Instructors
  8. Business Operations Specialists
  9. Healthcare Support
  10. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  11. Facilities/Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
  12. Protective Services
  13. Sales
  14. Customer Service
  15. Social Services

Louisville Library (public domain)
Louisville Library (public domain)

Railroad Resurgence

Many towns in the MidWest and West in America began as railroad towns or mining communities. Louisville began as a mining town in the late 19th Century. When mining went into decline during the 1950s, the town became a residential community that could serve larger cities nearby, including Boulder, Denver, and Aurora.

Besides the Rocky Mountains, Louisville provides breathtaking veiws of the Flatiron Mountains and Indian Peaks. The Historic Downtown area is under constant planning and developmet by city fathers. The railroad did come through Colorado near Louisville afer mining took hold of the economy and Downtown Louisville is set to build a new station for modern rail transporation. Trains will run to Boulder and Denver.

Downtown Louisville

Educational Achievement

Louisville outranks the State of Colorado as a whole in the educational achievement of its workers and residents. For Louisville, 37.6% have at least a Bachelor’s Degree and 22.3% have earned a Graduate or Professional Degree. This compares to 21.6% and 11.1% in the State of Colorado overall.

Higher Education in Louisville

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    • Jane@CM profile image

      Jane@CM 8 years ago

      Thanks for the article, my husband has applied for several jobs in Colorado and I've never been sure if I waned to move there after a mini vacation in Boulder (long story), but today he applied for another in Denver. Your article makes it a bit more appealing :)

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      sukhera143 8 years ago from Home

      Nice hub.

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      VivBounty 8 years ago from Canada

      Great hub. I lived in Pittsburgh, PA and Seattle, WA the years that each was voted best city to live in America. These 2 latest hubs strike a chord with the current world economic climate. My sister is back at school changing careers in her 50's. Great informational hub.

      Prosperous Blessings,

      VivBounty

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      dusanotes 8 years ago from Windermere, FL

      Thanks for the education. It looks like a great place to live. Don White

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