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Most-Advertised Jobs in Mukilteo WA

Updated on February 16, 2015
The Malaspina at Skagway port locally.
The Malaspina at Skagway port locally.

Mukilteo, the Song

Number 10 out of 100 Top Places to Live

Mukilteo in the Number 10 Best Place to Live in America out of the Top 100 Best Cities, as recognized by Money Magazine for 2009. Mukilteo is a Snohomish native word that indicates a good campground and it is definitely that -- While the rest of the West Coast is more or less in economic decline, Mukilteo in Snohomish County, Washington is not. It's nearly 21,000 residents are living a high-quality, stable, and growing lifestyle

The Unemployment Rate for Mukilteo is about half that of the rest of the West Coast, the diversity of employment bolstered by the presence of and, the Aerospace Industry, High Tech enterprises and developments, and Microsoft. Healthcare also offers many jobs.

This city is located conveniently on the shoreline of Puget Sound between Everett WA, fewer than 10 miles to the north, and Seattle, 25 miles to the south. Both of these larger metro areas offers employment and other attractions to visitors and new residents as well as local workers seeking new opportunities. Mukilteo is an attractive city close to Seattle, but without the higher cost of living, including offering lower property taxes.

The coast of Puget Sound is one of my favorite places in the world. The waterways, fresh air, gulls, and foghorns are a pleasant backdrop to a good life. Ferry rides over to Vancouver Island provide a relaxing method of traveling to Victoria, Butchert Gardens, First Nations settlements, Canadian lighthouses, museums, shopping, and all sorts of culture and fun.

Mukilteo Lighthouse: National Register of Historic Places

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Historic landing near the lighthouse.Lighthouse at Christmas.
Historic landing near the lighthouse.
Historic landing near the lighthouse. | Source
Lighthouse at Christmas.
Lighthouse at Christmas. | Source

The Mukilteo Lighthouse Park was once the Mukilteo State Park, but a long range improvement plan is in pace to create public art displays by the Tulalip Tribes of Snohomish County. The park includes a walking path, a public boat launch, and special events, with future development planned.

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Between Everett and Seattle, Washington

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The following employers list the largest numbers of jobs on Internet search engines, company websites, and via recruiters. For example, in November - December 2009, over 35,000 jobs were posted, but in February 2015, over 73,400 job vacancies were available for workers between Everett and Seattle WA, where Mukilteo sits in between.

Highest In-Demand Jobs

  1. Software Developers
  2. Senior Software Engineers
  3. Registered Nurses - RNs and NPs
  4. IT Technicians
  5. Project Managers and Administrators
  6. Dentists and Dental Assistants
  7. Quality Assurance Engineers
  8. Data Engineers
  9. Program Managers
  10. IT Marketing Managers
  11. Medical Assistants
  12. Research Scientists
  13. Public Information Specialists
  14. Family Practice Physicians
  15. Accountants and Senior Accountants
  16. Salespersons
  17. Financial Advisors
  18. Restaurant Team Members

Top Hiring Employers - Jobs More than Double 2010 - 2015

  1. Microsoft
  3. University of Washington
  4. Providence Health
  5. Oracle
  6. Nordstrom
  7. Bartons Associates - Truck Drivers
  8. Dentalworkers Classifieds
  10. Virginia Mason Medical Center
  11. Swedish Medical Center
  12. Evergreen Healthcare
  13. AT & T
  14. Aerotek
  15. Northwest Hospital and Medical Center

Mukilteo Coffee: Attraction and Employer

Local Trains

Top 15 Hot Jobs to 2017

Bold print below indicates jobs already in high demand in local job listings along Puget Sound from Everett to Seattle.

  1. Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
  2. Veterinary Techs
  3. Personal Financial Advisors
  4. Medical Assistants
  5. Insurance Sales Agents
  6. Substance Abuse/Behavioral Disorder Counselors
  7. Environmental Scientists/Specialists, Including in Health
  8. Urban and Regional Planners
  9. Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
  10. Lodging Managers
  11. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  12. Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
  13. Health Educators
  14. Computer Software Engineers
  15. Home Health Aides (HHAs)

Additional High-Growth Jobs

  1. Personal and Home Care Aides
  2. Estheticians or Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
  3. Physicians, Dentists, Nurse Practioners, other Diagnosticians
  4. Occupational and Physical Therapists’ Assistants
  5. Landscapers and Groundskeepers
  6. Other Healthcare jobs
  7. Special Education Teachers, K-12

History and Plans to 2020

Mukilteo played a historic part in the development of the early Puget Sound area and today, continues its economic role in the area between Seattle and Everett and just south of Vancouver Island, Canada.

The community was founded in 1947, but a peace treaty with two dozen Snohomish County area Native North American groups had already been signed here back in 1855, nearly a century before the city's founding. The Indigenous Peoples of the area would remain important to this day, evidenced by the city's installation of their public art works in the leading lighthouse park of the area.

The city became a seaport early on, a trading post center, a fishing village, and a lumber town. The USAF later used the town for storage facilities, a lighthouse was built, and the railroads came through successfully, allowing the community to grow and and prosper with increased traffic.

The momentum of growth spurred development of the attractive waterfront and encourages annexation of additional lands in 1980. The community is still growing, seemingly untouched by the Great Recession.

Ferries were added all along Puget Sound to ease access to cities beyond the water and today, the Mukilteo-Clinton Ferry carries at least 3,000,000 passengers per year.

Efficient, high speed commuter rail service and other advancements in transport and business have begun and will continue to 2020, at which time a new long range plan will be intitiated for further development. From 2008 - 2015, the current commuter rail line from Mukilteo to Seattle has steadily increased ridership annually.

Local Higher Education Facilities

Additional colleges, universities, and technical schools or career colleges are located in Seattle, Redmond and the greater Sea-Tac Area.

Snohomish People

The Snohomish, a long-time nation living in the Pacific Northwest since about 10,000 BC or earlier, signed a treaty with the US in 1855. At least 20 other Native American Nations joined into this treaty.

The office of Snohomish Tribe of Indians is a single community among all of the Small Tribes of Western Washington, but not officially recognized by the US Federal Government in 2009. They take issue with procedures operating via the Bureau of Indian Affairs pertaining to when their application for recognition was considered and are in process of legal remedies.

The Snohomish particularly and specifically seek

  1. Better nutrition for their senior citizens, and
  2. Cultural preservation education for their children and youth.

Snohomish Tribal Summer Gathering is a Pow Wow without the large competitions and prize moneys awarded by Plains Indians groups, and it has been hosted annually since 1999 in August.

The Snohomish people and adjacent NW Pacific communities continue the tradition of the ancient tribal canoe. Not only are they built and painted in interesting traditional patterns, but joined in a journey together each year for cultural preservation and community building.

Local Author, Bill Lightfoot Book Signing at Port Townsend

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      dusanotes 7 years ago from Windermere, FL

      Fantastic Hub, Patty. I love Puget Sound. I love Washington. It is great country - and near the water so green all year long, as it is near Portland, Oregon. Having originally come from Utah where it is cold in the winter and very hot and dry in the summer, I traveled to Portland and then drove up to the Lake Oswego area just north of Portland. Green lawns in December and January. Lovely. Don White

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      Nora1212 5 years ago

      This is a great hub! I grew up in Arlington, just north of Snohomish. I love the Puget Sound, such a great place to live. Someday I would love to end up back there. You're right about dentists being a high demand profession in the area. My sister is a dentist ( there and her practice has grown so fast in the last few years.

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