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Popular Jobs In The Woodlands of Texas

Updated on August 30, 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.

A Planned Community

The Woodlands is a successful planned community that is economically strong, but it is not yet incorporated as either a town or city. It is simply a census-designated place located about 15 miles north of the Houston city limits, off Interstate 45.

George Mitchell, of Mitchell Energy & Development, founded The Woodlands as a planned bedroom community or suburb of Houston back in 1974 and the housing community flourished.

The Woodlands has not been annexed by Houston and legislation in the 2000s offered the community a chance to incorporate itself as an independent city in 2014. The population stood around 90,000 people in 2009 and over 107,000 in 2014, with many large local businesses, proving that it can exist on its own in the Houston-Sugarland area.

Planned Community On I-45

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The Woodlands:
The Woodlands, TX, USA

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Biggest Employers Advertising For Jobs

Landmark Industries

McDonalds Restaurants

Landmark/Timewise Food Store

Houston Foods, Inc.

HEB Grocery Stores

Fiesta Mart, L.L.C.

PetSmart

Pizza Hut

SONIC® Drive-In

R.E. Garrison - Trucking

Lonestar College System (See information below)

Muy! Companies

CVS Health & Pharmacy

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

Additional Large Companies

The Howard Hughes Corporation

Catholic Health Initiatives

Praxair

Memorial Hermann

Amegy Bank

VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company

Lonestar Colleges

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Lonestar Colleges HQ:
5000 Research Forest Dr, Spring, TX 77381, USA

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The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

First week of April, annually. All kinds of art: visual, performance, culinary, music.

Woodlands Waterway

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Art Festival Venues

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Woodlands Town Center, Woodlands TX:
Woodlands Pkwy, The Woodlands, TX, USA

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Town Green Park, Woodlands TX:
Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380, USA

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Checkpoint and Info:
Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380, USA

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Waterway Square, Woodlands TX:
Waterway Square Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77380, USA

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Town Center Mall at The Woodlands Waterway

Higher Education For Jobs

The Lonestar College System

The Lonestar College System is the top employer in The Woodlands and is made up of five high-quality colleges. Its organization is as a publicly-funded, two-year, community college in multiple locations serving the north side of the Greater Houston Area and the included suburbs.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Lonestar colleges are located in the towns of North Harris and Cyfair in Harris County, Kingwood in Houston County, Montgomery in Montgomery County, and Tomball in Tomball County.  Each campus offers its own unique, high-quality programming that develops individual students as it increases the power of the workforce with new jobs and advanced technologies. A related Corporate College focuses entirely on business and economic growth.

UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS

The colleges join with Texas Universities to offer their community college students addition training that can result in academic degrees beyond the AA or certifications, all the way up to PhDs and post-docs certificates. All this occurs at two teaching centers, one in The Woodlands and one in Harris County.

LONESTAR CORPORATE COLLEGE

The Woodlands is a planned community that was founded by an energy corporation. It is fitting thaty Lonestar also offers a Corporate College with to train employees and owners of business in the Greater Houston Area. The Woodlands is one of fastest growing suburbs in America and benefits significantly from the work of the Corporate College.

The staff and administration of the Corporate College from a team of Business Training Consultants for medium to large companies in the service are of the college system. Major concentration is given to the following industries:

  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Transportation

Training and consulting services are also offered in these categories:

  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Nonprofits

The schools in the Lonestar group offers training as diverse as preparing for a Disney Internship to English as a Second Language to Dance to how to handle Substance Abuse in the workplace. An educational system such as this helps to ensure success in the workplace.

Lone Star College System

Largest Job Creators

The State of Texas reports that the number one job creator here is energy, already employing 32% of the local workforce by the end of 2015.

Healthcare is the second top job creator. Two new hospitals were designed to open in 2017: Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Hospitals.

Projected Job Growth through 2022

The following occupational categories are projected to increase most rapidly in job openings in Houston - The Woodlands area:

  1. Medical Assistants
  2. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
  3. Special Education Teachers for Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, and Middle Schools
  4. Physician's Assistants
  5. Physicians: Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  6. Personal/Home Care Aides
  7. Mainstream Kindergarten Teachers
  8. Cardiovascular Techs
  9. Mainstream Elementary School Teachers
  10. Surgical Technologists

These jobs are involved in Healthcare, Education, and Information Technology (IT). The largest job lister for The Woodlands is the sucessfully expanding Lonestar College System, which offers programming in all three as well as being an educational system, so the projections fit with reality. The increases projected for Teachers K-12 fit with the increasing population of The Woodlands as a fast growing suburb of Houston.

Significant Increase in Jobs: 200% from 2006 - 2011

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Top 15 Hot Jobs

Between the center of The Woodslands and the Houston city limits, the following job titles are those most frequently advertised and in the highest demand (out of over 12,000 jobs).

  1. Salespersons at all levels; Sales Supervisors
  2. Registered Nurses
  3. Truck Drivers with CDL
  4. Event Specialists
  5. Retail Store and General Managers and Assistants
  6. Assistant Managers
  7. Physical Therapists and Assistants
  8. Hair Stylists
  9. Patient Services Technicians
  10. Customer Service Representatives

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    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish 

      8 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      It really is a great place. If business and greenspace and coexist and such a network of colleges is involved, it is fabulous.

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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      8 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Wow --What a great tid bit!

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