Popular Jobs In The Woodlands of Texas
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
Biggest Employers Advertising For Jobs
Landmark/Timewise Food Store
Houston Foods, Inc.
HEB Grocery Stores
Fiesta Mart, L.L.C.
R.E. Garrison - Trucking
Lonestar College System (See information below)
CVS Health & Pharmacy
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
Additional Large Companies
The Howard Hughes Corporation
Catholic Health Initiatives
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company
The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival
First week of April, annually. All kinds of art: visual, performance, culinary, music.
Woodlands WaterwayClick thumbnail to view full-size
Art Festival Venues
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.
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.
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:
Training and consulting services are also offered in these categories:
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.
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.
How to Find a Job in The Woodlands & Houston Area
- The Woodlands
A comprehensive website that reveals The Woodlands Master Plan, a description of neighborhoods, relocation resources, lstings of greenspace and outdoor attractions, and other features.
- Workforce Solutions - Greater Houston Area
Workforce Solutions is a comprehensive human resources provider in the 13-county Houston-Galveston Gulf Coast region. We help individuals find jobs.
Projected Job Growth through 2022
The following occupational categories are projected to increase most rapidly in job openings in Houston - The Woodlands area:
- Medical Assistants
- Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
- Special Education Teachers for Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, and Middle Schools
- Physician's Assistants
- Physicians: Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Personal/Home Care Aides
- Mainstream Kindergarten Teachers
- Cardiovascular Techs
- Mainstream Elementary School Teachers
- 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
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).
- Salespersons at all levels; Sales Supervisors
- Registered Nurses
- Truck Drivers with CDL
- Event Specialists
- Retail Store and General Managers and Assistants
- Assistant Managers
- Physical Therapists and Assistants
- Hair Stylists
- Patient Services Technicians
- Customer Service Representatives
© 2009 Patty Inglish MS