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Hi-Tech Jobs In Wake Forest NC Research Triangle

Updated on May 14, 2016
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American redbud tree in the Duke Forest, Durham NC, Research Triangle.
American redbud tree in the Duke Forest, Durham NC, Research Triangle. | Source

Research, Healthcare, and Technology Giants

Wake Forest is not only home of Wake Forest University, but interesting because of a number of additional aspects. As the fastest-growing city in North Carolina, Wake Forest is located at the edge of the North Carolina Research Triangle, a major center of technological development in the Southeast United States. This location resulted in 2007's Forbes,com recognition of Wake Forest as the 20th fastest-growing suburb in America.

Jobs Increase Over 100%

From 19,000 job listings in April 2010 to over 40,000 jobs in April 2015, opportunities have increased in the Research Triangle Park area.

Triangle Research Park

Thousands Of Patents

By the beginning of 2016, the Research Triangle Park had registered nearly 3,300 patents with the US Patent Office.

Wake Forest Development Is Positive

Wake Forest, 106 years old in 2015, is about 10 miles northeast of Raleigh, the State Capital and one of three city anchors for the Research Triangle.

According to BusinessWeek, the number of Wake Forest households increased at least 118% from 2000 – 2010, meaning that they more than doubled in 10 years.

The Triangle area is largely responsible for this growth, drawing talented professions and their families to the area and attracting even more business enterprises. While some communities of the Triangle experienced partial economic decline for a period in the later 2000s, they recovered and became fast-growing leaders in technologies, with additional communities joining them.

The NC Research Triangle region is anchored by Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. The larger 13-county region offers recognized effective K-12 school systems, a social and employment climate that encourages a growing population diversity in the Triangle, and a large healthcare system attached to innovative new heath-and-medical products and services developed in partnership among universities, government agencies, and private sector businesses.

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Interests In the Complex

The accompanying videos show part of the range of interests targeted for development in the Triangle by the Research Triangle Institute alone. Dozens of other companies work on hundreds of projects in the region, creating jobs as well as technological advancements and new products.

From 19,000 job listings in April 2010 to over 40,000 jobs in April 2015, opportunities have increased in the Research Triangle Park area.

Besides Wake Forest, these jobs were located in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Research Triangle Park, Morrisville, and Clayton.

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Research Triangle "Greater Metro Area"

The Triangle contains from 3 to 13 counties total, 13 comprising the Greater Triangle Area of North Carolina. Green coloring indicates the 3 core counties of the Triangle: Durham, Orange, and Wake. Purple indicates US Census Bureau statistical determ
The Triangle contains from 3 to 13 counties total, 13 comprising the Greater Triangle Area of North Carolina. Green coloring indicates the 3 core counties of the Triangle: Durham, Orange, and Wake. Purple indicates US Census Bureau statistical determ

Research Triangle Institute studies chromosomal birth defects with an eye toward prevention.

Business and Jobs Around Wake Forest

Few metropolitan areas in the US can offer as many employers as the Research Triangle that are listing jobs and hiring. The positions available in 2010 increased dramatically by 2014 and will likely to increase through 2020, largely centered around IT, Retail and Wholesale Sales, Healthcare and Financial Services.

Financial Services in an interesting entry in Triangle jobs and business, one involved with business and personal finances and especially the continuing local business start up and expansion. Some of these businesses are related to the health and medical sectors, such as bio-regeneration; i.e., growing new organs and systems through the almost-magic pig-derived ECM or extracellular matrix.

Produced from a pig's bladder, this powder, when placed near human tissue, will duplicate it. Television broadcasts have shown a senior citizen with a new esophagus, and research is under way to attempt to duplicate bone and other critical tissues.

At the same time, patients' own stem cells can be used to treat certain conditions, while the Research Triangle Institute studies chromosomal birth defects with an eye toward prevention.

The business momentum gained in the Triangle Region of 13 counties helps to make Wake Forrest a location with accessibility to thousands of current jobs as new fields of work and new job titles emerge each year to increase the employment opportunities. Universities in the area help to protect the Triangle from from economic downturn through constant attraction of research and development partnerships in the area as well as new students and faculty.

Green Building and Sustainability in RTP

EPA building at Research Triangle Park has won sever awards form 1998 - 2010 (public domain).
EPA building at Research Triangle Park has won sever awards form 1998 - 2010 (public domain). | Source

Top 15 Largest Employers in the Research Triangle Area

Entries in bold text are also top job listers in the area.

  1. Duke University & Medical Center
  2. Red Hat Software
  3. Martin Marietta Materials - Includes aerospace applications.
  4. IBM
  5. GlaxoSmithKline - Pharmaceuticals
  6. Quintiles - Pharmaceuticals
  7. INC Research
  8. PRA Health Sciences - Pharmaceuticals
  9. Chimerlx - Pharmaceuticals
  10. BioCryst - Pharmaceuticals
  11. Square 1 Financials
  12. BioDelivery Science - Pharmaceuticals
  13. Cisco Systems
  14. RTI International
  15. Research Triangle Institute

Other Large Employers

Education, Healthcare, and Hi-Tech

  1. North Carolina State University
  2. WakeMed Health & Hospitals - includes rehabilitation hospitals and other kinds fo health facilities.
  3. Rex Healthcare
  4. UNC School of Medicine
  5. Progress Energy

Julia Balk, artist. The Student Body UNC Chapel Hill NC 133152
Julia Balk, artist. The Student Body UNC Chapel Hill NC 133152 | Source

Top 20 Hot Jobs

  1. Software Developers
  2. Project Managers - IT
  3. Store Managers
  4. Physical Therapists
  5. Network and Systems Managers
  6. Registered Nurse (Licensed RNs and BSNs)
  7. Licensed Practical Nurses (Licensed LPNs)
  8. Software Engineers
  9. Occupational Therapists
  10. Manufacturing Engineers - Q&A and other
  11. Administrative Assistants
  12. Grocery salespeople, in-store
  13. Account Executive
  14. Business and Technical Applications
  15. Sales Representatives
  16. Accounting Supervisors
  17. Account Executives and Managers
  18. Sales Managers
  19. Financial Advisors
  20. Healthcare Support jobs

Additional Jobs: Retail, food services, personal services, accommodations.

Top 25 Job Listers

  1. Ameriplan
  2. Cisco Systems
  3. UNC Healthcare
  4. Piper Enterprise Solutions
  5. Duke Health System
  6. Supplemental Healthcare
  7. WakeMed
  8. Harris Teeter
  9. Aerotek
  10. Red Hat
  11. Talecris Biotherapeutics
  12. Quintiles Transnational
  13. Bayada Nurses
  14. StaffPointe Medical Search
  15. Duke Nursing
  16. US Air Force and US Navy
  17. NetApp
  18. Talecris Biotherapeutics
  19. Robert Half Technology
  20. Merck
  21. Food Lion LLC - Grocery
  22. REX Healthcare
  23. North Carlina State University
  24. SAS Institute - Statistical software
  25. Macy's

Higher Education In the Research Triangle

  1. Campbell University
  2. Central Carolina Community College
  3. Duke University - Durham
  4. Durham Technical Community College
  5. Meredith Colleges system
  6. North Carolina Central University
  7. North Carolina State University
  8. Peace College
  9. Pfeiffer University
  10. Piedmont Community College
  11. School of Communication Arts
  12. Shaw University
  13. St. Augustine's College
  14. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  15. Strayer Unviersity - strayer.edu‎ - Campuses around the US.

  16. University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill

  17. UNC School of Medicine
  18. Vance-Granville Community College
  19. Wake Forest University (WFU)
  20. WFU School of Medicine - WFU Baptist Medical Center
  21. Wake Technical Community College

College Sports

After sports victories, students of WFU cover trees with toilet paper.
After sports victories, students of WFU cover trees with toilet paper. | Source

Wake Forest NC

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Downtown Wake Forest

Status as a college town and ownership of a vital Downtown are two elements that result in continued city growth and prosperity. The related March 2010 newsletter announced 6 new businesses openings, including a dance club. art studios, a body art shop and others. Special events occur around the year and dedicated activities after 5:00 PM help draw people to the active central city.

Transportation

Wake Forest is near the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and highways I-85, I-40, and US-1. Amtrak trains are accessible in Raleigh NC. Passenger buses run via Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) and the city bus systems of Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh (Capital Area Transit). TTA's WFL Wake Forest Loop (free) and WFX Wake Forest-Raleigh Express are especially useful routes.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for a very well research and informative hub. The pictures are beautiful

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      Thank you, Hello, hello! It is stunningly beautful in North and South Carolina. These were my favorite states when I was a child.

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      caretakerray 7 years ago

      Patty Inglish, MS:

      great hub. thanx :)

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      Davemcnc 6 years ago

      Wake Forest University moved to Winston Salem NC in 1956 which is about 120 miles away from Wake Forest.

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      Thanks for the information, Dave - too close to commute every day, but possibly on weekends.

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      JodiVee 6 years ago

      great hub, now if only there were a hub like this for every major city in North America ;)

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      I've done quite a few, based on job opportunities and travel attractions and to do all will keep me busy for quite a while -- Nice to be busy! Thanks for posting, JodiVee.

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      eztranslation 5 years ago from NY, NY

      This is a really interesting hub. Living in New York City, I always forget that there are lots of centers of information and data. Obviously there are a lot of great universities near Wake Forest, but do you think there are other factors that contribute to the density of opportunities?

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