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Best and Fastest Increasing Jobs Near Austin and Houston

Updated on September 27, 2013
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The Cisholm Train Led to Business

Approximately 20 miles north of Austin, Round Rock has a population of about 97,000 people in 2009.

From 2000 – 2009, population growth in Round Rock was quick and over 51%. Compared to the rest of America, Round Rock residents enjoy a favorable cost of living that is 16.14% lower than the national average.

The original town site was called Brushy for the Brushy Creek, in which there was a large round rock. The local postmaster helped rename the town Round rock after the rock in the local creek. However, heavy railroad construction pushed the town site eastward and the orignal site becaome Old Town Round Rock. Revitalization and restoration projects in Old Town help keep the local history alive and act as a tourist attraction.

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A city of longhorns.
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Round Rock was affted by the Chisholm Trail as well as Ameircan railroads coming through the area. aAs the trail became filled with cattle on the way to market, railroads, and finally highways followed.

Mr. Jesse Chisholm marked a after the Civil War, about in 1865. He began at the Canadian River in Oklahoma and went through Wichita, Kansas. His intent was to use the trail to trade with the regional Native Americans. When he began to deliver cattle to market on the trail, other followed suit. An access trail connected Round Rock with the Chisolm and highways followed later.

Approximately 1.83 Million Residents

Austin TX:
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Fastest Growing Jobs in Round Rock

Federal, state and local employment statistics in the Austin-Round Rock Area forecast these highest demand jobs in Round Rock through 2018:

  1. Software Engineers
  2. Project Managers - IT
  3. Medical Assistants
  4. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts - IT, Healthcare, Aerospace
  5. Business Analysts
  6. Mainstream Elementary School Teachers
  7. Mainstream Middle School Teachers, not including VocEd (Vocational Education) and Mainstream Secondary School Teachers, also not including VocEd
  8. Education Administrators for Elementary and Secondary Schools
  9. Helpers for Trades of Pipelayer, Plumber, Pipefitter, and Steamfitter
  10. Pharmacy Technicians
  11. Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration mechanics and Installers (HVAC)
  12. Electricians
  13. Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters - see Helpers at #6, above
  14. Combined Food Preparation and Service
  15. Multi-Media Artists and Animators
  16. Registered Nurses (RNs, BSNs)
  17. Dental Assistants and Hygienists
  18. Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
  19. Advertising Sales Agents
  20. Electrical Technicians

Most of these jobs are involved in Education, Healthcare, Trades and IT, with many IT positions in the Aerospace Industry.

Top Jobs within 25 miles of Round Rock

These high demand job titles are found most often in listings on, the largest Internet job search and trending organization. Those in bold print are among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Jobs.

  1. Project Managers - IT
  2. Network Managers - IT
  3. Physical Therapists
  4. Occupational therapists
  5. Sales Representatives
  6. Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners
  7. Bilingual F-T Sales Associates
  8. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  9. Asst. General Managers
  10. Sales Associates
  11. Sales Representatives
  12. Software Engineers
  13. Administrative Assistants
  14. Team Members
  15. Senior QA Engineers
  16. LVN- Licensed Vocational Nurses
  17. PeopleSoft Testers
  18. Store Managers
  19. Nurse Practitioners
  20. Physicians in Family Practice and Internal Medicine

Austin - The Woodlands - Sugar Land: 6.2 Million Residents

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The Woodlands, NW of Houston

Although still unincorporated as of 2013, The Woodlands is a place that has 93,800+ residents and its growth is over 36% from 2000 - 2009. From 2009 - 2013, residents increased by nearly 20,000 people again.

The cost of living is over 9% lower in The Woodlands than in America as a whole.

The community began in 1972 as the Mitchell Energy and Development Corporation began to develop a 23,000-acre planned bedroom community for Houston, called The Woodlands. It grew so fast that it became its own separate community.

Businesses moved into the Woodlands, including Chevron Phillips, Anadarko Petroleum, and others, including a large shopping mall and seven golf courses. A concert arena and a large resort are also located nearby. High-rise offices and apartment buildings then grew in the Woodland and increased population and commercial enterprise further. Museums and other attractions have also built in The Woodlands and additional community plans call for additional construction and eventual incorporation.

In 2007, Senator Tom Williams and Representative Robert Eissler passed legislative bills that called for publics vote to allow development of The Woodlands Township to allow sales tax collection, along with other measures. Houston may have wished to annex The Woodlands previously, but because of mutual agreements, Houston will release the community so that it may incorporate itself via a public election in 2014. The Woodlands have similar agreements with nearby Conroe, Texas. The Woodlands will likely become an incorporated city in 2014.

The Woodlands


Fastest Growing Jobs in The Woodlands to 2016

  1. Medical Assistants
  2. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
  3. Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School - Many districts in America need mainstream teachers, rather than SpecialEd. This district needs both, indicating a large influx of families and children of all needs.
  4. Physician Assistants
  5. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  6. Personal and Home Care Aides
  7. Mainstream Kindergarten Teachers
  8. Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
  9. Special Education Teachers, Middle School
  10. Surgical Technologists
  11. Mainstream Elementary School Teachers
  12. Instructional Coordinators
  13. Physical Therapist Assistants
  14. Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (college llevel)
  15. Computer Applications Software Engineers
  16. Mainstream Middle School Teachers, not including VocEd
  17. Home Health Aides (HHAs)
  18. Anesthesiologists
  19. Veterinarians
  20. Registered Nurses (RNs, BSNs)

Allof these jobs are in Healthcare, Education, and IT.

Jobs In Houston

Top 20 Jobs within 25 Miles of The Woodlands

Titles in bold type indicate those found in, or very similar to, the Top 20 Forecast above.

  1. Physical Therapists
  2. Literacy Coach for Elementary Grades - certified teachers.
  3. Occupational Therapists
  4. SAP CRM ABAP Developers
  5. Registered Nurse/RNs
  6. Pizza Hut and Other Delivery Drivers
  7. Restaurant / Food Service Shift Supervisors
  8. Assistant Managers
  9. Mechanical Engineers
  10. Assistant General Managers
  11. Controllers
  12. Pizza Hut Team Members
  13. Project Managers
  14. General Dentists
  15. Cooks
  16. Account Executives
  17. Financial Advisors
  18. Sales Associates
  19. Bilingual Required Full Time Retail Sales Consultants
  20. Shift Managers

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    • Betty Reid profile image

      Betty Reid 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Cool hub. I learned some new facts.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

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

      Thanks for comments!

      skagrao - Call the chamber of commerce inthese cities and ske them to help you make such a restaurant! Sounds great - we had one ni Columbus OH but it closed down and I miss it.

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      9 years ago

      Are there no South Indian Restaurants there to give your population mouth watering veg,tasty dishes like Mysore Masala Dosa,Vada,Kesaribath,Uppitu,Sambar,Rice,Curd Rice,Bisibelebath,Idli with Chutny and Sambar,Masala Papad,Pickles of over 50 varites all served on disposable eco friendly banana plantain leaves.To settle everything a cup of south Indian filter coffee.If not can I set my shop there.Will your Govt allow,I will give jobs to local boys and girls.

    • Philipo profile image


      9 years ago from Nigeria

      Very elaborate. thanks.


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