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Texas Business and Jobs: Top 10 Hot Jobs in Waco

Updated on March 28, 2012

Central Texas

Waco sits between Austin and Dallas along Interstate 35 in Texas. Noted for a warm welcome to newcomers, the city is home to several new businesses and an abundance of jobs, 18 museums, and the large Cameron Park with its nearby zoo.The Waco Metro Area extends over a large portion of Central Texas and several counties.

As an archaeological site, Waco has seen dozens of mammoths excavated as well as human remains of about 10,000 years old. The local Huaco Native American Nation named Waco and were hunters and agriculturalists before the settlement of Texas by Spaniards and other Europeans..

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Fastest Growing Jobs in Waco

The fastest growing jobs in Waco are blossoming up around business growth, new businesses, the Financial Products Industry, commercial buildings, technologies, Art & Design, Sports & Entertainment Industries, Skilled Labor, and Services. Waco offers an interesting anduseful range of job openings at the moderate to high income levels.

Area colleges and tech schools offer excellent training programs and partner with local business to place qualified applicants as well.

Top 10 Fastest Growing Jobs in Waco

  1. Business & Financial Operations
  2. Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance
  3. Business Operations Specialists
  4. Pest Control Jobs
  5. Architecture & Engineering Jobs - Professional and Skilled Technicians
  6. Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media
  7. Cashiers
  8. Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks
  9. Assemblers & Fabricators
  10. Accountants & Auditors

The next 10 most quickly expanding job opening pools are included in this next list. It is interesting that Art & Design in a leader in the number of job openings it is developing in Waco, as are the Auto, Bus, Truck, and Airplane maintenance and repair industries. Building and Construction increases are indicated by the high need for carpenters. The Service Industry is also well represented.

  1. Automotive Service Techs & Mechanics; Bus & Truck Mechanics; Diesel Engine Specialists; Aircraft Mechanics & Service Techs
  2. Art & Design Jobs
  3. Advertising/Marketing/Promotions/PR/Sales Managers
  4. Bill & Account Collectors
  5. Carpenters
  6. Billing & Posting Clerks
  7. Administrative Services Managers
  8. School Bus Drivers
  9. Bartenders
  10. Architects, Surveyors, & Cartographers

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Apprenticeship Programs

Texas State Technical Colleges, including Waco, have been successful in placing graduates in long-term employment. Covering a weatlh of employment fleds fromĀ auto mechanics to art and design.

Postsecondary Education

Employment Opportunities

March 2012 Job Openings: 9,000

High demand jobs include:

  1. Engineers - Largely IT Industry
  2. Owner-Operator Truck Drivers 86
  3. Oil and Natural Gas related Jobs
  4. Physical Therapy Aides and Assistants and Physical Therapists
  5. Sales Representatives
  6. Occupational Therapists
  7. Financial Advisors and Consultants
  8. Managers and Assistant Managers -- Various industries.
  9. Occupational Therapy Aides and Assistants
  10. Speech Language Pathologists and Therapists


MARCH 2011: 3150 Jobs

  1. Physical Therapists and Assistants
  2. Occupational Therapists, Assistants, and Aides
  3. Assistant Managers
  4. Truck Drivers - Class A 15
  5. Home Health Nurses - LPNs and LVNs
  6. Financial Advisors
  7. Truck Owner Operators
  8. Outside Sales Representatives
  9. Account Executives
  10. Speech Language Pathologists

Attractions: Sports and Local Events

South 4th & 5th Street Bridge

Another bridge, on I-35, is the meeting place of a Waco nondenominational church called the Church Under The Bridge (CUB). Services are held underneath the I-35 bridge and attendees can receive a ride to church if they call by Saturday night.

Begn in the early 1990s, the mission of the CUB began as a ministry to the homeless and expanded to include everyone. Support services and job search are often included.


718 N. 18th St.

Waco, TX 76703

Office location: 713 N. 18th

(254) 235 - 7818

Pastor: Jimmy Dorrell



Local Color

Music is popular in Waco, and the BCB Band moved to the city. A longtime duo in the American Southwest, one of their performances is recorded in a video below.

While the city has largely overcome the bad press of the 1993 Waco Massacre, a conflict between the US Federal Government and the compound belonging to the Branch Davidian sect under David Koresh. Since that time Waco, Texas has recovered.


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    • VirginiaLynne profile image

      Virginia Kearney 5 years ago from United States

      Waco is a great city with lots of things to do with kids. I'm glad you've highlighted the fact that it is a good place to get a job too.

    • talford profile image

      talford 9 years ago from U.S.A.

      As always a great hub.


    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

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

      What a wonderful thing to log in today and find your great testimony about Waco! It's good to have you visit and I'm glad to see you.

      I remember watching many College Bowl types of TV quiz programs and seeing Baylor win most of them. I think Waco is a fine place!

    • Earth Angel profile image

      Earth Angel 9 years ago

      Blessings to you Patty for such a GREAT Hub!! I have a large extended family who live in Waco and LOVE it!! (I still have a tendancy to think of it as the Dividian Disaster!!) All graduated from Baylor!! They are fun loving, family oriented, community involved wonderful souls who continue to help make Waco a wonderful place to live!! Thanks again Patty for putting a more accurate face on Waco!! Blessings always, Earth Angel!!