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Top Degrees for the Most In-Demand Texas Jobs
Texas is a state full of opportunity, but some jobs are in higher demand than others. Currently, a lot of Texas employers are seeking nursing and business professionals. If you live in the state and want a good job, earning a degree in either of those fields could be an excellent decision. Which degrees are the best and what universities in Texas can best help you earn them? Here are some answers.
Great Nursing Degrees
Throughout 2016, employers in Texas had more than 165,000 job openings for nurses of all types.* Whether you’re already a nurse or are looking to enter the field, the right nursing degree can help you acquire the knowledge and skills you need to qualify for the best jobs. The best degrees from nursing colleges for those living in Texas include:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN degree)
Great for RNs seeking to improve their employability and advance into leadership roles.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN degree)
Great for those seeking to become nurse practitioners and nurse educators. MSN degrees allow for a wide variety of specializations in everything from mental health to nursing informatics.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP degree)Great for those seeking to become healthcare leaders capable of delivering expert care and/or advancing healthcare practice and policy.
Great Business Degrees
Texas’s business-friendly environment means there’s plenty of business jobs throughout the state. Throughout 2016, more than 200,000 business-related jobs were available in Texas for individuals holding a bachelor’s degree or higher. These include over 17,000 jobs for sales representatives, more than 12,000 for sales and business development managers, and thousands for general managers, accountants, human resources specialists, and IT managers.† Here are the degrees that can put you in the best position to qualify for one of these and other business jobs in Texas:
BS in Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (MBA degree)
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA degree)
Great Ways to Earn Your Degree
When looking at colleges and universities, your range of options is wider than you think. Thanks to online learning, your college search isn’t limited to “colleges near me.” Instead, you can enroll in online degree programs at good colleges that don’t require you to travel to a physical location and take classes at specific times.
At one of the top online universities, you can earn any of the degrees listed above in a convenient, flexible format designed for those who are working full time and/or are taking care of family responsibilities. You can complete most of your coursework from home and even finish your degree faster than you could at a campus-based program, which can save you time and money.
If you want to put yourself in position to land one of the most in-demand jobs in Texas without upending your life in the process, earning an online degree is an excellent choice.
Walden University is an accredited institution offering online nursing and business degree programs. Expand your career options and earn your degree in a convenient, flexible format that fits your busy life.
*Data for this analysis of 166,164 job postings for all nursing titles from January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016, was retrieved using Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insight Real-Time Labor Market Information Tool. Job posting were listed under Top Burning Glass Occupations (BGTOCCs) in Healthcare. These numbers may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and are subject to change.
†Data for this analysis of 204,579 job postings for various business titles from January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016, was retrieved using Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insight Real-Time Labor Market Information Tool. Job posting were listed under Top Burning Glass Occupations (BGTOCCs). These numbers may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and are subject to change.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.
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