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Career Exploration

Workforce Solutions Career Specialists are available to help individuals learn about various occupations available in the Heart of Texas region that fit with your unique career preferences, skills, interests and values. Plan your career and make career-related decisions. Explore new career opportunities, find wage and occupation information, learn about your interests and abilities, and use other labor market resources.

There are many careers from which people can choose, but recognizing which occupations and industries lead to good wages and adequate employment opportunities can be challenging.

To help you prepare for good job opportunities, Workforce Solutions has gathered information on targeted occupations and key industries in the Heart of Texas region.  These resources provide critical information on occupations and industries that are growing and lead to employment. 

We encourage you to use these tools to make informed decisions about both career and educational opportunities.

Heart of Texas Targeted Occupations

The Heart of Texas Targeted Occupations are high-skill and high-growth occupations.  Investments in financial assistance, work experience and other Workforce Solutions align with these occupations.

Target occupation guide The Heart of Texas Targeted Occupations Guide is a helpful guide that provides a description of each targeted occupation, its  starting salary, projected growth over the next 10 years and training programs that are available.
targeted occupations The Heart of Texas Targeted Occupations List is a helpful list that provides the Standard Occupational Code (SOC) number for each targeted occupation.  Use the SOC number to learn more about each occupation at O*NET OnLine.
Everyone Starts Somewhere The Career Pathways to Heart of Texas Occupations Guide
Everybody starts somewhere in the labor market, that is, in an entry level job. Useful labor market information and good career decision-making can make the journey easier. Learn how to progress in a career through the Career Progressions Pathways for Heart of Texas Occupations
Targeted Industries List

Heart of Texas Targeted Industries
The Heart of Texas Targeted Industries employ large numbers of workers, are typically fast-growing, pay above average wages and align with our targeted occupations.

Industry Sector Industry Code Industry Title
Construction 2371 Utility System Construction
  2382 Building Equipment Contractors
Manufacturing 3273 Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
  3327 Machine Shop and Threaded Products Manufacturing
  3364 Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing
Transportation & Warehousing 4842 Specialized Freight Trucking
  4931 Warehousing and Storage
Professional & Business Services 5412 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
  5413 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
Education 6111 Elementary and Secondary Schools
Health Care 6221 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Other Services 8111 Automotive Repair and Maintenance
  8113 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
Government 9993 Local Government, Excluding Hospital & Education

Anyone interested in determining if they are eligible for a Workforce Solutions Financial Assistance, should click here.

Need additional help?  Contact a Workforce Solutions Career Specialists at your nearest Center.

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Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas is one of 28 local workforce development boards in Texas that partners with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to provide workforce solutions to employers and job seekers. The Heart of Texas region includes Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone and McLennan counties. 

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Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas is one of 28 local workforce development boards in Texas that partners with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to provide workforce solutions to employers and job seekers. The Heart of Texas region includes Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone and McLennan counties. 

   

Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas is one of 28 local workforce development boards in Texas that partners with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to provide workforce solutions to employers and job seekers. The Heart of Texas region includes Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone and McLennan counties. 

   

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