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Austin graduates can find jobs in healthcare and tech around town

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Longhorn graduates and others about to get their diploma can find some good jobs in the Austin area, registered nurses and IT professionals and business services workers are in high demand. The Texas Workforce Commission's Lisa Givens said since the beginning of the year around 7,000 registered nurse jobs were posted in the Austin Round Rock Metropolitan area. Outside that, Givens added, degrees in other fields can still garner a healthy paycheck. In their first year Giviens reported business  administration degree holders can earn an average of $46,000, a Finance degree could get around $48,000, and marketing degrees get an average $41,000. An Arts degree can be used in thprivate sector, she continued, but comes in with an average first year paycheck of $24,800. For High school grads entering the workforce or furthering their education Givens said, retail and trucking is still a big part of the Austin and Texas economy and forsees long term growth within healthcare, IT and the alternative energy industry.

 

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