Workforce

Galveston County is part of the Metro Houston MSA.

Employment by Occupation/Sector

NAICS Code

Industry

U.S. Average

Galveston Labor Shed

11 Crop and Animal Production 1.2% 0.1%
21 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 0.4% 2.6%
22 Utilities 0.3% 0.4%
23 Construction 5.3% 8.0%
31 Manufacturing 7.8% 7.1%
42 Wholesale Trade 3.8% 5.0%
44 Retail Trade 10.4% 10.0%
48 Transportation and Warehousing 3.3% 4.0%
51 Information 1.8% 0.9%
52 Finance and Insurance 3.8% 3.1%
53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1.6% 2.0%
54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 6.4% 7.3%
55 Management of Companies and Enterprises 1.4% 1.0%
56 Waste Management and Remediation Services 6.2% 7.0%
61 Educational Services 2.5% 2.0%
62 Health Care and Social Assistance 12.6% 10.6%
71 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 1.6% 1.2%
72 Accommodation and Food Services 8.5% 8.9%
81 Other Services (except Public Administration) 4.7% 5.1%
90 Government 15.3% 12.6%
99 Unclassified Industry 0.1% 0.3%

Jobs by Industry

NAICS

Industry

2016 Jobs

11 Crop and Animal Production 6,157
21 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 84,484
22 Utilities 15,948
23 Construction 258,076
31 Manufacturing 230,008
42 Wholesale Trade 162,203
44 Retail Trade 321,087
48 Transportation and Warehousing 131,048
51 Information 31,911
52 Finance and Insurance 100,699
53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 65,569
54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 234,269
55 Management of Companies and Enterprises 33,598
56 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 226,249
61 Educational Services 64,262
62 Health Care and Social Assistance 340,895
71 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 41,008
72 Accommodation and Food Services 286,877
81 Other Services (except Public Administration) 166,194
90 Government 404,119
99 Unclassified Industry 1,062

Engineering Talent

  • 10,653 Civil Engineers
  • 7,957 Mechanical Engineers
  • 4,149 Electrical Engineers
  • 2,858 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
  • 2,127 Aerospace Engineers
  • 1,148 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
  • 785 Computer Hardware Engineers
  • 572 Mining and Geological Engineers
  • 135 Nuclear Engineers
  • 9,200 Petroleum Engineers
  • 4,672 Industrial Engineers
  • 4,064 Chemical Engineers
  • 2,835 Engineers, All Other
  • 2,874 Chemists
  • 1,413 Health and Safety Engineers
  • 873 Environmental Engineers
  • 595 Materials Engineers
  • 258 Biomedical Engineers
  • 10,653 Civil Engineers
  • 9,200 Petroleum Engineers
  • 7,957 Mechanical Engineers
  • 4,672 Industrial Engineers
  • 4,149 Electrical Engineers
  • 4,064 Chemical Engineers
  • 2,858 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
  • 2,835 Engineers, All Other
  • 2,874 Chemists
  • 2,127 Aerospace Engineers
  • 1,413 Health and Safety Engineers
  • 1,148 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
  • 873 Environmental Engineers
  • 785 Computer Hardware Engineers
  • 595 Materials Engineers
  • 572 Mining and Geological Engineers
  • 258 Biomedical Engineers
  • 135 Nuclear Engineers

Skilled Labor

Displaying 121 results.

  • 47,756 General and Operations Managers
  • 18,670 Electricians
  • 17,702 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
  • 14,413 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
  • 13,993 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  • 11,555 Software Developers, Applications
  • 10,715 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
  • 7,584 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
  • 5,770 Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • 5,605 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
  • 4,791 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
  • 4,377 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
  • 4,108 Computer Programmers
  • 3,835 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
  • 3,437 Sheet Metal Workers
  • 3,412 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
  • 3,294 Industrial Production Managers
  • 3,182 Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
  • 3,051 Database Administrators
  • 2,858 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators
  • 2,795 Web Developers
  • 2,730 Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
  • 2,695 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
  • 2,687 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  • 2,616 Cargo and Freight Agents
  • 2,470 Civil Engineering Technicians
  • 2,457 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
  • 2,312 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
  • 2,044 Computer Network Architects
  • 1,850 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers
  • 1,781 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
  • 1,722 Sailors and Marine Oilers
  • 1,634 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
  • 1,546 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
  • 1,421 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
  • 1,366 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
  • 1,339 Molding, Coremaking and Casting Machine Operators
  • 1,266 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
  • 1,120 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
  • 1,012 Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
  • 870 Power Plant Operators
  • 848 Medical Transcriptionists
  • 836 Gas Plant Operators
  • 822 Plating and Coating Machine Operators
  • 770 Boilermakers
  • 677 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
  • 660 Forging Machine Operators
  • 555 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
  • 510 Semiconductor Processors
  • 441 Woodworking Machine Operators
  • 409 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
  • 341 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
  • 242 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
  • 229 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators
  • 224 Rolling Machine Operators
  • 193 Foundry Mold and Coremakers
  • 169 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
  • 162 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging and Systems Assemblers
  • 121 Microbiologists
  • 116 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
  • 110 Dredge Operators
  • 45,585 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • 18,670 Electricians
  • 15,107 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
  • 14,413 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
  • 11,700 Machinists
  • 10,723 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • 8,219 Software Developers, Systems Software
  • 6,165 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
  • 5,605 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
  • 4,955 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
  • 4,689 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
  • 4,166 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
  • 4,002 Logisticians
  • 3,503 Chemical Plant and Systems Operators
  • 3,431 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
  • 3,379 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
  • 3,182 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
  • 3,144 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
  • 2,883 Crane and Tower Operators
  • 2,799 Chemical Technicians
  • 2,750 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
  • 2,695 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
  • 2,687 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  • 2,673 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
  • 2,533 Multiple Machine Tool Operators
  • 2,460 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
  • 2,418 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  • 2,070 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
  • 1,975 Mechanical Drafters
  • 1,814 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
  • 1,742 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
  • 1,707 Pipelayers
  • 1,634 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
  • 1,475 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
  • 1,414 Commercial Pilots
  • 1,351 Grinders, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
  • 1,314 Millwrights
  • 1,167 Milling and Planing Machine Operators
  • 1,025 Painters, Transportation Equipment
  • 942 Heat Treating Equipment Operators
  • 867 Hazardous Material Removal Workers
  • 842 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
  • 823 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating Machine Operators
  • 781 Wellhead Pumpers
  • 757 Industrial Engineering Technicians
  • 672 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers
  • 611 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
  • 540 Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
  • 504 Airfield Operations Specialists
  • 440 Tool and Die Makers
  • 375 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
  • 311 Biochemists and Biophysicists
  • 238 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
  • 229 Sawing Machine Operators
  • 222 Avionics Technicians
  • 177 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators
  • 165 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Picking Equipment Operators
  • 156 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier and Kettle Operators
  • 121 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
  • 116 Pourers and Casters, Metal

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  • 47,756 General and Operations Managers Management Jobs
  • 45,585 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Distribution/Logistics/Packaging Jobs
  • 18,670 Electricians Skilled Trades
  • 18,670 Electricians Electrical Workers
  • 17,702 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers Skilled Trades
  • 15,107 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators Distribution/Logistics/Packaging Jobs
  • 14,413 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Management Jobs
  • 14,413 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Assembly Line Workers
  • 13,993 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Skilled Trades
  • 11,700 Machinists Skilled Trades
  • 11,555 Software Developers, Applications IT Workers
  • 10,723 Industrial Machinery Mechanics Maintenance Workers
  • 10,715 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers Maintenance Workers
  • 8,219 Software Developers, Systems Software IT Workers
  • 7,584 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders Operators
  • 6,165 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas Oil/Gas
  • 5,770 Computer and Information Systems Managers IT Workers
  • 5,605 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining Oil-Gas
  • 5,605 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining Operators
  • 4,955 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians Skilled Trades
  • 4,791 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators Distribution/Logistics/Packaging Jobs
  • 4,689 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers Electrical Workers
  • 4,377 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators Operators
  • 4,166 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers Oil-Gas
  • 4,108 Computer Programmers IT Workers
  • 4,002 Logisticians Distribution/Logistics/Packaging Jobs
  • 3,835 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators Operators
  • 3,503 Chemical Plant and Systems Operators Operators
  • 3,437 Sheet Metal Workers Metal Workers
  • 3,431 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Medical Support Workers
  • 3,412 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters Metal Workers
  • 3,379 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand Distribution/Logistics/Packaging Jobs
  • 3,294 Industrial Production Managers Management Jobs
  • 3,182 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Oil-Gas
  • 3,182 Mixing and Blending Machine Operators Operators
  • 3,144 Maintenance Workers, Machinery Maintenance Workers
  • 3,051 Database Administrators IT Workers
  • 2,883 Crane and Tower Operators Operators
  • 2,858 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators Operators
  • 2,799 Chemical Technicians Skilled Trades
  • 2,795 Web Developers IT Workers
  • 2,750 Structural Iron and Steel Workers Metal Workers
  • 2,730 Lathe and Turning Machine Operators Operators
  • 2,695 Geological and Petroleum Technicians Oil-Gas
  • 2,695 Geological and Petroleum Technicians Skilled Trades
  • 2,687 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Skilled Trades
  • 2,687 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Medical Support Workers
  • 2,673 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Distribution/Logistics/Packaging Jobs
  • 2,616 Cargo and Freight Agents Distribution/Logistics/Packaging Jobs
  • 2,533 Multiple Machine Tool Operators Operators
  • 2,470 Civil Engineering Technicians Skilled Trades
  • 2,460 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians Aerospace Workers
  • 2,457 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment Electrical Workers
  • 2,418 Mechanical Engineering Technicians Skilled Trades
  • 2,312 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Oil-Gas
  • 2,070 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Distribution/Logistics/Packaging Jobs
  • 2,044 Computer Network Architects IT Workers
  • 1,975 Mechanical Drafters Skilled Trades
  • 1,850 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers Quality Control Workers
  • 1,814 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers Maintenance Workers
  • 1,781 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers Electrical Workers
  • 1,742 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers Oil-Gas
  • 1,722 Sailors and Marine Oilers Oil-Gas
  • 1,707 Pipelayers Skilled Trades
  • 1,634 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers Metal Workers
  • 1,634 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers Operators
  • 1,546 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators Operators
  • 1,475 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders Distribution/Logistics/Packaging Jobs
  • 1,421 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers Automotive/Transportation Workers
  • 1,414 Commercial Pilots Aerospace Workers
  • 1,366 Electrical and Electronics Drafters Electrical Workers
  • 1,351 Grinders, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators Operators
  • 1,339 Molding, Coremaking and Casting Machine Operators Operators
  • 1,314 Millwrights Skilled Trades
  • 1,266 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators Operators
  • 1,167 Milling and Planing Machine Operators Operators
  • 1,120 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists Medical Support Workers
  • 1,025 Painters, Transportation Equipment Automotive/Transportation Workers
  • 1,012 Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators Operators
  • 942 Heat Treating Equipment Operators Operators
  • 870 Power Plant Operators Operators
  • 867 Hazardous Material Removal Workers Skilled Trades
  • 848 Medical Transcriptionists Medical Support Workers
  • 842 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators Operators
  • 836 Gas Plant Operators Operators
  • 823 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating Machine Operators Operators
  • 822 Plating and Coating Machine Operators Operators
  • 781 Wellhead Pumpers Oil-Gas
  • 770 Boilermakers Skilled Trades
  • 757 Industrial Engineering Technicians Skilled Trades
  • 677 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators Operators
  • 672 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers Skilled Trades
  • 660 Forging Machine Operators Operators
  • 611 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators Skilled Trades
  • 555 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Operators
  • 540 Drilling and Boring Machine Operators Operators
  • 510 Semiconductor Processors Skilled Trades
  • 504 Airfield Operations Specialists Aerospace Workers
  • 441 Woodworking Machine Operators Operators
  • 440 Tool and Die Makers Skilled Trades
  • 409 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers Electrical Workers
  • 375 Electro-Mechanical Technicians Skilled Trades
  • 341 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators Operators
  • 311 Biochemists and Biophysicists Skilled Trades
  • 242 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians Aerospace Workers
  • 238 Atmospheric and Space Scientists Skilled Trades
  • 229 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators Operators
  • 229 Sawing Machine Operators Operators
  • 224 Rolling Machine Operators Operators
  • 222 Avionics Technicians Aerospace Workers
  • 193 Foundry Mold and Coremakers Metal Workers
  • 177 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators Operators
  • 169 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators Operators
  • 165 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Picking Equipment Operators Operators
  • 162 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging and Systems Assemblers Aerospace Workers
  • 156 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier and Kettle Operators Operators
  • 121 Microbiologists Skilled Trades
  • 121 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners Metal Workers
  • 116 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters Skilled Trades
  • 116 Pourers and Casters, Metal Metal Workers
  • 110 Dredge Operators Operators

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Unskilled Labor

  • There are 44,687 people employed through Temporary Help Agencies in our area.

Top Private Employers

(Not listed in any particular order)

Company

Industry

Valero Texas City Refinery Oil/Gas
INEOS Americas LLC Plastics/Resin
Eastman Chemical Co. Oil/Gas
American National Insurance Company (ANICO) Insurance
Moody Gardens Tourism/Hospitality
Mainland Medical Center (HCA Affiliated Hospital) Medical
Gulf Copper Dry Dock Rig Repair Metalworking
Oak Creek Homes LP Manufacturing
Marathon Texas City Refinery Oil/Gas
DOW Chemical Oil/Gas
Landry's Retail

Top Public Sector Employers

(Not listed in any particular order)

Entity

Category

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Medical/Education
Clear Creek Independent School District Education
Galveston County Government
Dickinson Independent School District Education
Galveston Independent School District Education
City of Texas City Government
Texas City Independent School District Education
United States Coast Guard Military
United States Army Corp. of Engineers Military

Source of Business and Labor Numbers: The Next Move Group