Employment by Occupation/Sector

NAICS CodeIndustryU.S. AverageGalveston Labor Shed
11Crop and Animal Production1.2%0.1%
21Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction0.4%2.6%
42Wholesale Trade3.8%5.0%
44Retail Trade10.4%10.0%
48Transportation and Warehousing3.3%4.0%
52Finance and Insurance3.8%3.1%
53Real Estate and Rental and Leasing1.6%2.0%
54Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services6.4%7.3%
55Management of Companies and Enterprises1.4%1.0%
56Waste Management and Remediation Services6.2%7.0%
61Educational Services2.5%2.0%
62Health Care and Social Assistance12.6%10.6%
71Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation1.6%1.2%
72Accommodation and Food Services8.5%8.9%
81Other Services (except Public Administration)4.7%5.1%
99Unclassified Industry0.1%0.3%

Jobs by Industry

NAICSIndustry2016 Jobs
11Crop and Animal Production6,157
21Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction84,484
42Wholesale Trade162,203
44Retail Trade321,087
48Transportation and Warehousing131,048
52Finance and Insurance100,699
53Real Estate and Rental and Leasing65,569
54Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services234,269
55Management of Companies and Enterprises33,598
56Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services226,249
61Educational Services64,262
62Health Care and Social Assistance340,895
71Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation41,008
72Accommodation and Food Services286,877
81Other Services (except Public Administration)166,194
99Unclassified Industry1,062

Engineering Talent

2016 JobsIndustry
10,653Civil Engineers
9,200Petroleum Engineers
7,957Mechanical Engineers
4,672Industrial Engineers
4,149Electrical Engineers
4,064Chemical Engineers
2,858Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
2,835Engineers, All Other
2,127Aerospace Engineers
1,413Health and Safety Engineers
1,148Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
873Environmental Engineers
785Computer Hardware Engineers
595Materials Engineers
572Mining and Geological Engineers
258Biomedical Engineers
135Nuclear Engineers

Skilled Labor

2016 JobsOccupation
47,756General and Operations Managers
45,585Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
17,702Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
15,107Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
14,413First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
13,993Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
11,555Software Developers, Applications
10,723Industrial Machinery Mechanics
10,715First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
8,219Software Developers, Systems Software
7,584Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
6,165Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
5,770Computer and Information Systems Managers
5,605Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
4,955Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
4,791First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
4,689Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
4,377Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
4,166Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
4,108Computer Programmers
3,835Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
3,503Chemical Plant and Systems Operators
3,437Sheet Metal Workers
3,431Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
3,412Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
3,379First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
3,294Industrial Production Managers
3,182Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
3,182Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
3,144Maintenance Workers, Machinery
3,051Database Administrators
2,883Crane and Tower Operators
2,858Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators
2,799Chemical Technicians
2,795Web Developers
2,750Structural Iron and Steel Workers
2,730Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
2,695Geological and Petroleum Technicians
2,687Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
2,673Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
2,616Cargo and Freight Agents
2,533Multiple Machine Tool Operators
2,470Civil Engineering Technicians
2,460Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
2,457Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
2,418Mechanical Engineering Technicians
2,312Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
2,070Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
2,044Computer Network Architects
1,975Mechanical Drafters
1,850Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers
1,814Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
1,781Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
1,742Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
1,722Sailors and Marine Oilers
1,634Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
1,546Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
1,475Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
1,421Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
1,414Commercial Pilots
1,366Electrical and Electronics Drafters
1,351Grinders, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
1,339Molding, Coremaking and Casting Machine Operators
1,266Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
1,167Milling and Planing Machine Operators
1,120Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
1,025Painters, Transportation Equipment
1,012Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
942Heat Treating Equipment Operators
870Power Plant Operators
867Hazardous Material Removal Workers
848Medical Transcriptionists
842Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
836Gas Plant Operators
823Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating Machine Operators
822Plating and Coating Machine Operators
781Wellhead Pumpers
757Industrial Engineering Technicians
677Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
672Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers
660Forging Machine Operators
611Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
555Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
540Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
510Semiconductor Processors
504Airfield Operations Specialists
441Woodworking Machine Operators
440Tool and Die Makers
409Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
375Electro-Mechanical Technicians
341Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
311Biochemists and Biophysicists
242Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
238Atmospheric and Space Scientists
229Sawing Machine Operators
229Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators
224Rolling Machine Operators
222Avionics Technicians
193Foundry Mold and Coremakers
177Metal-Refining Furnace Operators
169Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
165Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Picking Equipment Operators
162Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging and Systems Assemblers
156Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier and Kettle Operators
121Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
116Pourers and Casters, Metal
116Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
110Dredge Operators

Unskilled Labor

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