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North Texas Universities Make the Grade

As graduation ceremonies commence across North Texas and millions of recent grads enter the workforce, the U.S. News and World Report has released its annual ranking of graduate programs and many of the schools in North Texas made the grade.

In addition to this annual report, online job website Glassdoor listed their top 10 in-demand jobs in North Texas. Between these two sources, we’re seeing trends emerging within a few careers, specifically nursing and engineering.

For nursing programs, said the US News ranking, several North Texas universities made the top 100 graduate programs, including Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University, Baylor University and the University of Texas at Arlington. And, it’s no surprise that nursing ranks fourth on Glassdoor’s list of in-demand jobs in North Texas. With a one of the fastest growing populations in the U.S., North Texas has a steadily increasing demand for healthcare professionals.  There are currently more than 630 open nursing jobs in the region according to Glassdoor.

Engineering also made it on both lists, with U.S. News listing University of Texas at Dallas and University of Texas at Arlington in the top 100 graduate programs. Glassdoor aggregated online data to determine there are nearly 300 job openings for Systems Engineer landing them seventh on the list of top 10 in-demand jobs in North Texas. This growing demand for engineers can be partially  attributed to the retirement of Baby Boomers in the workforce. The average age of engineers at many international companies based in North Texas, like Lockheed Martin and Texas Instruments, is more than 40 years old.

The U.S. News and World Report ranking also had North Texas schools listed in various other categories including law, primary medical care, medical research and counseling.

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