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Delaware Career Guide & Top Growing Career Opportunities

Looking for hot careers in Delaware? Read on to find out about the fastest growing jobs in the state of Delaware.

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Jobs in Healthcare

Delaware's second largest field, health and medicine, is expected to enjoy the most job growth over the next five years. Medical assistants, massage therapists, physician's assistants, physical therapy assistants, and pharmacy technicians are all expected to be in high demand.

Jobs in Sales and Retail

Retail jobs will account for the second largest group of job openings with industry projections of over 15,000 workers by 2008. Many of these positions, however, are part-time and pay low wages. The largest growth in retail jobs will be in food and beverage stores, healthcare stores and automobile parts stores.

Jobs in Biotechnology

Over 100 bioscience corporations make their home in Delaware, making it one of the hottest markets in the country. Companies like DuPont, Agilent Technologies, Dade Behring, and Syngenta are all located in this state and expected to hire over the next five years.

Jobs in Finance

Delaware has a large number of banking operations, particularly in the credit card industry, including Discover Bank and Bank One Delaware. Online banking firms, such as ING DIRECT and Juniper Bank also reside in Delaware.

Jobs in Construction and Manufacturing

Specialty trade contractors should enjoy strong job growth through 2012 with more than 4,400 new jobs in this field. Dover, Delaware is the home of Kraft Foods, Procter & Gamble, Mrs. K's Salsa, Playtex Apparel, Inc., and Eagle Group.

Top Ten Employers in the State of Delaware:

  • State of Delaware
  • The DuPont Company
  • MBNA Corp.
  • Christiana Health Care System
  • County and City Government
  • U.S. Government
  • Dover Air Force Base
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Acme Markets/Albertson's , Inc.
  • University of Delaware
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