Top career opportunities in Louisiana
By Remington College Posted April 21, 2020
From the lively sounds of the French Quarter to the moss-covered trees and delicious eats of Cajun Country, Louisiana is a vibrant state with unique and fun-filled cities. Known for Mardi Gras and natural attractions, the state draws in residents and visitors alike with its fast pace and Southern charm.
If you've ever thought about making the Pelican State your home, you might be interested in some of the career opportunities in Louisiana.
These are just a few of the jobs that could be available in growing fields in Louisiana.1
- Restaurant and retail occupations: With events like Mardis Gras, cities like New Orleans and Cajun and Creole food, it's no surprise tourism is a draw in Louisiana. Indeed, leisure and hospitality is one of the most popular industries in the state, and another growing field in Louisiana. Food preparation and serving occupations, which include chefs and cooks and first-line supervisors, is an extremely popular field representing more than 188,000 jobs. Metros like Baton Rouge and New Orleans, particularly, see a demand for jobs in the restaurant industry. First-line supervisors of retail sales workers, like retail managers, also see a strong share of employment in the state, with nearly 20,000 jobs1
Interested in any of these in-demand careers? Enrolling in a technical school might help you gain the skills you need to break into one of these fields and pursue a career.1
1Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.
2 BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.
- Louisiana tourism draws
- Plant operator jobs in Louisiana
- Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators
- Gas plant operators
- Chemical plant and system operators
- Growth in healthcare occupations
- Largest industries in Louisiana
- Medical assistants
- Most popular jobs in Louisiana
- Medical office administration
- Food preparation and serving related occupations
- First-line supervisors or retail sales workers
- General maintenance and repair workers