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Thriving, successful businesses need great employees. Growth in medical, technology, manufacturing, engineering, financial and other sectors, means Sugar Land has a diverse mix of talented and highly educated people to perform whatever job is required of them. Also the average age of a Sugar Land resident is just over 41 so our workforce tends to be several years younger than the national average.
Because so many of our residents have specialized skills and/or college and professional degrees, the average salary is just under the national average at $51,205 per year.
Expected growth rates for occupations vary by the education and training required. While all employment in the City of Sugar Land is projected to grow 2.8% over the next ten years, occupations typically requiring a postgraduate degree are expected to grow 3.2% per year, those requiring a bachelor’s degree are forecast to grow 3.0% per year, and occupations typically needing a 2-year degree or certificate are expected to grow 3.1% per year.
Major Job Sectors
Employment in the healthcare field is growing at a rapid rate and is Number 1 in the number of people in the workforce in Sugar Land. But there are a number of stand-out sectors when it comes to our workforce. Here are some of them.