Houston is at the top of its game

Houston has made it to the top of Forbes’ FASTEST GROWING CITIES for 2015. Here are some of the great statistics that clearly need to be celebrated.

500000

The number of people growth in Houston, a combination of moves and births. This number is expected to continue to grow over the next ten years, constantly putting Houston, Texas in the top 5 largest cities in the US.

63000

The number of JOBS to be added in 2015. This number is staggering, for any year. But for Houston, it means a tremendous number of opportunities. If you are exploring a career change or are interested in jumping back into the job market, here is aresourcefor dusting off your resume. With over 15+ years in the corporate environment, she’ll be able to help you create a resume that highlights your credentials.

Here are just some of the jobs that will be opening up.

  • 12 positions at Valero Energy
  • 680 positions at FMC Technologies
  • 250 positions at Mattress Firm

The median salary for oil and gas extraction positions in the greater Houston metro area is a whopping $200,000 per year, according to the most recent Census data.

425000

The number of homes sold in Houston over the past five years, averaging a home-closing rate of 1 every 6 minutes.

Theoriginal articleappeared in Forbes.