Jobs in Northern Virginia

Planning a move to Northern Virginia? Living in the DC area offers culture, fun and a robust job market.

Money Sense

Virginia enjoys a stellar reputation as a great place for big businesses. In fact, Forbes ranked Virginia the number-two state in which to do business (behind Utah), and CNBC puts the Northern Virginia area in the number-one spot.

What are some of the top jobs in Northern Virginia? Private companies, universities, federal agencies and military outfits offer all kinds of opportunities.

Are you currently in the communications field? Companies such as Iridium, RCN Corporation and Verizon Business are all located in Northern Virginia. As far as the consumer-goods business, you'll find Conrad-Johnson, Mars and ThinkGeek.

Work in the energy sector? There's GridPoint and Touchstone Energy. And, in the education sector, Strayer University and George Mason University are top players. Is healthcare your thing? Inova Fairfax Hospital and Fairfax Hospital are among the biggest employers in the area.

However, if you're in the defense business (or want to get into it), you're really in luck. With the Pentagon right in Arlington, VA, defense contractors have flocked to the Old Dominion State. In fact, Northern Virginia is home to the nation's top 20 military contractors.

And, if you haven't found a new home yet, it goes without saying we think you should take a look at what we offer in Northern Virginia—Ryan Homes offers a whole lot of great communities.