It's no wonder that Forbes.com and The Economist ranked Pittsburgh as the country's most livable city. With a low cost of living, low crime, lots of culture and plenty of green space, Pittsburgh wins in quality of life. What are the most popular jobs in Pittsburgh these days? Read on.
A Healthcare Leader
Healthcare is where you'll find many of the jobs in Pittsburgh. The hospitals in Pittsburgh are considered world class. Leaders include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Allegheny General Hospital and Magee Women's Hospital. And in the life sciences sector, companies like Bayer Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Consumer Healthcare and Mylan and Philips offer careers in medical devices, consumer products and pharmaceuticals. Research is also big business in Pittsburgh; the area is home to 150 laboratories.
An Education Hub
Pittsburgh also gets the #1 spot as the “smartest city.” Why? There's a whopping number of schools, libraries and museums per capita. That also means there are lots of jobs in the education sector. In addition to Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University, there are many smaller schools in the Pittsburgh area. Whether you're a teacher or an administrator, Pittsburgh's education sector offers lots of career possibilities.
Calling Culture Vultures
If the “meds and eds” sector isn't your thing, there's plenty to explore in the arts. Pittsburgh has a robust cultural community. From theaters, concert halls, museums and art schools to cultural advocacy organizations, lots of money is being spent on the arts in the local economy—and that means jobs.