Employment | Industry Growth
The education and healthcare sector, one of the largest employment sectors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, has been the leading job growth industry here for some years – it is still one of biggest and fastest-growing as the need for quality healthcare increases. Consider that, in prior years, the total health industry for North Texas was greater than the health industry of 31 other states. More than 600,000 jobs are supported by the health care industry in the DFW area.
The industry is also a big economic engine for the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The City of Dallas Economic Development Guide reports the value added by the healthcare industry in the region is $52 billion per year, which represents about 15 percent of all regional economic activity