Galveston's Employment Working in Galveston

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Galveston Island represents the job center of Galveston County. Galveston maintains a healthy balance of commuter employees employed in various aspects of Galveston’s diverse employment base.

The top employers in Galveston reflect the major industries of education and health care, tourism and hospitality, the public sector and the maritime industry.

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) continue to project expansions (both in facilities and enrollments) in the coming years. UTMB is not only the largest employer in Galveston, but also the largest in Galveston County.

The outlook of Galveston’s workforce aligns with those of the Texas Workforce Commission as projected in its projections for both the fastest growing industries and the industries adding the most jobs.

Learn more about growth opportunities and job opportunities here.