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Tennessee Jobs, Degree Programs and Schools

Tourists come from all corners of the globe to enjoy Tennessee's lush mountains, pristine lakes and world-class musical entertainment. From The Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Elvis Presley's Graceland, Tennessee is a great place to visit and an exciting place to study.

Here's a list of the top three industries in Tennessee:

  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Tourism

Music and entertainment are also key to Tennessee's economy. Chattanooga, Memphis and Nashville are Tennessee's most important cities, and all three are considered to be hotspots of metropolitan culture.

Tennessee Jobs and Careers: An Overview

The popularity of the tourism sector in Tennessee comes largely due to the state's rich musical and cultural history. Consequently, the job market in both tourism and entertainment fields should remain favorable through 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In fact, talented entertainers can earn a mean salary of over $40,000 in Tennessee. Outlooks for other Tennesee careers indicate that graduates of Tennessee schools may be more competitive in the job market than candidates without degrees.

Tennessee Schools, Colleges and Degrees

In today's economy, post-secondary degrees can give you a powerful advantage in the job market. You can study online or at a traditional campus setting in nearly all Tennessee schools. Students with busy lifestyles might appreciate the flexible schedule that online programs offer. Tennessee has twelve public four-year institutions, and also a number of two-year colleges and private schools.