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Texas Degrees and Careers an Educated Choice

Two factors that, until recently, had somewhat insulated Texas from recession were the high prices of oil and natural gas and exports, with growth boosted by the weak U.S. dollar. As the dollar has strengthened and oil and gas prices have dropped, these two prime Texas industry sectors could decline slightly.

However, a State of Texas report projects that the transportation industry will have annual job increases in 2010-11. Healthy growth is also anticipated in the professional and business services industry with a shift from jobs related to construction, finance, and energy to those in government, transportation, and health care. The leisure and hospitality industry should continue to grow but at a moderate pace.

Job Market and Career Outlook in Texas

According to the 2010 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities index, which ranks metropolitan areas by how well they are "creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth," 7 of the top 15 largest metro areas and 4 of the top 15 smallest metro areas are in Texas.

According to 2008 state government data, 8 of the top 10 Texas careers for bachelor's degree holders are in education, health care, and business and finance.

Pursing an Education in Texas

The State of Texas commissioned a study to determine the additional discounted lifetime income and consequent tax benefit to Texas for residents who complete online or campus two-year technical associate's or certificate programs at Texas schools. Total additional discounted lifetime income (based on 222,928 students) is projected to be $31.1 billion with additional discounted tax revenue at $2.4 billion. Clearly, education pays--the educated resident and the Lone Star State.

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The goal of Virginia College lies in its responsibility to its students, the technical and business communities, and the general citizenry. We have a long history of offering new direction to students.

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