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Nashville: Smart City, Good Jobs

Ms. Inglish has 30 years experience in medicine, psychology, STEM instruction, history, and aerospace education for USAF Civil Air Patrol.

(Photos public domain.)

Smart Cities

The long-time Country Music stronghold of Nashville, Tennessee is also one of the 25 Smartest Cities in America, according to Money Magazine. A substantial proportion of its residents hold a Bachelor's Degree or higher level of educational attainment.

Located along the Cumberland River, Music City Nashville is the County Seat of Davidson Coutny and the capital of Tennessee. Its leading industries in the 2000s are Healthcare, Sales, Music, and Publishing.

Nashville is combined with its county to make a city-county government and the Greater Nashville Area is home to over a million and half people.

Creative Working Boom!

Nashville, Tennessee was the only like-size metro area besides California and Texas in the Top Five Places For Jobs list after the Great Recession of 2009 - 2010. The arts community boomed here, leading to even more artists moving to Nashville. This has began drawing more visitors, and other industries expanded as well.

Greater Nashville Area Facilities and Jobs

Nashville is famous for its music and its Printers Alley. In 2011 - 2012, built another 500,000 square-foot warehousing and processing facility just outside of Nashville in the suburb of Lebanon, Tennessee. This is provided the Greater Nashville Area with over 1,000 new jobs.

Tennessee has been good for the growing online book and other media seller, The latest property brings total square footage for the bookseller in Tennessee to 2,000,000 ft2 with the completion of two more sites in Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tennessee in 2011.

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Top Companies for Job Openings

  1. Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Nearly 1,000 jobs in mid-July 2021
  2. Ascension Medical
  3. Metro Nashville Public Schools: Nearly 500 jobs open.
  4. Vivian: Medical recruiters for healthcare jobs, including travel nurses and similar.
  5. Marriott International: Resorts and hotels.
  6. Amazon
  7. Centennial Medical Center
  8. Trucking Companies - Hogan, CRST, USA Truck and more.
  9. Skyline Medical Center
  10. Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, McDonald's, Sonic Drive-Ins, Burger King

Jobs in Highest Demand

  1. Registered Nurses (RNs) - Several specialties, with Women's Health Nurse increasing in positions. Travel Nursing is also increasing to this metro area, with added perks and higher salaries.
  2. Truck Drivers
  3. Education and Training
  4. Food Service, including casual dining and fast food.
  5. Salespersons and Sales Representatives
  6. Information Technology Engineers
  8. Store Managers and Assistants
  9. Physicians and Public Health Officers
  10. Aerospace Engineers and Technicians. Several companies and the National Guard and Air National Guard.

Healthcare: Number One Nashville Industry

Nashville TN boasts 275 healthcare organizations. This includes one very major player in the Hospital Corporation of America. HCA is the biggest private-sector hospital and clinic business globally, employing over 183,000 people. All, from the beginnings in one hospital in the early 1960s, makes Nashville a healthcare hotspot. HCA operates in 20 US States and England.

Despite a national recession in 2009 - 2009, Hospital Corporation of America realized an increase in earnings during the 3rd Qtr of 2009, according to company fact sheets and press releases. Revenues increased half a billion dollars over the same period in 2008.

Nashville Hospitals

Nashville-Davidson Stimulus Jobs and New Developments

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) helped the Nashville-Davidson market with $35,000,000 in 2009 for education, infrastructure, safety, social services, and employment. By year end, another $75,000,000 in ARRA grant funds were in application and approval processes to further develop infrastructure, safety, and social services in order to handle new business and residential growth spurred by business and higher education in Nashville.

Government sponsored employment offices are available in each county in Tennessee. In Davidson County and Nashville, the employment programming comes under the auspices of the Middle Tennessee OneStop Career Center.

This entity serves both businesses and employment seekers through programs that provide Employment and Training (including classroom education, on-the-job training and others), Job Placement, Career Planning, and related services.

The large OneStop centers are particularly useful, because they offer job seekers free use of telephones, fax machines copies, and Internet stations for contacting interviewers and performing job research.

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  • Middle Tennessee OneStop Center Center: 2200 Rosa L. Parks Blvd; Nashville TN 37228
  • Nashville South Office: 3763 Nolensville Road; Nashville TN 37211. Phone: 615-741-3556; Fax: 615-532-2773. This office services US Veterans.

Local Attractions

Grand Ole Opry

Grand Ole Opry

In 2015, Ryman Auditorium began a new, $14,000,000 reconstruction project.

I visited this historic American music site several ties and will always appreciated being there. The music I heard and the performers I enjoyed there - especially "Ghost Riders In the Sky." People who do not love country music like this place as well - I did!

Zoo Aquarium

Higher Education

Local Sports

  • Tennessee Titans Football (NFL)
  • Nashville Storm Football (NAFL) - See promotional video above.
  • Nashville Predators Hockey
  • Nashville Sounds Minor League Baseball
  • Music City Stars Basketball (ABA)
  • Nashville Metros Soccer
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Nashville Predators
  • Nashville Sounds

Nashville Storm NAFL Promo

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2009 Patty Inglish MS

Comments and Additions

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on May 11, 2012:

Artists and musicians have moved into Nashville in greater numbers in the 2000s. View some portfolios and hear some of their music on the Hub. Not related, Beth Inglish McMillian is one of the brightest to hit the music and fine arts scene in Nashville.

mcbrick on November 17, 2011:

I've been living in Nashville for over two years now and I love it. It has a lot of opportunities, but you will need someone to vouch for you. This city is built on relationships more than any other city I've lived in. If you're planning on moving here, be ready to stay and make life long friends.

Miss Lil' Atlanta from Atlanta, GA on July 24, 2011:

Wow, this is a really well put together hub!

Claude King on August 28, 2010:

Hey Everybody, Do not forget Nashville is still a great hub for people interested in the Music Business, Heck I am 88yrs old. Just got back from Nashville with another Gold Record, The Cajun Cowboy. Nashville has a lot of what you need in the Music Business. Claude King

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on February 06, 2010:

Thank you for stopping by Nashville Culture! I will return to Nashville as soon as I get the chance and hope to write more about the city soon.

Nashville Culture on February 06, 2010:

Nashville is a great place to live and work. Thanks for writing about our wonderful town. I hope this encourages more people to visit.

They really don't know what they are missing when they pass up a chance to live, work or vacation here.

I hope to see more work from you in the future. Maybe it will be more on Nashville. Thanks again for taking interest in Nashville and hope you decide to visit again soon Patty.

Dim Flaxenwick from Great Britain on November 27, 2009:

And there I was thinking Nashville only meant Kris Kristofferrson and other great country and western singer/songwriters. Thanks for waking me up

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on November 27, 2009:

Thanks Don, I used to go there quite a lot and must return soon.

dusanotes from Windermere, FL on November 25, 2009:

I read your other Hub on Nashville and both are very good. Thanks for reporting on part of the south that haswonderful nostalgia and great history. Don White

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