Booming Job Market in Nashville

For a really long time the city of Nashville has been referred to as the “Music City” of the United States.

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Booming Job Market in Nashville

Posted by Gary Ashton RE/MAX Advantage on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 8:44am.

For a really long time the city of Nashville has been referred to as the “Music City” of the United States. It has earned this nickname primarily due to that fact that many famous artists, especially country stars, started their careers in Nashville.

Nashville is the capital of Tennessee. Because of its dense population with over one and a half million people, it ranks as the second largest city in the state. Its Metro Area is the largest in all of Tennessee, and that means nonstop entertainment from nightclubs to movies and restaurants. This also means that that job opportunities abound as more than musicians have started successful career paths here.

Nashville has been the top producer of music for more than fifty years and has given job opportunities to more than 19,000 people only in the music industry. Although Nashville is the headquarters of many music companies such as Sony Music Entertainment and Univeral Music Group, the city is more than just a powerhouse in the music industry.

This city has also many other well developed industries including transportation, publishing and health care among others. Although Nashville is a center of music  and many aspiring artists come from here, the health care industry is actually the biggest sector in this city. There are many health care centers such as National Healthcare Corporation and National Health Investors Inc.

The technology giant Dell also maintains a strong presence here in Nashville city.  They manufacture any and every electronic device from computers, printers and servers to televisions and many other consumer electronics. This company employs almost eighty thousand people and gives steady and promising career opportunities for young professionals.

The economic climate in Nashville is one that is still progressing and developing at a fast pace. Any person, with a little bit of motivation, will find that Nashville is a city with a lot to offer for individuals seeking a long and satisfying career in any number of diverse industries.

Image Credit: are a variety of jobs to choose from throughout Nashville. If you are looking for a job, it is always best to know who the largest employer’s are within the area. This will give you a place to start, because larger companies usually have a variety of job openings.

There are numerous industries that are offered among Nashville’s largest employers. However, the most popular fields include insurance, banking, printing and music. Here is a list of the largest employers in the Nashville area.


Leading in the financial service industry, AmSouth currently employees 12,000 people. They have an impressive benefit package for their employee’s, which includes corporate benefits, competitive pay, and incentives. AmSouth believes in investing in their employees. They offer career training opportunities that will further your career.  

Armstrong Wood Products

Armstrong has been in the design and manufacture industry  for over 150 years. They are a global leader in their industry. Armstrong started out as a  cork cutting shop, and over the years evolved into the production of wood flooring, ceilings and cabinets.


Named a Fortune 100 company, BellSouth brings in over $20 billion a year. Their focus is wire line communications. BellSouth’s largest customers are retail consumers.


For over 68 years, Bindtech has been providing superior book binding to a variety of printers and publishers across the United States. The company has been passed down through the family, and the their trade secrets have remained intact. This means the quality is still as good as the day they started. Be a part of their team, where quality matters. Their services include wire-0, spiral, PUR, and perfect binding.

Other leading employer’s in the Nashville area include:

  • Bridgestone
  • CBRL Group
  • Century II Staffing
  • Corrections Corp of America
  • cj Advertising, CNA
  • Christian LifeWay Resources
  • Clopay Plastic Products
  • Coca-Cola Bottling
  • Dell
  • Electrolux Home Products
  • Flexsol Packaging

Nashville is filled with many job opportunities in a variety of industries. Finding a career that you love will be easy in the Nashville area.


Gary Ashton

The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage

The #1 Real Estate Team in Tennessee and #2 RE/MAX team in the World!


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