Urban Occupations

The type of occupation and job requirements for jobs in urban areas of the United States differ greatly from those in rural areas. Urban occupations tend to be more “white collar,” often using more advanced technology or working out of an office. Large corporations tend to put their businesses in a place that has a heavy influx of people and resources, therefore, they are usually located in cities because the population is much greater. Examples of occupations of people living in an urban area could be CEO, working in a PR Firm, being a stock broker for the stock exchange, or maybe even an insurance agent for a major company.

However, working in an office for a major corporation is not the only type of job the city offers. Due to larger populations a larger and more professional police force must be established to protect and serve the public. A fire department is necessary as well because with more people there are more accidents and fires. There are usually huge factories in cities as well so being a factory worker is another occupation that is abundant in urban areas. One occupation that is more profound in urban areas than rural areas is being a taxi cab driver. The city is so populated that people must rely on public transit often to get to and from work or even the grocery store. People are often on the streets yelling for cabs to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible. This is definitely something that is not seen in rural areas of the U.S.


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3 Responses to Urban Occupations

  1. Kamlesh patel says:

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