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May 10, 2010

OK. So you do not think that buildings are beautiful.

Well, unless you are a subsistance farmer, you will need a job and a building to work in. Jobs are nice…so are pay checks.

Reston has an unemployment rate of less tha 3%, while the current national number is over 9%. Money Magazine ranked Reston 37th best place to live in 2008…shows that they must not have actually visited!!

6 of the countries highest median family income counties are in the Washington DC area. Fairfax county where Reston is located is #2 in the nation with its neighbor Loudoun ranked #1. Oh, by the way, if you live in Reston…. Loudoun’s high tech corridor on Route 28 around Dulles Airport is only 3-5 miles away. Tyson’s Corner which has more office space than downtown Dallas Texas is only 6 miles up the Dulles toll road. This area has the hottest job market in the nation…and it is the most protected from job loss…always has been.

Who is here?
BAE Systems,
Fannie Mae,
Hyatt Regency Reston

General Dynamics

L-3 Communications Titan

Lafarge North America,
Lockheed Martin,
Northrop Grumman – Mission Systems
Qinetiq North America
Sallie Mae
SI International
Siebel (now part of Oracle)
Sprint Nextel
U.S. Geological Survey.
X/O Communications

And lots of drycleaners and international restaurants too!

Wikipedia reports the following info regarding Reston employment..
.and NO you do not have to have a double masters degree in computer science or engineering to work in Reston. Although that never hurts.

Reston Jobs

Provided by Wikipedia

Reston, Virginia

Reston is an internationally known planned community whose goal was to revolutionize post-World War II concepts of land use and residential/corporate development in American suburbia. Reston is an unincorporated census-designated place located in western Fairfax County, Virginia in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. As of the latest unofficial estimates, Reston has a population of 60,353. Although it is not a city and does not have a traditional central business district, the Reston Town Center is becoming a focal point or “downtown” for business and transportation connections within the community, with several high-rise office buildings and condos and apartments, restaurants, a cinema, a hotel, and shops. Some municipal, government-like services are provided by a nonprofit corporation, Reston Association. Reston also straddles the Dulles Technology Corridor and is home to the world headquarters of three Fortune 500 corporations, , as well as the United States Geological…more

Reston Careers

Among the most common occupations in Reston are Management, professional, and related occupations, 60%. Sales and office occupations, 21%. and Service occupations, 9%. Approximately 76 percent of workers in Reston, Virginia work for companies, 16 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Popular Reston Jobs

Currently, the most commonly listed Reston Jobs are for physical therapist jobs, occupational therapist jobs, project manager jobs, administrative assistant jobs, program manager jobs and program analyst job jobs.

Reston Industries

The leading industries in Reston, Virginia are Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services, 25%; Educational, health and social services, 13%; and Information, 11%. Simply Hired’s Reston job listings indicate that the following industries in Reston are hiring the most workers: Hospitals, Computer Makers, Computer Equipment Mfg, Computer Storage Device Mfg and Software Makers.

Reston Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Reston, Virginia is $58,038, and the median income of households in Reston was $80,018.

Average Salaries in Reston, VA

In USD as of Apr 16, 2010

25k 50k 75k

Reston, VA


Reston Unemployment Rate

Reston has an unemployment rate of 2.9%, compared the national average of 5.8%.

According to our Reston Trends data, the number of Reston, Virginia jobs has increased by 95% since August 2008.
Reston job trends

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