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Travel: Career and Education Opportunities in Texas

Travel: Travel Agents help consumers find the right packages that fit their business and pleasure travel needs. With expert knowledge of destinations, hotels, services and travel possibilities, they guide customers to the appropriate travel packages.

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Texas has a population of 24,782,302, which has grown by 18.85% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Lone Star State," its capital is Austin, though its biggest city is Houston. In 2008, there were a total of 14,469,900 jobs in Texas. The average annual income was $37,809 in 2008, up from $36,838 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Texas was 7.6% in 2009, which has grown by 2.7% since the previous year. Approximately 23.2% of Texas residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Texas include petroleum products merchant wholesalers, petroleum products merchant wholesalers (except bulk stations), and other basic organic chemical manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the APT Galerie d' Art, the Art Car Museum, and the Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum.


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Travel Agent

Travel Agents plan and sell transportation and accommodations for travel agency customers. Travel Agents need to look for ways to help others. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.