An Educator’s Guide to Career Opportunities for Students in Denver

There are plenty of reasons young people want to make Denver their home. It is a youthful city that offers plenty of job opportunities. And all kinds of people love living in Denver. It is an area that attracts people who love the great outdoors, who want to live where alternative lifestyle choices don’t raise an eyebrow, and where there is a lively arts scene. And now, Denver is attracting young tech entrepreneurs too. All those factors make Denver, and Colorado as a whole, one of America’s most exciting places to teach young students.

Incidentally, about 600,000 people live in the Denver metro area, of whom almost exactly half are male and half are women. And according to, the median age of Denver residents is 33 years; Denver is a very youthful city.

Major Companies Doing Business in the Area

According to, a firm that compiles employment data, some of the largest and most important employers in the area are:

  • Re/Max
  • DaVita
  • Chipotle
  • Teletech Holdings (located in Englewood)
  • Arrow Electronics (located in Centennial)
  • Vail Resorts (located in Broomfield)
  • Gates
  • Digital First Media
  • Hawkwood Energy
  • Nexus Bioenergy (located in Fort Collins)

What Jobs Are these Companies Hiring For?

According to e-Colorado, the most in-demand jobs in Colorado currently are in health care, education, tech, and scientific fields. They include:

Recent Business News in Colorado

According to an article in the Denver Business Journal, Raytheon is acquiring Blue Canyon Technologies, a Denver satellite maker.

The Denver Business Journal also reports that Palantir Technologies, a $20 billion software firm, is moving its headquarters to Denver.

Colleges for Your Students to Consider in Colorado

Where can students pursue tech studies at the college level in the state? Here’s a partial list. (Please note that some of the schools we list award degrees, while others do not.)

  • American Sentinel University
  • Argosy University-Denver
  • Aspen University
  • Colorado Christian University
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado Heights University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado Mountain College
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University
  • Colorado Technical University
  • DeVry University
  • Denver School of Nursing
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Johnson and Wales University
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Naropa University
  • National American University
  • Nazarene Bible College
  • Platt College
  • Regis University
  • Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
  • Rocky Vista University
  • The Art Institute of Colorado
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of the Rockies
  • Western State Colorado University
  • Westwood College

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