Workforce

Skilled and Educated Workforce

Marshall draws from a large regional workforce of 250,000 in a 30-mile radius.  This workforce is noted for being highly skilled and educated, and for its excellent work ethic in such fields as engineering, business administration, welding, machining, electronics, hydrology, computer technology, and oil & gas, among many others.

The Marshall workforce is strengthened by an abundance of higher education institutions that are able and eager to deliver customized workforce training solutions across multiple industries.

Marshall-based Texas State Technical College is the newest two-year technical college in the East Texas region.  Other colleges include: East Texas Baptist University, Panola College, Wiley College, and the Kilgore College Small Business Development Center.

Major expansions have also taken place at the campuses of Wiley College and East Texas Baptist University, making Marshall a regional hub for higher education and providing a highly trained, well-educated workforce. 


Occupation Title Average Starting Wage
Administrative Support  $9.57
Assembler / Fabricator $8.34
Construction Laborer $9.23
Customer Service Representative $9.23
Electrician $14.10
Forklift Operator $9.45
Legal Secretary $14.29
Nurse $23.65
Machine Operator $12.21
Machinist $12.26
Mechanic (Automotive) $10.52
Mechanic (Heavy Equipment) $14.08
Production Occupations $9.08
Receptionist $8.72
Teacher (Elementary) $21.44
Teacher (Secondary) $21.45
Truck Driver (Light) $9.16
Truck Driver ( Heavy) $11.79
Waiter / Waitress $8.11
Welder $11.90