University of Houston-Downtown's largest employers are in the teaching, healthcare, and public service sectors. The Houston school district is the top employer for UHD alumni, with graduates working in teaching, administrative, and support positions.
Lone Star College, a Houston-based public community college, also hires a significant portion of UHD graduates. Lone Star College offers bachelor's and associate degrees alongside career training programs and employs professionals from a wide range of industries and fields of study.
UHD alumni working for MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Memorial Hermann Health System held roles in direct patient care, administration, patient access and advocacy, program coordination, research, grant writing, communications, and HR.
The university's top major by Salary Score is Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies at 99, one of the highest-scoring colleges in this field of study. UHD also scores well for Marketing with a Salary Score of 95, Computer Engineering Technologies at 92, and Psychology at 89.