Rewarding Career Opportunities

Jobs & Careers

Washington State University is the largest employer in Pullman, employing about 5,000 faculty, staff, and graduate assistants in a wide range of teaching and support positions.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package that includes health care and dental care options, retirement plans, long-term disability insurance, paid time off, professional development, and a host of work/life quality programs.

High tech

Expanding technology center

Pullman Industrial Park is the launchpad of a growing high-tech industry. Major employers include:

Coalition for growth

One Palouse connects the region’s economic development resources and local entrepreneurs. The organization aligns the resources of two states, two counties, and two universities to integrate regional economic development activity and stimulate job creation.

K-12 and other higher ed opportunities

Entrepreneurial opportunities

Fertile ground for startups

The Port of Whitman County is a leader in programs for:

  • Attracting businesses
  • Retention and expansion of existing businesses
  • Promotion of business, incubator, and entrepreneurial development programs

Expert help for entrepreneurs

Launching a new business? Take advantage of the expert guidance of Washington Small Business Development Centers. Seasoned advisors help inform your decisions, so your business can thrive. The advice is free.

Want to spin off a company from your research?

The WSU Office of Commercialization can help you find business partners, patent and license your innovations, and guide you through the maze of start-up funding. 

Health care

More than 500 people serve the community through careers at Pullman Regional Hospital. Gritman Medical Center in nearby Moscow, Idaho, and various medical clinics also employ many health care providers.

City and county government

Careers in public service can be found in the City of Pullman and Whitman County. Look for more opportunities across the Idaho border in the City of Moscow and Latah County.


The Palouse region is one of the world’s top producers of wheat, barley, lentils, and dry peas. Resources for job opportunities in agriculture include the Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative and the USDA Dry Pea & Lentil Council. 


Specialty stores and restaurants dotting the downtown districts in Pullman and Moscow offer a variety of job opportunities. Nationally recognized superstores are also major employers.

Finding a job

The WSU Academic Success and Career Center can help you find a job or internship while you’re in school. It can also prepare you to launch your career once you graduate. Services include:

Student employment

There are hundreds of employment opportunities on the Pullman campus that help prepare you for life after college.

Career coaching

Coaches can help you navigate the career decision-making process. You can even explore your interests and complete self-assessment exercises.

Resume and cover letter assistance

Find out how to make a memorable first impression.

Career fairs

Employers come to campus seeking talented future employees. Don’t miss your chance to network!

Handshake job posting service 

Use it to help you find a job or internship.

Many of WSU Pullman’s 11 colleges offer additional resources to support job hunting. Contact your college for information.