These Are The 5 Best Industries For Jobs In Colorado For 2018

by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 3 years ago

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When we normally think of Colorado things like great hikes and trails, all time best things to do, and good food and home cooking.

But there’s also a strong economy and job market that has been improving in recent years.

Here at Zippia, we like to take a closer look at local economies to understand what jobs and industries are doing better than others. We think this helps job seekers and people thinking of moving to the area for a job know what to expect.

So we set our sights on uncovering the best industries within Colorado.

Read on to see how we determined which industries rise above the competition to become the best of the best.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Colorado job scene here:

How we determined the best industries in the Centennial State for jobs

We believe that the data never lies or that it at least lies a lot less than any one person’s opinion. So we went on a mission to collect as much data as we could about the Colorado job market.

At the end of the day, we were able to find the following, relevant criteria for determining the best industries:

  • Average Salary
  • Job Availability
  • Average Stress Level Of Jobs In The Industry

The sources of data include the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Labor.

Stress level is an index created by self reported statistics from people in the industry. We ranked each industry on these from 1 to 21 where 1 was the best.

Finally, we averaged all the rankings together to create a ‘Best Industry’ index. We crowned the industry with the lowest score, Architecture And Engineering, as the best industry in Colorado.

For a detail table of the data, check out the bottom of the post. But now, carry on to learn more about why the various industries are so great for jobs.

Detailed List Of The Best Industries In Colorado

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Architecture And Engineering $89,580 61,700
2 Computer And Mathematical $94,320 104,170
3 Business And Financial Operations $76,810 169,260
4 Legal $104,600 20,370
5 Life, Physical, And Social Science $75,350 30,100
6 Education, Training, And Library $52,480 144,710
7 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $82,020 136,200
8 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $52,410 39,060
9 Office And Administrative Support $38,910 359,720
10 Community And Social Service $48,020 35,150
11 Construction And Extraction $46,340 130,190
12 Sales $44,880 291,380
13 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $48,600 97,010
14 Personal Care And Service $28,070 83,330
15 Production And Manufactoring $37,980 103,290
16 Food Preparation And Serving Related $24,380 244,780
17 Transportation $40,180 140,430
18 Protective Service $46,930 55,520
19 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $28,650 83,310
20 Healthcare Support $33,420 63,140
21 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $28,520 5,260

Summing up the best industries in Colorado

There you have it; Architecture And Engineering is the best industry to be in if you live around Colorado.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Industry ranks as the worst in Colorado mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.

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