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

by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 3 years ago

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When we normally think of Connecticut 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 Connecticut.

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 Connecticut job scene here:

How we determined the best industries in the Constitution 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 Connecticut 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 20 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 Connecticut.

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 Connecticut

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Architecture And Engineering $84,550 33,150
2 Education, Training, And Library $64,220 125,420
3 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $89,930 101,950
4 Business And Financial Operations $81,620 92,470
5 Community And Social Service $54,750 35,490
6 Computer And Mathematical $89,440 49,220
7 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $59,300 24,760
8 Office And Administrative Support $43,120 262,860
9 Personal Care And Service $30,290 65,700
10 Life, Physical, And Social Science $83,080 12,600
11 Production And Manufactoring $42,880 97,230
12 Sales $46,100 162,400
13 Healthcare Support $34,800 49,380
14 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $33,800 57,110
15 Protective Service $52,510 37,290
16 Transportation $37,020 90,930
17 Construction And Extraction $55,650 49,660
18 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $51,730 51,950
19 Food Preparation And Serving Related $26,130 135,280
20 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $32,190 1,120

Summing up the best industries in Connecticut

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

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

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