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

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 9 months ago
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When we normally think of Florida 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 Florida.

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 Florida job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the Sunshine 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 Florida 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, Healthcare Practitioners And Technical, as the best industry in Florida.

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.

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Detailed List Of The Best Industries In Florida

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $74,820 512,580
2 Office And Administrative Support $34,130 1,442,140
3 Business And Financial Operations $68,100 441,200
4 Education, Training, And Library $49,370 417,640
5 Architecture And Engineering $73,600 101,260
6 Computer And Mathematical $74,480 193,670
7 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $50,660 97,120
8 Sales $38,240 1,060,730
9 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $41,780 346,580
10 Protective Service $40,310 233,250
11 Community And Social Service $44,310 84,600
12 Construction And Extraction $38,990 355,120
13 Personal Care And Service $26,270 237,940
14 Food Preparation And Serving Related $24,860 908,330
15 Life, Physical, And Social Science $62,290 37,600
16 Transportation $34,090 501,290
17 Production And Manufactoring $33,260 309,720
18 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $24,880 322,780
19 Healthcare Support $29,630 235,950
20 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $25,220 22,250

Summing up the best industries in Florida

There you have it; Healthcare Practitioners And Technical is the best industry to be in if you live around Florida.

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

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