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

by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 3 years ago

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When we normally think of Georgia 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 Georgia.

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 Georgia job scene here:

How we determined the best industries in the Peach 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 Georgia 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, Management, as the best industry in Georgia.

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 Georgia

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Management $114,210 240,090
2 Computer And Mathematical $85,800 138,140
3 Business And Financial Operations $71,300 228,270
4 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $74,310 236,230
5 Education, Training, And Library $48,200 261,120
6 Architecture And Engineering $78,820 62,780
7 Production And Manufactoring $33,500 303,830
8 Office And Administrative Support $35,470 653,730
9 Transportation $33,720 357,480
10 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $52,710 50,920
11 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $44,550 176,400
12 Sales $38,060 457,850
13 Community And Social Service $45,460 44,750
14 Life, Physical, And Social Science $64,050 21,500
15 Protective Service $36,610 104,400
16 Food Preparation And Serving Related $20,530 396,350
17 Construction And Extraction $40,540 138,550
18 Personal Care And Service $24,390 89,520
19 Healthcare Support $28,330 99,430
20 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $28,290 9,970
21 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $25,010 113,760

Summing up the best industries in Georgia

There you have it; Management is the best industry to be in if you live around Georgia.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance Industry ranks as the worst in Georgia mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.

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