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

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

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 Idaho job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the Gem 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 Idaho 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 22 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 Idaho.

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 Idaho

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Architecture And Engineering $79,800 12,640
2 Management $82,580 37,210
3 Education, Training, And Library $42,010 41,300
4 Life, Physical, And Social Science $55,000 9,820
5 Community And Social Service $43,770 12,330
6 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $73,030 36,020
7 Office And Administrative Support $32,910 102,320
8 Production And Manufactoring $35,530 42,350
9 Business And Financial Operations $64,390 25,390
10 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $42,950 29,480
11 Legal $74,320 3,620
12 Computer And Mathematical $68,330 14,050
13 Construction And Extraction $41,010 36,140
14 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $29,550 6,450
15 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $40,650 8,510
16 Personal Care And Service $23,250 22,670
17 Sales $34,840 68,630
18 Transportation $34,530 41,820
19 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $26,830 22,700
20 Food Preparation And Serving Related $20,940 59,460
21 Protective Service $41,380 12,910
22 Healthcare Support $28,620 17,680

Summing up the best industries in Idaho

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

On the other end of the spectrum, the Healthcare Support Industry ranks as the worst in Idaho mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.