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

by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 3 years ago

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When we normally think of Kansas 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 Kansas.

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 Kansas job scene here:

How we determined the best industries in the Sunflower 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 Kansas 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 Kansas.

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 Kansas

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Architecture And Engineering $75,640 23,380
2 Education, Training, And Library $44,620 89,190
3 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $71,050 80,790
4 Production And Manufactoring $38,320 113,080
5 Management $100,230 65,630
6 Office And Administrative Support $34,110 223,690
7 Computer And Mathematical $72,440 36,910
8 Business And Financial Operations $67,140 66,250
9 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $45,460 58,330
10 Legal $79,670 7,160
11 Construction And Extraction $44,340 58,290
12 Personal Care And Service $23,840 45,300
13 Transportation $35,520 92,890
14 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $43,490 16,870
15 Healthcare Support $27,470 43,180
16 Life, Physical, And Social Science $62,650 8,940
17 Community And Social Service $40,750 16,680
18 Sales $37,990 134,730
19 Food Preparation And Serving Related $20,690 119,770
20 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $31,980 4,080
21 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $26,280 41,200
22 Protective Service $39,050 27,840

Summing up the best industries in Kansas

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

On the other end of the spectrum, the Protective Service Industry ranks as the worst in Kansas mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.

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