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

by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 3 years ago

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When we normally think of Louisiana 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 Louisiana.

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 Louisiana job scene here:

How we determined the best industries in the Pelican 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 Louisiana 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, Healthcare Practitioners And Technical, as the best industry in Louisiana.

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 Louisiana

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $63,930 130,960
2 Architecture And Engineering $83,800 31,590
3 Education, Training, And Library $45,430 108,480
4 Management $95,670 81,710
5 Production And Manufactoring $44,360 118,200
6 Legal $77,180 13,130
7 Construction And Extraction $44,160 116,700
8 Office And Administrative Support $32,200 275,660
9 Transportation $36,880 154,460
10 Business And Financial Operations $60,060 68,740
11 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $43,170 98,120
12 Personal Care And Service $21,260 72,290
13 Computer And Mathematical $63,260 20,860
14 Life, Physical, And Social Science $66,200 11,780
15 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $55,020 17,170
16 Community And Social Service $42,150 24,600
17 Protective Service $36,060 55,630
18 Sales $32,170 214,300
19 Food Preparation And Serving Related $20,160 190,700
20 Healthcare Support $24,760 54,790
21 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $38,610 3,940
22 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $22,780 58,330

Summing up the best industries in Louisiana

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

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

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