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

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

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 Massachusetts job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the Bay 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 Massachusetts 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, Architecture And Engineering, as the best industry in Massachusetts.

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 Massachusetts

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Architecture And Engineering $90,350 76,170
2 Computer And Mathematical $96,860 142,740
3 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $92,130 240,340
4 Education, Training, And Library $65,060 235,890
5 Business And Financial Operations $83,500 198,540
6 Life, Physical, And Social Science $78,790 49,070
7 Community And Social Service $47,240 81,560
8 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $63,880 50,510
9 Office And Administrative Support $42,970 499,850
10 Personal Care And Service $32,070 123,320
11 Production And Manufactoring $40,130 154,660
12 Protective Service $53,680 80,150
13 Sales $47,480 322,330
14 Construction And Extraction $61,240 117,680
15 Healthcare Support $34,720 108,880
16 Transportation $38,050 178,990
17 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $53,610 100,860
18 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $35,290 106,270
19 Food Preparation And Serving Related $27,880 291,950
20 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $32,570 2,110

Summing up the best industries in Massachusetts

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

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

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