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

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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When we normally think of Michigan 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 Michigan.

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 Michigan job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the Wolverine 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 Michigan 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 Michigan.

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 Michigan

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Architecture And Engineering $80,270 135,060
2 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $77,380 268,410
3 Management $111,230 195,980
4 Production And Manufactoring $37,520 445,320
5 Education, Training, And Library $54,630 236,510
6 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $49,810 56,600
7 Office And Administrative Support $35,970 624,190
8 Business And Financial Operations $69,340 194,440
9 Computer And Mathematical $76,950 104,780
10 Legal $86,860 25,720
11 Community And Social Service $45,370 57,470
12 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $46,270 167,290
13 Life, Physical, And Social Science $62,360 31,240
14 Sales $39,200 425,860
15 Healthcare Support $29,370 134,860
16 Transportation $34,850 274,290
17 Food Preparation And Serving Related $22,660 379,500
18 Personal Care And Service $25,390 121,690
19 Construction And Extraction $48,780 129,880
20 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $27,170 124,380
21 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $30,060 5,250
22 Protective Service $43,120 73,370

Summing up the best industries in Michigan

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

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

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