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

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 7 months ago
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When we normally think of Minnesota 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 Minnesota.

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 Minnesota job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the North Star 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 Minnesota 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, Management, as the best industry in Minnesota.

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 Minnesota

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Management $114,670 168,370
2 Architecture And Engineering $78,790 54,400
3 Computer And Mathematical $84,960 97,680
4 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $81,570 174,230
5 Business And Financial Operations $71,420 164,180
6 Education, Training, And Library $53,990 164,560
7 Production And Manufactoring $38,240 220,570
8 Community And Social Service $46,160 53,060
9 Life, Physical, And Social Science $69,340 24,230
10 Legal $101,760 18,640
11 Office And Administrative Support $39,070 404,120
12 Personal Care And Service $26,600 129,490
13 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $51,120 37,290
14 Sales $43,280 275,740
15 Transportation $38,050 178,270
16 Construction And Extraction $56,040 98,730
17 Healthcare Support $32,730 84,730
18 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $48,050 95,700
19 Food Preparation And Serving Related $23,910 236,820
20 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $30,510 83,180
21 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $33,860 3,680
22 Protective Service $45,800 42,740

Summing up the best industries in Minnesota

There you have it; Management is the best industry to be in if you live around Minnesota.

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

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