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

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

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 Mississippi job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the Magnolia 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

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 Mississippi

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $64,210 77,970
2 Education, Training, And Library $42,790 75,450
3 Production And Manufactoring $34,210 109,330
4 Management $81,490 54,940
5 Architecture And Engineering $71,960 14,970
6 Legal $83,910 5,750
7 Office And Administrative Support $31,410 161,410
8 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $32,760 4,850
9 Transportation $32,160 94,320
10 Computer And Mathematical $66,430 11,300
11 Business And Financial Operations $59,150 30,630
12 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $40,840 51,460
13 Life, Physical, And Social Science $59,360 6,220
14 Community And Social Service $38,570 13,890
15 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $41,920 7,760
16 Protective Service $31,230 33,320
17 Construction And Extraction $39,190 42,020
18 Sales $30,190 115,190
19 Personal Care And Service $22,640 32,700
20 Food Preparation And Serving Related $20,280 104,700
21 Healthcare Support $24,260 31,930
22 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $22,080 37,180

Summing up the best industries in Mississippi

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

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