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

We used data to identify which five industries in Montana are the hottest at the moment.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 2 months ago

When we normally think of Montana 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 Montana.

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 Montana job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the Treasure 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 Montana 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 Montana.

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 Montana

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $74,680 29,390
2 Life, Physical, And Social Science $55,170 7,070
3 Legal $66,630 3,650
4 Architecture And Engineering $68,550 6,780
5 Education, Training, And Library $42,210 27,510
6 Community And Social Service $38,650 9,770
7 Management $87,000 14,830
8 Construction And Extraction $47,190 28,050
9 Office And Administrative Support $33,330 70,740
10 Business And Financial Operations $61,150 19,090
11 Computer And Mathematical $63,650 7,250
12 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $44,180 22,010
13 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $31,920 2,060
14 Production And Manufactoring $38,330 16,850
15 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $36,100 5,960
16 Sales $34,430 50,740
17 Personal Care And Service $24,880 15,190
18 Transportation $37,490 27,640
19 Food Preparation And Serving Related $22,420 50,060
20 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $27,010 20,080
21 Protective Service $43,120 7,650
22 Healthcare Support $28,560 12,350

Summing up the best industries in Montana

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

On the other end of the spectrum, the Healthcare Support Industry ranks as the worst in Montana mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.

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