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

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

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 Nebraska job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the Cornhusker 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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska.

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 Nebraska

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $70,460 59,560
2 Computer And Mathematical $73,570 28,000
3 Education, Training, And Library $49,910 57,760
4 Production And Manufactoring $35,980 76,730
5 Management $99,940 44,910
6 Business And Financial Operations $65,430 48,520
7 Office And Administrative Support $33,950 155,890
8 Architecture And Engineering $70,640 12,390
9 Transportation $36,760 79,680
10 Community And Social Service $40,050 14,620
11 Legal $83,690 4,760
12 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $44,810 39,470
13 Life, Physical, And Social Science $61,660 7,390
14 Construction And Extraction $41,830 43,050
15 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $34,150 3,690
16 Sales $36,740 102,160
17 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $43,120 11,200
18 Personal Care And Service $26,040 27,080
19 Food Preparation And Serving Related $22,740 81,940
20 Healthcare Support $28,960 25,720
21 Protective Service $43,270 15,220
22 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $26,500 28,250

Summing up the best industries in Nebraska

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

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

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