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

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

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 Nevada job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the Silver 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 Nevada 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 Nevada.

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 Nevada

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Management $101,580 59,660
2 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $88,600 56,200
3 Legal $106,220 8,420
4 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $51,260 19,600
5 Office And Administrative Support $36,090 197,610
6 Architecture And Engineering $77,670 12,570
7 Education, Training, And Library $48,610 53,520
8 Business And Financial Operations $64,450 43,830
9 Life, Physical, And Social Science $66,600 8,400
10 Personal Care And Service $26,910 74,480
11 Computer And Mathematical $75,150 18,050
12 Construction And Extraction $49,810 64,010
13 Transportation $36,590 92,650
14 Community And Social Service $50,890 11,810
15 Protective Service $41,850 41,050
16 Food Preparation And Serving Related $26,500 181,260
17 Production And Manufactoring $36,160 43,100
18 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $49,410 47,970
19 Sales $35,400 139,010
20 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $29,810 73,420
21 Healthcare Support $34,350 23,690
22 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $34,170 620

Summing up the best industries in Nevada

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

On the other end of the spectrum, the Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Industry ranks as the worst in Nevada mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.