These Are The 5 Best Industries For Jobs In New Jersey For 2018

by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 3 years ago

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When we normally think of New Jersey 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 New Jersey.

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 New Jersey job scene here:

How we determined the best industries in the Garden 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 New Jersey 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 20 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, Computer And Mathematical, as the best industry in New Jersey.

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.

Detailed List Of The Best Industries In New Jersey

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Computer And Mathematical $96,210 140,840
2 Education, Training, And Library $58,680 307,080
3 Business And Financial Operations $82,280 226,570
4 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $89,940 223,250
5 Life, Physical, And Social Science $88,880 36,500
6 Architecture And Engineering $90,130 50,430
7 Office And Administrative Support $40,080 654,180
8 Community And Social Service $54,330 61,970
9 Transportation $36,420 330,290
10 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $59,490 43,460
11 Healthcare Support $30,870 150,560
12 Protective Service $55,160 108,170
13 Personal Care And Service $31,940 113,480
14 Sales $45,000 409,470
15 Production And Manufactoring $38,880 176,100
16 Construction And Extraction $60,100 119,340
17 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $52,050 134,520
18 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $30,600 126,890
19 Food Preparation And Serving Related $25,600 299,540
20 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $28,340 5,160

Summing up the best industries in New Jersey

There you have it; Computer And Mathematical is the best industry to be in if you live around New Jersey.

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

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