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

by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 3 years ago

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When we normally think of New York 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 York.

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 York job scene here:

How we determined the best industries in the Empire 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 York 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, Education, Training, And Library, as the best industry in New York.

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 York

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Education, Training, And Library $65,870 691,770
2 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $77,460 206,470
3 Business And Financial Operations $92,630 523,440
4 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $88,390 528,800
5 Computer And Mathematical $93,260 245,150
6 Community And Social Service $51,850 175,790
7 Office And Administrative Support $42,220 1,499,510
8 Architecture And Engineering $82,900 112,600
9 Life, Physical, And Social Science $74,520 67,870
10 Personal Care And Service $29,870 370,730
11 Protective Service $51,430 294,070
12 Sales $51,470 931,490
13 Healthcare Support $30,540 364,110
14 Construction And Extraction $62,960 328,820
15 Production And Manufactoring $38,780 335,090
16 Transportation $40,030 484,920
17 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $33,660 319,020
18 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $51,130 299,020
19 Food Preparation And Serving Related $27,270 735,490
20 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $34,680 3,460

Summing up the best industries in New York

There you have it; Education, Training, And Library is the best industry to be in if you live around New York.

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

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