These Are The 5 Best Industries For Jobs In North Dakota For 2018

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

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 North Dakota job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the Peace 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 North Dakota 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 North Dakota.

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 North Dakota

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $69,780 25,340
2 Management $99,360 20,300
3 Architecture And Engineering $70,330 6,750
4 Transportation $44,670 39,550
5 Education, Training, And Library $49,520 22,550
6 Life, Physical, And Social Science $62,740 3,430
7 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $53,240 23,000
8 Construction And Extraction $53,100 35,650
9 Office And Administrative Support $36,490 60,100
10 Legal $79,640 2,100
11 Business And Financial Operations $61,460 17,490
12 Community And Social Service $47,060 5,670
13 Computer And Mathematical $67,160 7,340
14 Personal Care And Service $28,700 16,050
15 Production And Manufactoring $44,080 23,080
16 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $34,710 1,560
17 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $39,990 4,920
18 Healthcare Support $32,920 12,660
19 Sales $39,950 40,470
20 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $29,830 15,050
21 Food Preparation And Serving Related $24,340 35,370
22 Protective Service $44,370 6,790

Summing up the best industries in North Dakota

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

On the other end of the spectrum, the Protective Service Industry ranks as the worst in North Dakota mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.