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

by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 3 years ago

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When we normally think of Ohio 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 Ohio.

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 Ohio job scene here:

How we determined the best industries in the Buckeye 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 Ohio 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 Ohio.

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 Ohio

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $74,200 360,860
2 Architecture And Engineering $76,770 94,370
3 Education, Training, And Library $54,880 317,620
4 Production And Manufactoring $37,700 494,570
5 Management $107,060 239,640
6 Business And Financial Operations $67,400 261,220
7 Computer And Mathematical $79,290 140,110
8 Office And Administrative Support $35,300 815,240
9 Community And Social Service $44,150 76,540
10 Legal $85,440 30,740
11 Transportation $33,570 397,650
12 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $44,630 210,310
13 Life, Physical, And Social Science $67,720 35,490
14 Healthcare Support $27,740 199,500
15 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $45,120 59,760
16 Food Preparation And Serving Related $22,150 506,630
17 Sales $39,390 509,470
18 Construction And Extraction $47,730 180,550
19 Protective Service $42,520 116,940
20 Personal Care And Service $25,070 126,220
21 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $26,880 160,270
22 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $31,750 4,180

Summing up the best industries in Ohio

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

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

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