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

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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When we normally think of Oregon 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 Oregon.

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 Oregon job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the Beaver 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 Oregon 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, Architecture And Engineering, as the best industry in Oregon.

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 Oregon

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Architecture And Engineering $86,810 40,820
2 Management $102,990 110,970
3 Life, Physical, And Social Science $62,020 20,750
4 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $90,100 98,610
5 Computer And Mathematical $82,190 50,900
6 Education, Training, And Library $57,450 103,930
7 Community And Social Service $46,490 35,930
8 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $52,120 27,780
9 Production And Manufactoring $37,460 113,230
10 Business And Financial Operations $68,530 83,790
11 Legal $90,480 12,030
12 Office And Administrative Support $37,430 265,770
13 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $33,380 14,150
14 Personal Care And Service $27,900 69,360
15 Construction And Extraction $50,820 72,580
16 Sales $37,980 181,760
17 Transportation $36,550 119,650
18 Food Preparation And Serving Related $25,190 170,710
19 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $29,350 55,400
20 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $47,190 61,940
21 Healthcare Support $35,110 48,130
22 Protective Service $50,010 32,740

Summing up the best industries in Oregon

There you have it; Architecture And Engineering is the best industry to be in if you live around Oregon.

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

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