These Are The 5 Best Industries For Jobs In Rhode Island For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 7 months ago
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When we normally think of Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.

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 Rhode Island job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the Ocean 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 Rhode Island 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 21 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 Rhode Island.

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 Rhode Island

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $87,340 31,280
2 Education, Training, And Library $59,390 33,470
3 Legal $96,530 3,810
4 Architecture And Engineering $87,560 7,510
5 Computer And Mathematical $85,200 14,270
6 Business And Financial Operations $75,000 25,460
7 Community And Social Service $49,440 9,230
8 Office And Administrative Support $39,340 75,640
9 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $54,060 6,380
10 Production And Manufactoring $37,600 30,090
11 Healthcare Support $32,010 20,660
12 Life, Physical, And Social Science $75,150 2,530
13 Food Preparation And Serving Related $25,070 50,460
14 Protective Service $49,170 12,350
15 Sales $45,430 46,090
16 Construction And Extraction $51,780 16,000
17 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $49,190 15,640
18 Personal Care And Service $28,370 12,460
19 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $29,980 15,500
20 Transportation $35,200 24,990
21 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $35,650 130

Summing up the best industries in Rhode Island

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

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