These Are The 5 Best Industries For Jobs In South Carolina For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 7 months ago
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When we normally think of South Carolina 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 South Carolina.

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 South Carolina job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the Palmetto 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 South Carolina 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 South Carolina.

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 South Carolina

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Architecture And Engineering $75,400 37,800
2 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $73,440 119,740
3 Production And Manufactoring $37,070 195,120
4 Education, Training, And Library $47,130 114,000
5 Management $97,100 87,700
6 Legal $75,240 13,080
7 Office And Administrative Support $33,530 297,900
8 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $42,510 90,490
9 Business And Financial Operations $60,870 74,980
10 Computer And Mathematical $71,730 37,660
11 Community And Social Service $40,890 24,850
12 Transportation $32,000 143,480
13 Sales $32,820 219,130
14 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $45,220 18,100
15 Food Preparation And Serving Related $20,930 195,840
16 Life, Physical, And Social Science $63,760 9,110
17 Protective Service $37,080 46,730
18 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $23,550 69,340
19 Construction And Extraction $38,950 73,560
20 Healthcare Support $27,260 55,380
21 Personal Care And Service $23,030 51,820
22 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $35,270 4,000

Summing up the best industries in South Carolina

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

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