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

by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 3 years ago

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When we normally think of Tennessee 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 Tennessee.

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 Tennessee job scene here:

How we determined the best industries in the Volunteer 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee.

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 Tennessee

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $66,970 195,290
2 Management $94,440 164,680
3 Architecture And Engineering $73,010 45,120
4 Production And Manufactoring $34,150 268,120
5 Office And Administrative Support $34,460 470,590
6 Education, Training, And Library $47,410 151,460
7 Legal $96,240 13,540
8 Business And Financial Operations $64,020 110,140
9 Transportation $32,720 275,940
10 Computer And Mathematical $71,930 51,340
11 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $43,900 126,990
12 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $49,660 29,390
13 Sales $35,510 287,160
14 Life, Physical, And Social Science $62,960 15,030
15 Community And Social Service $39,690 30,600
16 Protective Service $37,520 67,000
17 Food Preparation And Serving Related $20,670 265,050
18 Construction And Extraction $40,000 90,750
19 Personal Care And Service $23,420 73,370
20 Healthcare Support $27,950 76,020
21 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $24,650 81,490
22 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $29,140 3,960

Summing up the best industries in Tennessee

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

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

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