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

by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 3 years ago

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When we normally think of Texas 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 Texas.

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 Texas job scene here:

How we determined the best industries in the Lone Star 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 Texas 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 20 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 Texas.

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 Texas

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Architecture And Engineering $92,580 237,260
2 Education, Training, And Library $49,780 739,040
3 Computer And Mathematical $86,920 350,160
4 Office And Administrative Support $36,420 2,008,820
5 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $75,500 645,920
6 Business And Financial Operations $77,250 564,390
7 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $44,530 500,330
8 Construction And Extraction $42,590 579,760
9 Transportation $37,600 837,900
10 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $52,750 125,800
11 Life, Physical, And Social Science $74,370 82,370
12 Production And Manufactoring $38,230 673,270
13 Personal Care And Service $22,470 391,770
14 Sales $42,100 1,257,650
15 Protective Service $43,710 297,440
16 Community And Social Service $48,280 111,510
17 Food Preparation And Serving Related $22,810 1,138,440
18 Healthcare Support $28,980 312,950
19 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $26,520 19,440
20 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $24,450 331,910

Summing up the best industries in Texas

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

On the other end of the spectrum, the Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance Industry ranks as the worst in Texas mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.

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