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

by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 3 years ago

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When we normally think of Utah 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 Utah.

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 Utah job scene here:

How we determined the best industries in the Beehive 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 Utah 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, Management, as the best industry in Utah.

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 Utah

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Management $93,380 83,120
2 Architecture And Engineering $75,100 27,070
3 Computer And Mathematical $77,210 44,830
4 Education, Training, And Library $50,630 84,850
5 Office And Administrative Support $33,880 243,600
6 Business And Financial Operations $64,740 70,470
7 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $47,190 20,360
8 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $74,370 66,980
9 Life, Physical, And Social Science $59,470 11,510
10 Legal $79,340 8,730
11 Production And Manufactoring $36,260 89,370
12 Construction And Extraction $42,830 79,510
13 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $46,270 54,600
14 Community And Social Service $42,350 18,490
15 Sales $39,090 139,640
16 Transportation $36,220 84,550
17 Personal Care And Service $25,410 39,200
18 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $25,190 43,100
19 Food Preparation And Serving Related $22,370 109,390
20 Healthcare Support $28,880 31,780
21 Protective Service $39,300 22,540
22 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $28,580 1,210

Summing up the best industries in Utah

There you have it; Management is the best industry to be in if you live around Utah.

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

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