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When we normally think of West Virginia 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 West Virginia.
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 West Virginia job scene here:
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 West Virginia job market.
At the end of the day, we were able to find the following, relevant criteria for determining the best industries:
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 West Virginia.
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.
|1||Healthcare Practitioners And Technical||$67,070|
|3||Architecture And Engineering||$71,930|
|4||Education, Training, And Library||$45,540|
|6||Office And Administrative Support||$31,380|
|7||Construction And Extraction||$45,930|
|8||Community And Social Service||$36,990|
|9||Business And Financial Operations||$58,690|
|10||Production And Manufactoring||$38,860|
|12||Computer And Mathematical||$67,990|
|13||Installation, Maintenance, And Repair||$39,630|
|14||Life, Physical, And Social Science||$55,240|
|15||Personal Care And Service||$22,740|
|17||Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media||$42,660|
|18||Food Preparation And Serving Related||$21,780|
|21||Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance||$23,970|
|22||Farming, Fishing, And Forestry||$29,090|
There you have it; Healthcare Practitioners And Technical is the best industry to be in if you live around West Virginia.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Industry ranks as the worst in West Virginia mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.
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