April 20, 2014

What’s The Most Popular Job In Your State?

Do you know what the most popular job is in your state? Every state has a niche career that stands out as super popular.

We recently found a very cool map on a Business Insider post about the most popular jobs by state. The map is based on statistics from the BLS’s May 2013 Occupational Employment Statistics. It’s interesting to see which popular jobs shine in which states.

Find the most popular job in your state below:

  1. Alabama – Metal and Plastic Workers
  2. Alaska – Butchers
  3. Arizona – Plasterers
  4. Arkansas – Food Processing Workers
  5. California – Farmworkers
  6. Colorado – Atmospheric and Space Scientists
  7. Connecticut – Actuaries
  8. Delaware – Chemists
  9. District of Columbia – Political Scientists
  10. Florida – Motorboat Operators
  11. Georgia – Textile Workers
  12. Hawaii – Tour Guides
  13. Idaho – Forestry Technicians
  14. Illinois – Groundskeepers
  15. Indiana – Boilermakers
  16. Iowa – Agricultural Scientists
  17. Kansas – Agricultural Equipment Operators
  18. Kentucky – Miners
  19. Louisiana – Sailors
  20. Maine – Loggers
  21. Maryland – Subway Operators
  22. Massachusetts – Biochemists
  23. Michigan – Model Makers
  24. Minnesota – Food Scientists
  25. Mississippi – Upholsterers
  26. Missouri – Psychiatric Technicians
  27. Montana – Forestry Technicians
  28. Nebraska – Butchers
  29. Nevada – Gaming Supervisors
  30. New Hampshire – Metal and Plastic Workers
  31. New Jersey – Marriage and Family Therapists
  32. New Mexico – Physicists
  33. New York – Fashion Designers
  34. North Carolina – Textile Workers
  35. North Dakota – Oil/Gas Drillers
  36. Ohio – Foundry Casters
  37. Oklahoma – Oil/Gas Drillers
  38. Oregon – Loggers
  39. Pennsylvania – Survey Researchers
  40. Rhode Island – Electronic Engineers
  41. South Carolina – Tire Builders
  42. South Dakota – College Residential Advisors
  43. Tennessee – Conveyor Operators
  44. Texas – Petroleum Engineers
  45. Utah – Forestry Technicians
  46. Vermont – Highway Maintenance Workers
  47. Virginia – Legal Support
  48. Washington – Aircraft Assemblers
  49. West Virginia – Miners
  50. Wisconsin – Foundry Casters
  51. Wyoming – Oil/Gas Drillers

Where do you want to live? You can learn more about how the most popular jobs by state was determined on Business Insider. It’s interesting to note that the most popular job in 42 states (and the most common in the country) is a “retail salesperson“.

Where you live will help determine what you do. If you have a specific career path in mind, it may be helpful to relocate to a place where it is one of the more popular jobs. Relocating is challenging, but it can often boost your happiness levels through the roof. Here are some relocating tips to help determine if relocation is right for you.

Are you ready to find your dream job?

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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