Where are the jobs? Top Ten Cities for Ten Industries

Depending on your industry, you could be inundated with prospective job leads or finding nothing, no matter how hard you look. If you are in this latter category, it could be because your industry is underrepresented in your region. Consider relocating to a new area to find work in your industry. Many blue-collar industries tend to be somewhat nomadic, following market and economic trends. For example, Detroit was known as the
home of the American automobile industry for the bulk of the twentieth century. Today, the industry is thriving and expected to keep growing in the southern states.

 home of the American automobile industry

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Get Those Jobs

As a worker, your career success depends on your ability to adapt to new settings. These lists were compiled according to each industry’s location quotients, which are ratios that compare a region’s distribution of jobs in a specific industry against the total distribution of those jobs in the United States. This information comes from the
United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. Top ten cities

Top Cities for Electricians

  1. Kokomo, IN
  2. Gary, IN
  3. Odessa, TX
  4. Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
  5. Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH
  6. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
  7. Casper, WY
  8. Framingham, MA
  9. Tuscaloosa, AL
  10. Baton Rouge, LA

Top Cities for Plumbers

  1. Pascagoula, MS
  2. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
  3. Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
  4. Billings, MT
  5. Baton Rouge, LA
  6. Gary, IN
  7. Kokomo, IN
  8. Appleton, WI
  9. Greeley, CO
  10. Lake Charles, LA

Top Cities for Welders

  1. Pascagoula, MS
  2. Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibidaux, LA
  3. Casper, WY
  4. Elkhart-Goshen, IN
  5. Odessa, TX
  6. Longview, TX
  7. Farmington, NM
  8. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
  9. Erie, PA
  10. Brownsville-Harlinger, TX

Top Cities for Landscapers and Groundskeepers

  1. Palm Coast, FL
  2. Naples-Marco Island, FL
  3. Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL
  4. Barnstable Town, MA
  5. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL
  6. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
  7. North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL
  8. St. George, UT
  9. Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI
  10. Port St. Lucie, FL

Top Cities for Data Entry

  1. Jackson, TN
  2. Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV
  3. El Paso, TX
  4. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
  5. Tallahassee, FL
  6. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
  7. Wichita, KS
  8. Salt Lake City, UT
  9. Topeka, KS
  10. Ogden-Clearfield, UT

Top Cities for Cabinet Makers

  1.  Cumberland, MD-WV
  2. Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA
  3. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ
  4. Sioux Falls, SD
  5. Billings, MT
  6. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
  7. St. George, UT
  8. Idaho Falls, ID
  9. Lewiston-Auburn, ME
  10. Dothan, AL

Top Cities for Carpenters

  1. Lake Charles, LA
  2. Rapid City, SD
  3. Pascagoula, MS
  4. Brunswick, GA
  5. Lancaster, PA
  6. Coeur d’Alene, ID
  7. Cheyanne, WY
  8. Fairbanks, AK
  9. Bellingham, WA
  10. Naples-Marco Island, FL

Top Cities for HVAC Technicians

  1. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL
  2. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
  3. Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL
  4. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
  5. Wilmington, NC
  6. Mobile, AL
  7. Lima, OH
  8. Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
  9. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
  10. Barnstable Town, MA

Top Cities for Painters

  1. Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
  2. Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL
  3. Portsmouth, NH-ME
  4. Warner Robins, GA
  5. Naples-Marco Island, FL
  6. Pascagoula, MS
  7. Jacksonville, NC
  8. Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR
  9. North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL
  10. Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA

Top Cities for Drywall Installers

  1. St. George, UT
  2. Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA
  3. Coeur d’Alene, ID
  4. Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA
  5. Provo-Orem, UT
  6. Vallejo-Fairfield, CA
  7. Tucson, AZ
  8. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
  9. Sioux Falls, SD
  10. Prescott, AZ

 

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