When viewing industry snapshot data, be mindful that this includes the number of individuals employed in the Industry shown on the left margin of the resource. In this case, these employment numbers represent current jobs in the Jacksonville region. Average annual wages are also important to note. This is an average—not entry-level wages. However, this provides a solid baseline when considering what individuals in these industries make per year on average. According to Chmura Economics & Analytics, a location quotient (LQ) is a measurement of concentration in comparison to the nation. An LQ of 1.00 indicates a region has the same concentration of an industry (or occupation) as the nation. An LQ of 2.00 would mean the region has twice the expected employment compared to the nation and an LQ of 0.50 would mean the region has half the expected employment in comparison to the nation.
One of the aspects of EarnUp.org that sets it apart from other resources is that it is rooted in region-specific data. It also showcases Northeast Florida’s target industries, Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Transportation & Logistics, Financial Services, Health & Biomedical and IT & Innovation. As the region grows in population, additional industries are seeing an increased need for skilled staff in support industries, which include Construction, Public Service, Education, Agribusiness, Real Estate, Recreation & Hospitality, Social Services, Entrepreneurship and The Arts.
Use the tool below to see industy snapshot data that can lead you to or reinforce your chosen career pathway. Take some time to consider the overall scope and significance of this data and how it applies to your Career Pathway. You can also see what occupations are available in the Jacksonville region by visiting our Occupation Data section.