Will you get a job?

It’s important to understand the labor market conditions and job trends when choosing a new profession. For example, nursing graduates will have a much easier time finding a job in Maine due to the nursing shortage than someone graduating with a Philosophy degree looking for a job in writing. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t follow your passion because Maine has a high ratio of sole proprietorship or self-employed workers. Many people in their chosen field who can’t find a job in Maine create one of their own!

The Maine Department of Labor maintains a robust set of statistics and projections on the labor market in Maine. Look up wages and employment information for your selected occupations for your region of the state using these tables:

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