Health care, retail and other service industries top employer recruiting in Miami

Health care, retail and other service industries top employer recruiting in MiamiPhoto: Florida Hospital/Glassdoor
Published on August 30, 2018

Considering a career move, or just interested in how national industry trends—like technology supplanting traditional labor roles—are playing out locally?

Service industries like health care, retail, restaurants, and travel are seeking large numbers of new workers in Miami, based on the top five in total jobs posted last month on jobs site Glassdoor. Technology-based industries like computer software, hardware, and internet enterprises are currently listing fewer open jobs in the area.

The ranks differ when considering employee satisfaction, however. One service industry ranks high: employees gave high overall ratings to Miami-based companies hiring in the travel industry, according to Glassdoor company profiles. By this metric, tech is performing better: local employers in internet tech and computer software received high overall ratings as well.

If you're a registered nurse, you're seeing plenty of opportunities for hiring and advancement in Miami. Registered nurses represented the category with the most new job listings last month, with retail representatives, shift managers, sales associates, and pharmacy technicians filling out the top five most job openings by occupation.

Many current industry trends in the city reflect patterns at the national level, while some are more unique to the area. Of the five industries bringing on the most workers in Miami last month, health care, retail, and recruiting were in the top five nationwide; restaurants and travel industries ranked fourth and fifth in Miami but sixth and 13th across the U.S., respectively.

Differences in how employees rate their employers across industries in Miami are similar to patterns seen across the country. Companies with the highest employee ratings in the U.S. appear in internet tech, accounting and law, real estate, computer software, and recruiting. Companies in three of those industries—internet tech, accounting and law, and computer software—are also rated highest among those hiring this month in Miami.

Among highly rated companies with new job listings last month, employees gave Miami-based internet companies an average overall rating of 3.85 out of five stars in the city; local travel agencies and tourist businesses earn an average rating of 3.73 stars, accounting and legal firms an average rating of 3.7 stars, and media companies around 3.63 stars.

Interested in scoring a new position in an industry with lots of opportunities or stellar employee satisfaction ratings? Companies in the following industries are looking for workers with a variety of skills.

Hospitals and health care companies like CVS Health,, and Baptist Health are looking for large numbers of registered nurses, retail representatives, and pharmacy technicians. And tech companies like, Mommy Jobs Online, and Skyscanner are currently recruiting sales agents, marketing specialists, and network engineers.

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