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Most Frequently Advertised Jobs in Maine

Updated on April 18, 2015
Kezar Lake, Maine at sunset.
Kezar Lake, Maine at sunset. | Source

Rockland, Maine business owner Kate McAleer at age 27 was named the US Small Business Administration's Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2015. She launched a new candy company here called Bixby & Co. in 3,000 square feet of space. The Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership and several other business programs helped her to succeed.

Wide Variety of Career Fields in Maine Expand into 2018

The state of Maine offers employment opportunities in a variety of different occupations and career interests.

The Number One Top Job in High Demand in Maine is

  • Veterinary Tech

Other fields that require many more workers to 2018 include:

  • Healthcare,
  • Information Technology (IT),
  • Real Estate, and
  • Service and Hospitality.
  • Crossing Guards in larger numbers will also be needed, as well as
  • Research Scientists - this includes food scientists.
  • The Shipping Industry continues to grow and the
  • Commercial Fishing and lobstering types of buinesses in Maine remain strong.

A Good Place for Recreation, Business and Jobs

Skiing in Maine is a popular winter sport.
Skiing in Maine is a popular winter sport. | Source

University of Maine graduate Charley Friedman designed a new type of wallet with scraps of sail cloth and found that this new wallet was better than leather. His business now sells more than 20,000 wallets annually and continues to add new products.

Top 20 Jobs To Increase by 2018

  1. Veterinary technologists and technicians
  2. Recreational vehicle service technicians
  3. Network systems & data communications analysts
  4. Motorcycle mechanics
  5. Physical therapist assistants
  6. Medical assistants
  7. Interpreters and translators
  8. Broadcast news analysts
  9. Physician assistants
  10. Home health aides
  11. Real estate sales agents
  12. Funeral attendants
  13. Personal and home care aides
  14. Property, real estate & community association managers
  15. Computer software engineers, systems software
  16. Database administrators
  17. Biochemists and biophysicists
  18. Social and human service assistants
  19. Crossing guards
  20. Dental assistants

Northeasternmost State In the Union

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Home of Bixby Bars

Cities in Maine with the largest numbers of advertised jobs: Portland, Bangor, Augusta, South Portland, Lewiston, Scarborough, Auburn.

Snapshot of Jobs Advertised April - May 2015

Total Avg. Number of Jobs Open on a Day: 19,000+.

Highest Demand Jobs:

  1. Truck Drivers with CDL and Owner Operators
  2. Medical Assistants
  3. Registered Nurses
  4. Sales Representatives
  5. Patient Care Techs
  6. Real Estate Agents
  7. Retail Salespeople
  8. Retail Store Managers
  9. Automotive Technicians
  10. Satellite Dish Technicians

Major Employers - Insurance, Finance and Health

  1. Unum Provident Corp - Financial Services; over twice as many staff as the number 2 company.
  2. Aroostook Medical Center
  3. Maine Medical Health; Maine Medical Center
  4. Children's Miracle Network
  5. Eastern Maine Medical Center and Health Systems
  6. St Mary's Regional Medical Center
  7. Unum Life Insurance
  8. University Of Maine
  9. S & D Coffee Inc.
  10. Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Club
  11. Faithworks Inc.
  12. Hospital Central Maine Medical
  13. Jackson Laboratory
  14. Mercy Hospital
  15. Sunday River Ski Resort - Travel and Tourism

Dominant Job Advertisers In Maine

  • Aroostook Medical Center is a not-for-profit and leading provider of healthcare. They provide services to hard-to-reach rural areas.
  • ATX Inc.has job opportunities in several areas of computer programming, IT management functions, web design and management, customer service, form design and others.
  • Bath Iron Works is the leader in surface ship design and construction.
  • DeLorme makes mapping software, GPS hardware, wireless and Internet mapping applications, paper maps and atlases.
  • The Jackson Laboratory is the largest mammalian genetics research center in the world.
  • Larkin Enterprises, Inc. keeps a list of job opportunities on its website.
  • L.L.Bean is a family-owned company with headquarters in Freeport, Maine.
    Mercy Hospital/Health System is one of Maine's largest health care providers.
  • Point Sebago Resort is always looking for qualified staff in its Travel and Tourism services and products, including related jobs in dining, accommodations, retail, and other.
  • UnumProvident insurance and financial products is seeking professionals or an entry level candidates.
  • Wright Express Payment processing and information management services to US commercial and government vehicle fleet industry

Native American Business in Maine

Aroostook Band of Micmacs - P O Box 772, 521-D Mani St.; Presque Isle ME 04769

  • 207-764-1972

Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians - RR #3 Box 450; Houlton ME 04730-9514

  • (207) 532-4273

Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine - Indian Township Reservation; Post Office Box 301 Princeton ME 04668

  • (207) 796-2301

Passamaquoddy - Pleasant Point Reservation - Post Office Box 343; Perry ME 04667- 0343

  • (207) 853-2600

Penobscot Indian Nation - 6 River Road, Indian Island Reservation; Old Town ME 04468

  • (207) 827-7776

Portland Headlight
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Job and Player Opportunities with Sports Organizations in Maine

College and High School

  • Maine Black Bears
  • Maine Principals' Association

League Teams

The Maine Freeze - Women's Football

Maine Travel - Lighthouses

Higher Education in Maine

Major Colleges In Maine:

Maine Technical College System:

Faith Based Colleges in Maine:

University of Maine System:HQ in Bangor

  • University of Maine: Augusta with campuses also located in Farmington, Fort Kent, Machias, Orono, and Presque Isle

University of Southern Maine: HQ in Portland

University of New England

Acadia National Park, Maine.
Acadia National Park, Maine. | Source

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      Jeff M 9 years ago from Newington NH

      Maine is just such a beautiful place! I always feel at ease there.