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New Hampshire - Insurance and Finance In a Recovering Economy

Updated on September 4, 2015
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Ms. Inglish is an award-winning Employment & Training pro with regional records and tens of thousands placed into gainful employment.


Finance, Insurance, and Healthcare Jobs

New Hampshire industry is diverse and provides a wealth of career options and job openings for state residents and those that might like to move into the state. The Healthcare Industry is a major leader in providing the Top 20 Jobs in New Hampshire for many years into the future, with hospitals and clinics among the Top 20 Employers in the State.

Financial Services and Products are also high on the list in the Top 20 Jobs and Employers. Fidelity Investments and Liberty Mutual Insurance offer numerous positions in the sales and administration of life insurance, health insurance, auto insurance, mutual funds, annuities, securities, college financing products, employee benefits packages, mortgages, home insurances and a wide range of related precuts and services.

Downtown Manchester NH

The largest cluster of available jobs are located in Manchester NH.
The largest cluster of available jobs are located in Manchester NH. | Source

Manufacturing in NH

Manufacturing of various kinds is a large part of the private sector that creates hundreds of new jobs each year, For example, Sanders Associates, located in Nashua, NH manufactures electronic equipment, a popular and high demand item. Aside from the Top 20 Employers, there are other important companies doing business in the state. Ingersoll-Rand manufactures heavy machinery in the same locale for creating plastic moldings and environmental pollution control systems.

Digital Equipment Corporation was purchased as a company Compaq in the city of Salem and manufactures computers, a lucrative industry that provides many jobs. Miniature Precision Ball Bearings is located in Lebanon and manufactures bearings for navigational equipment. Phas-R Laser Company develops custom lasers. Anheuser-Busch is a large company in Merrimack and is famous for its various beers. Another company, Felton Inc., is located in Manchester NH and offers manufacturing and design services.New England Homes in Portsmouth produces prefabricated houses.

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Specialized Skills Required in New Hampshire

Many local industries need skilled workers that are trained and knowledgeable in their field of employment - specialists, actually. Many of the steps in the manufacturing and production process need concentration and patience, with precise movements in tight areas. Additional steps require skilled hand movements, good eyesight and superior concentration.

Specialized skilled required in New Hampshire production and manufacturing include metal cutting, precision tool work, welding and other trade skills that need on the job training in a medium or long duration and often, vocational college or a training school. Some of these are unionized jobs and offer apprentice programs.

During training for skilled occupations, successful learners amass transferable skills that can benefit cities and towns across New Hampshire. Many of the products produced in the state are shipped to other site in the USA and even across the globe, indicating a high quality and a high demand that will keep these industries alive while developing new jobs and careers in the associated industries. The application of production and manufacturing to the newer "green industries" and space exploration and habitation adds further options and opportunities to workers and career professionals in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire is a center for environmental improvement and nature conservancy, contributing to green industries as much as to the Tourism Industry.

New Hampshire is also home to an active State Nuclear Industry that creates alternative power sources and continually develops new jobs.

Alternative Energy and Sustainability

  • Important indicators in New Hampshire for addressing alternative sources of fuel and energy appear below. In addition, these are signs of the importance of developing green industries and related businesses, along with developing jobs and training programs for workers in these expanding industries.

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Largest Employers


High Demand Jobs

Top 10 Leading Companies advertising for the most workers in New Hampshire, with their most advertised high demand jobs:

  • United States Air Force - Healthcare Positions

  1. Clinical Psychologists
  2. Clinical Social Workers
  3. Dentists
  4. Nurses
  5. Optometrists
  6. Pharmacists
  7. Physicians
  8. Physician Assistants
  9. Psychiatrists
  10. Public Health Officers
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance

  1. Sales Representatives
  2. IT Project Managers
  3. Software Development
  4. Managers - various fields
  5. Software Developers
  6. Technologists in Software
  7. Development Staff
  8. Business Systems Analysts
  9. Claims Adjusters
  10. Insurance Assistants
  11. Senior Software Developers
  12. Software Developers for Java
  • Dell

  1. Product Consultants
  2. Software Engineer Strategists
  3. Quality Sr. Engineers
  4. Storage Development Techs
  5. Senior Engineers
  6. Dell Compellent Product Consultants
  7. Field Marketing Sr.Advisors
  8. Product Sr. Advisors
  • Genesis Healthcare

  1. Physical Therapists
  2. Physical Therapy Assistants and Aides
  3. Certified Nursing Assistants
  4. Occupational Therapists
  5. Occupational Therapy Assistants
  6. Speech-Language Pathologists
  7. Assistant Program Managers
  • Dartmouth-Hitchock

  1. Staff Nurses (RNs)
  2. Physicians
  3. Medical Assistants
  4. Advanced Practice Nurses
  5. Staff Physicians
  6. Clinical Secretaries
  7. Ambulatory Care Nurses
  8. LNAs - Licensed Nursing Assistants
  9. Unit Support Assistants
  • New England Physician Recruitment Center

  • Schneider National - Trucking

  • Core Medical Group

  • Elliot Hospital- Healthcare

  • Staples

  1. Technicians - computers and furniture
  2. Salespeople

Comparison: High Demand Jobs, Previous Year

Following up the long-term NH employment and job advertising trends from early 2006 to Spring 2014, we find the following highest demand jobs in New Hampshire among 34,400 listings aggregated from all Internet sources. The number of jobs advertised increased by 100% from 2006 to 2014.

Many jobs are advertised and available in Food/Dining, Retail Sales, and Healthcare.

  1. Physical Therapists
  2. CDL Truck Drivers
  3. Occupational Therapists
  4. Store Managers and Assistant Managers - Retail and Dining
  5. Nursing Assistants (CNAs)
  6. Sales Associates
  7. Pizza Hut Jobs: Crew/Team members, Shift Managers, General and Assistant Managers
  8. Retail Sales Representatives
  9. Customer Service Representatives
  10. Registered Nurses (RNs), Nurse Practitioners (NP), Physician Assistants (PAs)


Native American Businesses

...are actively operating in three locations in Manchester, New Hampshire. They are operated by the nations of the Abenaki and the Pennacook,

Abenaki Indian Center, Inc.

  • 381 Chestnut St., Manchester NH 03101
  • (603) 644-4555

Abenaki Nation of New Hampshire

  • 1001 Elm Street, Manchester NH 03101
  • (603) 644-4555

Pennacook New Hampshire Tribe

  • 83 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH 03101

Sports Related Opportunities in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is well known for outdoor sports.

College and High School

  • New Hampshire Wildcats - Durham

League Teams

University of New Hampshire - Architecture Appreciation

Postsecondary Education

Southern New Hampshire University: Manchester

Thomas More College of Liberal Arts: Merrimack, NH + Rome, Italy

University of New Hampshire: Durham and Manchester

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    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Yes, that is ironic. Has it to do with bail outs?

    • CRe8tiVeLiFe profile image

      Erin 4 years ago from Somewhere over the rainbow ;-)

      Does anyone else think it's ironic that the top jobs are in finance in this economy? Maybe it's just me. ;-) Great hub, thanks!