The Top 10 Jobs & Entrepreneur Opportunities in Hawaii

March 21, 2019 Written by Oralie Chapman

It’s a well-known fact that Hawaii has a high-cost of living and that working in low-wage jobs can make life very difficult. Investing in the right type of education and/or job training can set working Hawaiians on the path to career or entrepreneurial success. Research by Zippia identified the five best industries for jobs in Hawaii as:


  • Management
  • Education, training, and library
  • Architecture and engineering
  • Healthcare and tech
  • Life, physical and social science


Within these industries are the best jobs and entrepreneur opportunities in Hawaii for skilled workers and college graduates.


The Top 10 Jobs & Entrepreneur Opportunities in Hawaii


1. Self-enrichment education teachers

Unlike traditional educators, self-enrichment education teachers teach courses and classes that enrich people’s lives on nonacademic subjects like self-improvement and other non-job-oriented subjects.


2. Cost estimators

Cost estimators - who usually specialize in a product or industry - gather and analyze data for the purpose of estimating the cost, time, materials and labor needed to manufacture a product, build a building, or provide a service.


3. Computer systems analysts

Computer systems analysts or systems architects study businesses’ existing computer systems and procedures, then design solutions to help the business operate more efficiently and effectively.


4. Community health workers

Community health workers create connections between the community, health educators, and other healthcare and social service professionals. They gather data and identify the health concerns facing specific individuals and communities and create discussions to bring the problems to light. Their purpose is to improve the health of individuals and communities by developing and implementing health and outreach strategies suited to the community they serve.


5. Recreation workers

Recreation workers design and lead leisure activities for groups in a variety of volunteer agencies or recreation facilities including camps, parks, senior centers, sports-plexes and playgrounds. Activities range from outdoor programs, camping and sports to arts and crafts and music.  


6. Management analysts

Management analysts or management consultants come up with solutions to improve an organization's efficiency. Essentially, they advise managers on how to make their business more profitable by reducing costs and increasing revenues.


7. Network and computer systems administrators

Network and computer systems administrators manage the daily operation of a businesses’ computer systems and networks. Specifically, they establish, install, and support local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems.


8. Insurance sales agents

Insurance sales agents sell one or more types of insurance such as life, health or automobile. They contact potential customers, explain various insurance policies and help clients choose plans that suit their needs. After a client signs on they manage the account.


9. Social and human service assistants

Social and human service assistants help social workers, rehabilitation workers, psychologists and others to provide client and family support services. They also help connect clients to benefits and community services that could improve their lives.


10. Paralegals and legal assistants

Paralegals and legal assistants do a range of tasks to support lawyers, including drafting legal documents, maintaining and organizing files, and conducting legal research.


Partnering with Makai HR


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With the cost of doing business in Hawaii at record highs, we know how important it is to keep labor costs in line with revenue. Our plans are priced competitively and include value-added services like time-in/time-out systems. Our three tiers of PEO service plans are tailored to the size of your business and specific needs. We offer a 100% paperless solution which means that your employees can manage their needs through a computer, tablet or phone. We can truly improve your employees work benefits while freeing you up to run your business.


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