What Wacky Job Each US State Googled More Than Any Other

Posted January 29th, 2016 at 12:14 pm (UTC-5)
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Lion tamer Alexander Lacey of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky. Sept. 8, 2013. (Photo by Flickr user Arthur T. LaBar via Creative Commons license)

Lion tamer Alexander Lacey of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky, Sept. 8, 2013. (Photo by Flickr user Arthur T. LaBar via Creative Commons license)

If you’re looking for a job as a lion tamer then you probably live in California, while pirate job seekers can be found in North Carolina, and professional cuddlers might be searching for work in New York.

Those are just some of the more unique jobs searched for in one state more than in any of the others, according to a new map put out by Zippia.

Many Americans might start a job search by turning to Google. Zippia, a career resource website, used Google Trends to develop its data. Google Trends allows users to put type in certain search terms and see how popular that term is relative to other places.

Some of the identified jobs tell you a little about the state. For example, in Idaho, “bike repair” jobs are highly googled. Road cycling and mountain biking are popular in the Western mountain state. “Oil jobs” are most googled in North Dakota, where the oil industry boomed after the discovery of the Parshall Oil Field in 2006.

The unscientific study says the most googled job in the southern state of Georgia is that of “stripper”. A recent study found Atlanta ranked fifth when it comes to U.S. cities with the highest number of strip clubs per capita. Portland, Oregon ranked first, but people in Oregon search for the job of “urban farmer” more than any other state.

The top job searches in Pennsylvania are “merchandiser jobs” and “dance mom”. There’s a popular reality television show called “Dance Moms”, which focuses on a dance studio in western Pennsylvania. So it’s possible those people are interested in the show and are not looking for a career as a “dance mom”.

Here’s the full map:

 

google-job-searches-by-state

Some of the other job search results include:

Alabama
Chaplain Jobs

Arizona
Bee Keeper
Life Coach

Florida
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Body Painter
Cave Divers

Hawaii
Navy Seal
You Tube Star
Astronomer

Iowa
Wrestling Jobs
Carny

Kentucky
Tree Hugger

Michigan
Lighthouse Keeper

Minnesota
Lumberjack

Missouri
Tornado Chaser

Oklahoma
Dog Groomer
Petroleum Engineer

Texas
Referee Jobs
Peace Keeper
Stormchaser

Wyoming
Mechanic Jobs
Cowboy

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