Outer Banks Employment



Seeking employment on the Outer Banks? Tourism is the number one industry of our area providing approximately 30,000 jobs each year. Other industries such as commercial fishing, mail order outlets, and businesses which operate through technology also co-exist well with tourism.


Dare County
2014 Employment 18,199
2014 Unemployment 1,623
2014 Unemployment Rate 6.2%

Currituck County
2014 Employment 11,543
2014 Unemployment 746
2014 Unemployment Rate  6.1%

2015 Jobs - Dare County

Management Occupations 804
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 501
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 135
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 154
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 75
Community and Social Service Occupations 201
Legal Occupations 103
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 782
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 247
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 611
Healthcare Support Occupations 267
Protective Service Occupations 615
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 3,863
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,495
Personal Care and Service Occupations 534
Sales and Related Occupations 3,573
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 3,242
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 210
Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,401
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1,309
Production Occupations 708
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 776
Military occupations 198
Total: 21,804

A complete listing of Outer Banks businesses is included in our membership directory providing you with valuable information about the types of businesses which are currently operating in our area and how to contact them.

View local job openings posted by Chamber members.

Download this List of Job Titles and Average Earnings in Dare County.



NCWorks Online is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information.

Please visit www.ncworks.gov  for more information.



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