Sebastian is primarily a residential community, popular with families and retirees. The majority of the residents commute to jobs in Vero Beach, St. Lucie County and Brevard County. The region includes high-tech industries and numerous aerospace related companies. The primary employment sectors in Sebastian are healthcare, construction, accommodation and food services, finance and insurance and education. About 26% of the workforce have sales and office jobs. Approximately 25% of the workers are in service occupations.
Some of the most popular jobs filled by workers with college degrees are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, accountants an auditors, lawyers, management analysts, personal financial advisors, pharmacists, financial managers and physical therapists.
The major employers in Sebastian are shown below:
- Sebastian River Medical Center
- City of Sebastian
- Publix Supermarket
- Macho Products Inc
- MDI Products LLC
- Complete Electric Inc
- Barefoot Bay Recreation District
- Hearndon Construction Inc
- Sebastian River Holdings Inc
- Ford Wire Cable Corporation
Interesting information about Sebastian: The cost of living index in 2008 was 89.4 which is less than the national average of 100. In 2009 the average salary in Sebastian was $27,000. About 10% of the residents have a bachelor's degree and approximately 4% hold a graduate degree.
Sebastian companies have access to helpful business organizations including:
The Sebastian Sun offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Sebastian.