Tourism is the top industry in Ocean City, New Jersey. The Boardwalk includes hundreds of shops, eateries and amusements. A lot of the jobs are provided by shops and small tourist-related businesses.
Boat building is also important to the local economy. Nearby, Shore Memorial Hospital, is one of the region's major employers. Atlanticare is also a top employer. The close by casino industry in Atlantic City also provides a large number of jobs for the region.
The leading fields of employment in Ocean City are healthcare, arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; educational services, and professional, scientific and technical services. Management, professional and related occupations (36% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (28% of the workforce). Service occupations (18% of the labor force).
Details about Ocean City, New Jersey: The cost of living index in 2008 was 125.4 which is high when compared to the country's average of 100. Regarding the adult population, 34% have earned a bachelor's degree or better. In 2009 the average salary was $37,000.
Some of the jobs in Ocean City where the majority of the workers are college graduates are teachers, registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, financial managers, educational administrators, sales managers, pharmacists, and sales and human service assistants.
Some of the region's notable employers are provided below:
- Shore Memorial Hospital
- AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
- City of Ocean City
- Telemark Global Solutions
Local companies have access to helpful organizations including:
- Ocean City Chamber of Commerce
- New Jersey Economic Development Authority
- New Jersey Small Business Development Centers
The Ocean City Gazette includes current information regarding the local business community.