Why care about industries?
An 'industry' describes the collection of companies and organizations connected with producing a particular product or service, such as cars, software, health care, or energy.
Industry research can help shed light on which industries are growing and which are declining in a local area. Knowing where industry growth is high can guide you to focus your job search in a certain location, target specific companies for job applications, or strengthen your knowledge of a growing industry.
Keep in mind that some occupations appear in many different industries. Careers in many IT roles, human resources, sales, business analysis, and administration are available across industries, so job seekers in these fields should not limit their search to a particular industry.
- From Career OneStop