High-End Pot Jobs Just Around the Corner

High-End Pot Jobs Just Around the Corner

When most of us think about cannabis jobs, positions like budtender and trimmer probably come to mind. But with legal marijuana thriving across the country, we’ve officially entered a new era of careers in weed.
The cannabis world has changed drastically since medicinal bud was first legalized in the late 1990s. As we enter 2019, the industry is projected to continue to boom — to the tune of 220% growth over the next year alone. While this is certainly great news for the investors and companies building the recreational and medicinal cannabis market, it’s also a great time for job seekers looking for their next big thing.
The New Era Of Weed Careers

As with any high growth industry, the canna-boom has revealed a whole host of opportunities for professionals of all specialties. From high-profile legal and compliance positions to retail management and even sommeliers — yep, just like the wine professionals — legitimate cannabis companies are attracting top notch talent from more established, mainstream industries.

To put it into perspective, marijuana jobs grew a whopping 690% between January 1, 2017 and August 1, 2018, including many roles in compliance, operations, and finance. While cultivation and extraction positions may still represent the lion’s share of these careers, the tide is turning toward staffing high-caliber roles necessary to lead large businesses.

The Hits Keep Coming

As if the growing number of careers in cannabis wasn’t good enough news, salaries for cannabis workers grew more than 16% between 2017 and 2018. It’s shaping up to be a big year for companies companies nationwide. If you’re looking to make a change and start the year fresh, now may be the time to take you particular set of skills to your closest cannabis company.