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The cannabis industry is steadily growing, creating a diverse range of job opportunities across various roles.

This guide provides a comprehensive view of cannabis careers, outlining the industry’s current state, trajectory, and available roles to job seekers.

Industry Expansion: Notable Employers

As the cannabis sector expands, there’s an increasing demand for skilled professionals. Multi-state operators (MSOs) such as Cresco Labs Inc CRLBF, Acreage Holdings Inc ACRHF and Columbia Care Inc., now known asThe Cannabist Company Holdings Inc CCHWF, are prominent employers propelling this growth. Understanding their hiring trends provides insights into actively sought-after positions.

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Exploring Opportunities: Job Search Platforms

For those entering the sector, job platforms from recruitment and cannabis companies simplify the job search process. A leading cannabis industry staffing platform, Vangst stands out by offering a broad range of cannabis job opportunities, covering positions from sales account managers, and edibles production associates to retail store managers.

See also: Vangst Secures Government Contract To Empower Cannabis Entrepreneurs

Companies and Positions

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Salary and Employment Trends

A recent report from ForceBrands sheds light on the remuneration landscape within the industry. CEOs at major cannabis companies earn an average of $416,240 annually, almost ten times more than mid-level managers.

Anticipating potential delays in federal legalization, recruiters are actively seeking ‘hyper-relevant candidates’ from outside the cannabis domain, individuals capable of aligning with core cannabis culture while applying best practices from more traditional consumer industries.

Largest 3-Year Salary Increases: Roles such as VP of fulfillment, master grower, controller, brand manager, and B2B sales manager have seen substantial salary increases, per the report.

Benefit Preferences

A ForceBrands survey shows that two-thirds of respondents would consider changing jobs for better benefits. Millennials prioritize financial support, while Gen X and boomers value physical health benefits. Family planning support ranks lowest across all demographics.

Emerging Opportunities in 2024

New job opportunities in 2024, according to OpenAI’s AI language model, ChatGPT, include roles such as sustainability specialist, genetics research scientist, compliance officer, infused product developer, cannabis tourism guide, e-commerce specialist, extraction technician, cannabis educator, security specialist and delivery driver.

The cannabis job market offers diverse opportunities for individuals with varied skills and expertise. Good luck!

Read Next: Biden Considers Marijuana Rescheduling: Boon Or Bust For The Industry? Former Top FDA Official Weighs In

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