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2018 / 2019 data

Manufacturing

3,399

Unique Job Postings (June 2018-19)

$55,239

Average Annual Salary

From your dinner table to the moon, goods produced in our region are everywhere in every walk of life. Learn more about your future in Manufacturing>

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

20,043

Unique Job Postings (June 2018-19)

$60,776

Average Annual Salary

Our region is a national leader in getting products to consumers with jobs up to five times the national average. Learn more about your future in Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics>

Health Sciences and Services

6,485

Unique Job Postings (June 2018-19)

$50,218

Average Annual Salary

The City of Joplin and other communities in southwest Missouri are truly a hub for the health care needs of nearly a half-million residents of the Four-State region. Learn more about your future in Health Care>

Construction

795

Unique Job Postings (June 2018-19)

$46,439

Average Annual Salary

The construction sector makes new schools, homes, businesses, and roads happen across our region. Construction careers enjoy a variety of new work settings with quick entry into a successful career pathway. Learn more about your future in Construction>