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2017 data

496

Unique Job Postings (February 2017-18)

$54,370

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>

415

Unique Job Postings (February 2017-18)

$60,486

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>

1,302

Unique Job Postings (February 2017-18, Nursing Occupations)

$49,597

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>

1,486

Unique Job Postings (February 2017-18, Computer Occupations)

$59,862

Average Annual Salary

I.T. jobs are found in tech firms large and small along with demand for I.T. pros in all business and public sectors across our region. Learn more about your future in Information Technology>

446

Unique Job Postings (February 2017-18)

$36,091

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>

114

Unique Job Postings (February 2017-18)

$21,622

Average Annual Salary

Early childhood is where the foundations are set for education, and there is a huge need for childcare workers and early childhood education teachers in the region, and many opportunities available to those interested in the field. Learn more about your future in Early Childhood Education>