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Top Careers in Springfield, Missouri

Whether you're a current resident or you're considering relocating to the area, Springfield, MO, offers many fast-growing careers. Read below to learn about Springfield itself, as well as both its current and projected job situations.

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Facts About Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, the third largest city in Missouri, is the county seat of Greene County. It is located in the Southwestern portion of Missouri, or Ozark region, known as the Springfield Plateau.

Top Employers in Springfield, Missouri

According to the Springfield Business Development Corporation, the following businesses were the top 10 employers in Springfield, Missouri MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) in 2015:

  • Mercy Hospital Springfield
  • CoxHealth Systems
  • Walmart Stores, Inc.
  • Springfield Public Schools
  • Bass Pro Shops | Tracker Marine
  • U.S. Government
  • State of Missouri
  • Missouri State University
  • Citizens Memorial Healthcare
  • City of Springfield

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  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Largest Occupations in Springfield, Missouri

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2014, the following were the top 10 largest occupations in Springfield in order:

  • Retail Salespersons
  • Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  • Registered Nurses
  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • General Office Clerks
  • Cashiers
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Waiters and Waitresses
  • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical and Executive
  • Nursing Assistants

Top Openings

According to the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC), the following are projected to be the top 10 occupations with the most openings from 2012-2022 in the Southwest Region. This includes Springfield.

  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Retail Salespersons
  • Cashiers
  • Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  • Hand Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Waiters and Waitresses
  • Registered Nurses
  • General Office Clerks
  • Personal Care Aides
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