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Northwest Region

The Northwest Region is comprised of 18 counties, with Buchanan County being home to Saint Joseph, the region’s largest city. The top industries in the Northwest Region are Manufacturing, and Health Care and Social Assistance, which combined account for 33% of the region’s employment. Some of the largest private employers in the Northwest Region are Heartland Regional Medical Center, Triumph Foods, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica and Walmart. The average annual wage for all industries in the Northwest Region is $37,025. The top jobs below are from the 2024 long-term occupational projections.
Average Wages for Top Employing Industries in the Northwest Region 2016
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Top Job Outlook-Northwest    Top Job Openings-Northwest
Grade Occupation Title Total
Openings
Average
Wages
Grade Occupation Title Total
Openings
Average
Wages
A+ 682 $59,223   B 1,340 $19,662
A 519 $20,031   B 1,178 $18,463
A+ 507 $80,317   B 1,017 $24,067
A 188 $56,290   A+ 682 $59,223
A 168 $49,051   C+ 675 $19,345
A+ 134 $88,236   B 623 $26,375
A 101 $67,085   B+ 615 $41,522
A 101 $74,407   B 563 $20,980
A 92 $80,751   A 519 $20,031
A 88 $57,194   A+ 507 $80,317