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Ozark Region

The Ozark Region is comprised of 7 counties, including Greene County, which is home to Springfield, the region’s largest city. The top industry in the Ozark region is Health Care and Social Assistance, which accounts for 17% of the region’s employment. Some of the largest private employers in this region are Mercy Health, Cox Health, Silver Dollar City and Kraft Foods. Missouri State University is a large government employer in the region. The average annual wage for all industries in the Ozark Region is $37,475. The top jobs below are from the 2024 long-term occupational projections.
Average Wages for Top Employing Industries in the Ozark Region 2016
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Top Job Outlook-Ozark    Top Job Openings-Ozark
Grade Occupation Title Total
Openings
Average
Wages
Grade Occupation Title Total
Openings
Average
Wages
A+ 2,927 $54,819   B 4,442 $26,026
A 1,908 $23,229   B+ 4,248 $19,170
A+ 1,637 $79,485   B 3,288 $18,142
A 807 $45,078   B 3,156 $19,533
A 788 $35,893   A+ 2,927 $54,819
A 787 $18,610   B+ 2,133 $29,875
A 651 $55,849   B 1,920 $26,605
A 646 $46,813   A 1,908 $23,229
A 605 $56,523   A+ 1,637 $79,485
A 481 $51,593   B 1,505 $25,844