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South Central Region

The South Central Region is comprised of 12 counties with Poplar Bluff and West Plains being the region’s largest cities.Health Care and Social Assistance and Retail Trade are the top two industries in this region. Some of the largest private employers in this region are Walmart, Ozarks Medical Center, Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center and Briggs and Stratton. The average annual wage for all industries in the South Central Region is $29,614. The top jobs below are from the 2024 long-term occupational projections.
Average Wages for Top Employing Industries in the South Central Region 2016
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Top Job Outlook-South Central    Top Job Openings-South Central
Grade Occupation Title Total
Openings
Average
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Grade Occupation Title Total
Openings
Average
Wages
B+ 1,292 $18,026   B+
1,292 $18,026
B+ 859 $19,407   B 1,138 $18,942
A 735 $51,627   B+ 859 $19,407
B+ 398 $19,010   A 735 $51,627
A 363 $70,836   B 648 $24,597
B+ 351 $44,866   B 450 $21,239
B+ 263 $33,861   B+ 398 $19,010
B+ 166 $57,661   B 380 $25,622
A 77 $58,797   A 363 $70,836
B+ 76 $76,123   B 352 $19,928
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