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Reasons to Move: Employment Job Trends in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Updated on October 30, 2012

Are you considering a move to Milwaukee? There are plenty of good reasons that you might be thinking about making such a transition - the pleasant Midwestern way of life, the relatively moderate weather in Milwaukee throughout the year and the general safety of the city in comparison with cities of the same size. But, there's something about which you are probably concerned ... will you be able to get a good job if you move to Milwaukee?

Here are some things to know about job trends in Milwaukee which can aid you in making the decision about whether or not to move there:

  • PayScale.com provides average salary information for various jobs in the area. See http://www.payscale.com/research/US/City=Milwaukee/Salary for Milwaukee's updated information. This reports shows that average Milwaukee salaries for jobs in the IT, programming and design fields are between $30,000 and $60,000.
  • A job search on CraigsList.com Milwaukee reveals that there are jobs posted daily in all areas of business from office administration to real estate. See http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/ for additional details and up-to-date job seeking information.
  • Education is crucial. No, not getting a good education, although that's always a help for getting a job anywhere. But in Milwaukee, one of the greatest job trends is towards a return to school ... in the field of teaching. There are numerous jobs at the colleges and universities in Milwaukee, so if you're looking to make a move to the city and want to know where to start with a job search, think about going back to school. For information on the colleges and universities that are in Milwaukee, see http://milwaukee.about.com/cs/highereducation/index.htm.
  • The big companies. Most people tend to think that working at big companies means living in big cities. But that's not necessarily true. For example, earlier this year, AT&T hired 200 people in the Milwaukee area. For details about that particular job, see http://wistechnology.com/article.php?id=3676. But more important than the specific business is the general trend for large companies to provide good jobs to people in Milwaukee and small cities like it.
  • Telecommuting. This is one of the biggest job trends for people who are living in - and moving to - Milwaukee. Increasingly, jobs can be done from all over the world ... freelance writing is one example but any job that can be done on the computer can be done from wherever you can access the Internet. Anywhere. Like Milwaukee. Consider doing a job that will let you maintain your career from any location.
  • The small business owner. Okay, maybe telecommuting isn't right for you, the big companies don't appeal and you aren't interested in a job in education or IT. So, can you not move to Milwaukee? Hardly. The small business owner does well in Milwaukee because the cost of commercial real estate is relatively low. If you've ever dreamed about running your own cafĂ©, opening a retail store or starting your own service-based business, Milwaukee could be a good location.

There are plenty of good reasons to move to Milwaukee. Fear of not begin able to get a job when you get there shouldn't hold you back. If you're creative in your approach, you can take care of the current job trends in the area to create a career that will work for you.

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    tech for geek 

    10 years ago

    Thanks for your research and post.

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    viralprospector 

    10 years ago from DFW Texas

    Kathryn;

    Thanks for your research and post. So many are unemployed, and that helpful spirit of providing tools to assess is what will get us all through this together. Your good deeds will be rewarded, according to the #1 selling book of all time.

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    Job Nigeria 

    10 years ago

    programming and design salary fields are between $30,000 and $60,000.

    wow...sound like not a bad idea move to milwaukee.....

    Regards,

    Job Nigeria

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