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Seek Missouri for High Demand Future Jobs

Updated on October 26, 2016
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Ms. Inglish is a successful Employment & Training pro setting Midwest regional records with tens of thousands placed to gainful employment.

Missouri Landmarks Attract Visitors and Business

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Missouri OzarksAn entire park has grown up around the St. Louis Arch. This development has attracted new tourists s well as new business ventures.Climatron Botanical Garden
Missouri Ozarks
Missouri Ozarks | Source
An entire park has grown up around the St. Louis Arch. This development has attracted new tourists s well as new business ventures.
An entire park has grown up around the St. Louis Arch. This development has attracted new tourists s well as new business ventures. | Source
Climatron Botanical Garden
Climatron Botanical Garden | Source

Employment Projections for Future Growing Jobs

Missouri Job Advertisements for openings tripled from 2009 to 2014, followed by a decline that reversed in 2015. By mid-2016, at least 80,000 job openings were listed across the state.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the following jobs to be in highest demand overall during the decade ending in the year 2020. Of these, the IT (Information Technology) and Healthcare vacancies are expected to increase more quickly and in largest numbers.

  1. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
  2. Skin Care Specialists
  3. Pharmacy Technicians
  4. Computer Software Applications Engineers
  5. Medical Scientists
  6. Home Health Aides (HHAs)
  7. Bill and Account Collectors
  8. Veterinary Techs
  9. Personal and Home Care Aides
  10. Marriage and Family Counselors -- Individual and Family Services are projected to be the fastest growing industry in Missouri through 2016.
  11. Computer Systems Software Engineers
  12. Vocational Education Teachers - college level.
  13. Manicurists & Pedicurists
  14. Social and Human Service Assistants
  15. Microbiologists
  16. Forensic Science Techs
  17. Veterinarians
  18. Counselors for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorders
  19. Tire Builders
  20. Food Scientists and Techs

Jobs were celebrated at the 1904 World's Fair

1904 World's Fair at St. Louis and the "Palace of Varied Industries" 525 ft. wide and 1200 ft. long in today's Forest Park.
1904 World's Fair at St. Louis and the "Palace of Varied Industries" 525 ft. wide and 1200 ft. long in today's Forest Park.

Over 60% More New Jobs

Job listings across Missouri grew over 60% from mid-2014 through mid-2016.

Companies Hiring Now In Large Numbers

  • USXL - Nearly 2,000 CDL truck drivers needed in May 2016
  • Butler Transport - Trucking
  • American Central Transport (ACT) - Trucking
  • Dollar General - Retail
  • CAR Transport - Trucking
  • BJC HealthCare
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • McDonalds, Sonic, Pizza Hut, Domino's - Food Services
  • PetSmart - Retail
  • RWI Transportation - Trucking
  • Riverside Transport - Trucking

Major Market Areas

St. Louis:
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Business Underground

Many underground warehouses operate in Missouri near the major cities.

Major Market Areas - Fast Growing Jobs

Largest Numbers of Job Openings in Largest Missouri Markets

St. Louis

  1. Physicians and Registered Nurses (RNs)
  2. Sales Representatives
  3. Physical Therapists
  4. Truck Drivers
  5. Project Managers - IT, including Engineers
  6. Business Analysts

Kansas City

  1. Physicians and Registered Nurses (RNs)
  2. Accountants and Auditors - includes Forensic Accounting
  3. Sales Representatives
  4. Computer Systems Analysts
  5. Physical Therapists

Ozark Region

  1. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  2. Salespeople and Customer Service Representatives
  3. Sales Representatives

Southwest Region

  1. Truck Drivers
  2. Customer Services Representatives
  3. Registered Nurses (RNs)

Transportation Industry - Riverboat Delta Queen

Job Vacancies Over 140,000 from 2014 - 2017

The highest demand jobs have included those the list for August 2012 found below, plus short-term Information Technology and Design jobs through Elance. In addition, thousands of new Truck Driving Jobs through major trucking and freight companies.

Patient Care Associate or Tech is a new job title that is coming into higher demand after workers in these jobs began participating in short-term education for certifications. Healthcare jobs overall are increasing in the cities of St. Louis, Columbia, and Farmington.

Positions with Pizza Hut seem to be increasing steadily and retail jobs are increasing at Dollar General/Family Dollar, Citi Trends (urban clothing styles), OfficeMax, Home Depot, and Walmart.

High Demand Engineering Jobs

Engineers in highest demand are in the following specialties, many of which are related to computer manufacturing and operations:

  1. Wafer Fabrication Engineers and Techs
  2. Software Engineers
  3. Network Engineers
  4. Senior Electrical Engineers
  5. Project Managers
  6. Mechanical Engineers
  7. Process Engineers
  8. Electrical Engineers
  9. Project Engineers
  10. Systems Administrators

Companies hiring the most engineers and related technicians include Vencore. Monsanto, Express Scripts, Nigel Frank International Limited, Honeywell, and Kelly-Mitchell.

Snapshot: August 2012 Highest Demand Jobs at 79,700+

  1. Physicians - 10,000 open positions in a variety of specialties.
  2. Engineers - Various fields, over 8,500 openings.
  3. Salespeople - Over 5,100 positions open.
  4. Sales Representatives - Over 4,900 job vacancies.
  5. Physical Therapists
  6. Occupational Therapists
  7. CVS/Pharmacy Jobs - 4,000+ in management, crew, clerks, and shift supervisors.
  8. Company Truck Drivers
  9. Truck Drivers, Owner-Operators
  10. Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Jobs - All levels, including management - 1,400+ jobs.

Of these top jobs in Missouri, over 7,300 fell into the category of Jobs for New Grads in

Cities in Missouri with the most jobs are:

St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia, Chesterfield, Joplin, and Saint Joseph.

Education for Jobs was celebrated at the 1904 World's Fair

1904 World's Fair "Palace of Education" included grades K - 12, colleges, and graduate schools.
1904 World's Fair "Palace of Education" included grades K - 12, colleges, and graduate schools.

Top Missouri Colleges and Universities

One of the recommended technical schools in the Greater St. Louis Area is Vatterott College, with campuses at the following locations:

  • 110 Commerce Lane, Fairview Heights, IL 62208
  • 8580 Evans Avenue, Berkeley, MO 63134
  • 3550 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO 63301
  • 12900 Maurer Industrial Drive, Sunset Hills, MO 63127

Diplomas and Certificates offered by Vatterott College are offered in Business, Continuing Education, Cosmetology, Dental, Legal, Medical, Personal Fitness, Technical, Trades, and Veterinary fields. Educational programs are designed to help students gain meaningful employment in today's job market.

Beginning with a single location in 1969, Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc. was formed in 2003 to be the umbrella organization over nine states and 19 campuses. Accreditation is through the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

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Call for information about any of these St. Louis Area campuses at the Toll Free phone number: 888-553-662.
Call for information about any of these St. Louis Area campuses at the Toll Free phone number: 888-553-662. | Source

St. Louis Colleges

  • Aquinas Institute of Theology
  • Concordia Seminary
  • Covenant Theological Seminary
  • Eden Theological Seminary
  • Fontbonne College
  • Harris-Stowe State University
  • Hickey College
  • Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
  • Maryville University
  • Missouri Baptist University
  • Missouri Tech - College of Engineering
  • Saint Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Saint Louis Community College
  • Saint Louis University
  • University of Missouri
  • Washington University
  • Webster University

Kansas City Colleges

Springfield, Missouri Higher Education Facilities

  • Assemblies of God Seminary
  • Baptist Bible College
  • Central Bible College
  • Drury University
  • Evangel University
  • Global University
  • Missouri State University
  • Ozarks Technical Community College

Leading Pro Sports in Missouri



  • St. Louis Stunners - ABA

Auto Racing at Kansas Speedway


  • Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams; and St. Louis Slam - Women's Football

Arena Football

  • River City Rage - St. Louis


  • St. Louis Bandits and St. Louis Blues

Roller Derby

  • Arch Rivals Roller Girls Flat Track
  • St. Louis GateKeepers Men's Roller Derby


  • Kansas City Comets
  • Sporting Kansas City, formerly Kansas City Wizards
  • St. Louis Lions


  • Kansas City Explorers

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      6 years ago

      Wow that is a list of careers and job opportunities. RN's are needed everywhere.


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