Regional Profiles

Ozark Region

About the 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. Top health care employers include CoxHealth and Mercy Hospital Springfield. Bass Pro Shops and O’Reilly Automotive have their corporate headquarters in the region. The average annual wage for all industries in the Ozark Region is $41,198.

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SOC Code SOC Title Grade Annual Openings Avg. Wage
35-3021 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food B+ 1,759 $19,754
41-2031 Retail salespersons B 1,486 $26,035
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses B 1,082 $19,614
43-4051 Customer service representatives B 786 $31,869
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand B 630 $27,621
39-9021 Personal Care Aides A 629 $21,533
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners B+ 621 $24,605
43-9061 Office Clerks, General B 471 $28,546
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers B 450 $26,940
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners B 425 $21,364
41-9041 Telemarketers B 351 $19,882
39-9011 Childcare workers B 308 $20,681
37-3011 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers B+ 299 $27,077
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants B 254 $20,733
35-9031 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop B 253 $18,969
47-2061 Construction Laborers A 231 $37,912
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers B 221 $18,338
53-3033 Light truck or delivery services drivers B 210 $30,543
33-9032 Security Guards B 197 $30,147
31-1011 Home health aides B+ 122 $21,752
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers B 91 $28,484
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians B 19 $37,511
43-5011 Cargo and freight agents B 4 $44,256
SOC Code SOC Title Grade Annual Openings Avg. Wage
53-3032 Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers B+ 983 $41,671
31-1014 Nursing Assistants B+ 559 $24,551
35-2014 Cooks, restaurant B 537 $21,504
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers B 380 $41,304
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other B+ 364 $41,170
49-9071 Maintenance and repair workers, general B 338 $32,172
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks B 321 $33,037
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products A 249 $70,563
49-3023 Automotive service technicians and mechanics B 223 $40,774
39-9032 Recreation workers B 212 $22,420
43-6013 Medical Secretaries B+ 212 $32,958
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers B+ 211 $52,578
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists B 205 $23,300
25-9041 Teacher assistants B 179 $23,982
51-4121 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers B 178 $38,588
47-2031 Carpenters B 159 $37,497
47-2111 Electricians A 153 $52,403
15-1151 Computer user support specialists B+ 132 $40,551
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses B 127 $38,475
31-9092 Medical Assistants B 120 $26,699
33-3051 Police and sheriff's patrol officers B+ 109 $40,377
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians B 108 $29,456
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors B 98 $36,670
49-9021 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers B+ 97 $42,715
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents B 96 $48,425
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks B 96 $30,553
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers B+ 91 $55,277
49-1011 First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers B 87 $57,869
47-2152 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters B+ 85 $46,757
11-9141 Property, real estate, and community association managers B 79 $35,195
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers B 79 $33,894
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists B 77 $39,881
39-1021 First-line supervisors of personal service workers B 72 $38,024
43-4131 Loan interviewers and clerks B 66 $36,919
47-2181 Roofers B 65 $30,880
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers B 64 $42,988
11-9051 Food Service Managers B 63 $53,251
25-3021 Self-enrichment education teachers B 62 $29,319
47-2211 Sheet metal workers B 62 $38,354
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers B 61 $61,522
29-2041 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics B 58 $28,292
47-2073 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators B 53 $48,083
31-9097 Phlebotomists B 50 $26,202
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents B 49 $43,232
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants B+ 47 $43,007
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers B 45 $23,903
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants B+ 40 $54,792
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists B+ 39 $50,859
29-2071 Medical records and health information technicians B 36 $42,635
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists B 31 $45,829
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery B 31 $51,253
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists B 30 $46,295
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers B 29 $32,235
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other B 27 $38,261
49-3042 Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines B 26 $43,690
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters B 24 $41,576
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity B 24 $25,114
29-2021 Dental Hygienists B 22 $74,296
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers B 22 $50,654
15-1134 Web developers B 21 $48,041
31-2011 Occupational Therapy Assistants B+ 20 $62,414
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers B 20 $45,579
47-2021 Brickmasons and blockmasons B+ 19 $64,952
47-4011 Construction and building inspectors B 18 $46,870
49-9051 Electrical power-line installers and repairers B 18 $71,688
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners B 17 $35,884
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health B 16 $41,507
11-3071 Transportation, storage, and distribution managers B+ 15 $98,829
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians B 14 $36,846
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives B+ 14 $72,023
29-2056 Veterinary technologists and technicians B 13 $27,746
17-3022 Civil engineering technicians B 12 $48,487
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers B+ 12 $65,441
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators B 12 $38,985
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians B 11 $40,562
33-3021 Detectives and criminal investigators B 8 $76,424
17-3025 Environmental engineering technicians B 7 $42,448
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers B+ 6 $64,358
29-2035 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists B 5 $53,456
29-1124 Radiation therapists B+ 3 $69,355
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other B+ 3 $91,763
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay B 3 $76,370
SOC Code SOC Title Grade Annual Openings Avg. Wage
29-1141 Registered nurses A 524 $56,062
11-1021 General and operations managers A+ 369 $93,432
25-2031 Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education B+ 209 $47,991
13-2011 Accountants and auditors A 167 $58,864
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education B+ 157 $56,441
25-3098 Substitute Teachers B 120 $24,822
21-1023 Mental health and substance abuse social workers B 103 $26,435
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications A+ 102 $74,434
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other B+ 87 $62,355
13-1161 Market research analysts and marketing specialists B+ 81 $43,347
13-1071 Human resources specialists B 80 $52,409
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education B 77 $61,055
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors B 73 $54,958
27-3031 Public relations specialists B 71 $46,176
13-2072 Loan officers A 70 $85,052
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists B 68 $43,329
11-3031 Financial Managers A+ 65 $120,721
11-9199 Managers, All Other B+ 62 $67,697
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts B 54 $46,038
11-9111 Medical and health services managers A+ 49 $107,688
21-1022 Healthcare social workers B 47 $38,888
29-1051 Pharmacists B+ 45 $134,374
13-1051 Cost Estimators B 44 $50,149
13-1111 Management analysts B 43 $63,410
23-1011 Lawyers A 43 $107,506
11-2022 Sales Managers B+ 41 $107,388
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers B+ 39 $81,343
11-9033 Education administrators, postsecondary A 39 $114,251
15-1142 Network and computer systems administrators B 39 $65,499
13-2021 Appraisers and assessors of real estate B 38 $37,899
11-9021 Construction managers B+ 37 $72,575
29-1123 Physical Therapists A 34 $98,521
29-1171 Nurse practitioners A 34 $92,043
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School B+ 33 $89,581
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors A 32 $103,635
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other B 30 $58,680
19-3031 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists B+ 27 $70,983
11-3021 Computer and information systems managers A 26 $102,346
13-1041 Compliance officers B 26 $69,256
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education B 26 $58,789
17-2051 Civil Engineers B+ 25 $70,316
41-4011 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products B+ 24 $86,411
25-4021 Librarians B 23 $48,116
29-1122 Occupational Therapists A 22 $86,086
13-1131 Fundraisers B 21 $52,762
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other B 21 $62,077
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers B 20 $55,239
25-1072 Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary A 20 $66,635
29-1127 Speech-language pathologists B+ 20 $78,218
25-1121 Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary B+ 19 $70,104
13-1081 Logisticians B 18 $65,184
29-1071 Physician assistants A+ 18 $96,828
41-3031 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents B+ 18 $83,968
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval B 17 $60,529
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 17 $69,607
15-1121 Computer systems analysts B 16 $64,954
19-2041 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health B 16 $54,940
25-1011 Business teachers, postsecondary A 16 $98,154
25-1065 Political science teachers, postsecondary B+ 16 $0
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary B 16 $68,144
21-1091 Health educators B 15 $47,349
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other B 15 $37,619
25-9031 Instructional coordinators B 15 $54,745
29-1069 Physicians and surgeons, all other B+ 15 $231,152
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers B 14 $87,698
17-2112 Industrial engineers B 14 $66,502
27-3042 Technical Writers B+ 14 $53,412
17-2141 Mechanical engineers B 13 $75,310
11-3121 Human resources managers A 12 $106,524
15-1143 Computer network architects B 12 $82,828
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary A+ 11 $0
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 11 $75,335
29-1031 Dietitians and nutritionists B 11 $51,798
29-1131 Veterinarians A 11 $84,207
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers B+ 10 $94,299
13-2051 Financial Analysts B 10 $68,630
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary A 10 $103,332
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 10 $77,073
29-1021 Dentists, General B+ 10 $153,399
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers B+ 9 $129,395
15-1141 Database administrators B 9 $72,130
19-1029 Biological scientists, all other B 9 $43,160
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary B 8 $0
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists B 7 $65,195
13-2061 Financial Examiners B 7 $76,394
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts B 7 $49,661
17-2081 Environmental Engineers B 7 $68,991
25-1021 Computer science teachers, postsecondary B 7 $87,934
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary B 7 $75,957
27-1011 Art directors B 7 $54,104
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians B 6 $51,612
29-1062 Family and general practitioners B+ 6 $231,396
13-2041 Credit Analysts B 5 $52,825
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 5 $0
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary B 5 $75,002
25-4012 Curators B+ 5 $60,136
29-1041 Optometrists B+ 5 $121,079
29-9091 Athletic trainers B 5 $45,983
11-3061 Purchasing Managers B+ 4 $145,954
41-9031 Sales engineers B 4 $80,648
23-1023 Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates B 3 $138,429
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary B 3 $0