With nearly 800 occupations to consider, choosing a career can be a challenge. Missouri Career Grades are a tool to help compare the future outlook of these occupations. To make the comparisons easier, the Missouri Career Grades Report assigns letter grades to various occupations within the state based on each occupation’s outlook over the next decade. For example, occupations in the Grade A category have the best outlook while Grade F occupations have the worst outlook. Grades are based on a combination of total job openings, percent growth, and the average wages of an occupation.