Middle Skill Occupations

Middle-skill occupations are an essential part of Missouri’s workforce, accounting for 4 out of every 10 jobs. Meeting the continued demand for middle-skill occupations will be an important factor in maintaining a strong economy in the state. Middle-skill jobs can also offer good pay or career pathways with industry-recognized training and credentials that can be as short as a few months. This is important given that 7 out of 10 Missourians, and Americans, do not have a bachelor’s degree, so middle-skill jobs offer an opportunity for better pay and advancement.