Career Pathways



Below are profiles for the top four in-demand career pathways found in the Kansas City region.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


Computer occupations ranks 5th on the fastest growing occupation list in Kansas City. The demand for computer occupations in the Kansas City area keeps growing every year. As one of the strongest industries in Kansas City, career opportunities are going to continue to grow in the region. Relative to the nation, Kansas City has a higher level of specialization in computer, math and science and business and financial occupations where many IT jobs are found.


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MANUFACTURING


Some of the top job titles that employers are looking for are Sales Representative, Production Supervisor, Merchandiser, Customer Service Representative and Process Engineer.


The number of job postings in 2012 is the highest they have been since 2008 for manufacturing careers. Also, 21.3% or 16,819 of those employed in manufacturing industry are over the age of 55. So we can assume that there will be a large number of job openings within this industry over the next 10-20 years. (Source EMSI)


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SUPPLY CHAIN


Transportation & warehousing is one of the industries that Kansas City specializes in. However, supply chain happens across all industries and there are many careers available in the Kansas City region.


SUPPLY CHAIN - Career Pathways and Demand in Greater Kansas City chart shows occupations that are currently highest in demand in Kansas City and shows what certifications and education you may want to consider if interested in starting a career in this field.


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