Business regional labor market information profile

Professional and Business Services cover a wide range of specialties and offer a wide range of career opportunities. In sum, there are more than 1,000 businesses providing more than 9,250 jobs in Southwest & South Central Minnesota, accounting for more than 5% of total employment. Average annual wages were over $53,500 in 2019, which was over $10,000 higher than the total of all industries. In addition, wages have increased almost twice as fast in Professional & Business Services as the rest of the region. Median wage offers for job openings in these occupational groups range from $15 to $35 per hour, which is the equivalent of $30,000 to $70,000 per year.

Most business and financial, computer, and architecture and engineering careers require education and training past high school, as well as certifications and specific work experience. However, there are many career pathways that allow people to

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