GradSchools.com Researches Employment Opportunities in Michigan – Infographic

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The turbulent and changing economic landscape in Michigan has left many residents searching for employment. There are several emerging industries that may offer substantial opportunities for qualified individuals.

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Job Opportunties in Michigan

Michigan surpasses Indiana and Ohio in employment levels for jobs in engineering, software development, postsecondary teaching, and architectural management.

News of Detroit’s recent bankruptcy perpetuates the idea of Michigan as an economic wasteland. While the state faces significant financial and social challenges, Michigan has some emerging industries that may provide a great deal of opportunity for qualified individuals.

GradSchools.com conducted research into the job environment in Michigan and the City of Detroit and found top employers in the region are healthcare providers, educational institutions, financial services providers, energy companies, the gaming industry, and tech companies.

Research found the job outlook in Michigan is actually favorable for many professions; Michigan surpasses Indiana and Ohio in employment levels for jobs in engineering, software development, postsecondary teaching, and architectural management. A comparison of salaries reported in state and national data revealed engineers employed by companies in Michigan may enjoy a salary up to $12,000 more per year than the those in the similar positions in surrounding states, postsecondary teachers in Michigan make up to $2,000 more per year than the national average. This information is nicely summarized in an infographic and accompanying article created by the GradSchools.com team.

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May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Michigan-
May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Indiana-
May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Ohio-
May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates United States
Detroit Economic Growth Organization
Indeed.com Best Places to Work in Michigan

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