Careers

Thanks to its economic diversity and its proximity to Chicago and Madison, the Milwaukee Region offers a multitude of career opportunities that are yours for the choosing. Thousands of jobs are available in information technology, health care, business, financial and professional occupations. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s website – worknet.wisconsin.gov – offers county-specific information on the area’s largest employers, top industries by employment and top-paying hourly occupations.

From technology start-ups to Fortune 500 firms, the Milwaukee Region offers the full spectrum of job opportunities among a wide range of employers. You can choose to work at an international powerhouse like SC Johnson, Quad/GraphicsManpowerGroup or GE Healthcare, help an engineering firm develop innovative solutions for its national and international clients, or participate in advanced research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Blood Center of Wisconsin, Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Whether you're interested in working for a larger company or a smaller firm, the Milwaukee Region is home to some of the best companies to work for in the country. Fortune magazine's 2016 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America includes Robert W. Baird (Milwaukee), an employee-owned international financial services firm that has been recognized on the list for 13 consecutive years. Baird has ranked among the Top 25 for the past eight years and the Top 10 for three consecutive years. Other past winners have also included Johnson Financial Group (Racine); and SC Johnson (Racine). American Transmission  Company of Waukesha and Kahler Slater of Milwaukee have also been named to the Great Place to Work list of Best Small & Medium Workplaces.

The Milwaukee Region also offers a variety of resources for people seeking to improve their skills or start a new career. Given the abundance of universities, colleges, vocational and specialty schools, it’s easy to find and choose the tools you need to achieve your career goals.

MILWAUKEE REGION'S FASTEST-GROWING CAREER AREAS

OCCUPATION EXPECTED JOB OPENINGS 2015-2025
Sales 34,174
Production 27,629
Personal Care and Service 19,819
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 18,427
Management 15,204
Education, Training and Library 15,028
Business and Financial Operations 13,786
Healthcare Support 10,043
Construction and Extraction 7,155
Information Technology 6,356

 

 

 

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