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Want MORE?

Right now, there are better jobs waiting for you; jobs in our region’s key, top-wage employment sectors of advanced manufacturing and food processing, health care, transportation/distribution, construction and information technology. Even better, the majority of these jobs don’t need a four-year college degree, or even a two-year degree. You can get a better job by getting better skills through certification programs. And the good news is the training for these jobs is available right here close to home.

Electricians

29%
INCREASE IN POSITIONS 2010 - 2015

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

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Average Hourly
$21
Wages
Estimated
1403
Jobs in 2015
Average Top
$29
Earnings per Hour

Dental Assistant

Assist the dentist or orthodontist, set up the equipment for patient visit, prepare the patient for treatment, and record keeping.

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14%
INCREASE IN POSITIONS 2010 - 2015

Average Annual
$31402
Salary
Estimated
529
Jobs in 2015
Average Top
$44214
Annual Salary

EDUCATION PARTNERS

The great education institutions in our region offer the skills training to help you get that better job. And they also offer the two and four-year degrees (and beyond) to help you go as far as you want to go to improve your skills, get better jobs, and get more for you and your family.

Companies across our region need people with good skills. Whether you are already working, thinking about going back to work, or currently in school, RIGHT NOW is the time to learn more and earn more.

missouri southern state university

Missouri Southern State University

Missouri Southern serves nearly 6,000 students in nearly 200 academic programs. MSSU’s outstanding NCAA Division II athletics programs, award-winning Themed Semesters, fun student activities and enriching cultural events in theater, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for our students and citizens of the region.


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Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Colege

Today, NEO continues to offer the comprehensive experience along with the advantages of a small, two-year college. The college has nine intercollegiate athletic teams, cheerleading, dance, agricultural judging teams, and rodeo. NEO has over 40 clubs and organizations, providing students with a variety of leadership and community service opportunities.


pittsburg state university

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg State University is the home of the Gorillas! Midwest values and hospitality are found on this campus of more than 7,400 students where the student to faculty ratio is 19-to-1. At Pittsburg State University, students can select from over 100 academic programs within the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Technology.

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coffeyville community college

Coffeyville Community College

Coffeyville Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of post-secondary learning. The College offers 24 academic programs, 15 technical programs and 14 certificate programs. Students can graduate from the College with one of four Associate Degree options.


crowder college

Crowder College

Crowder College prides itself in being the community college of choice by providing a quality education at an affordable price. With more than 80 degree programs and certificates Crowder continues to offer educational programs that allow students to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. <


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Labette Community College

Labette Community College is a comprehensive community college offering transfer degrees, professional/technical degrees and certificates, continuing education, customized training for business and industry, lifelong learning opportunities, and a variety of programs and services for Southeast Kansas and the four-state region.