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 – www.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 2011 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America includes
three companies from the Milwaukee Region: Robert W. Baird (Milwaukee); Johnson Financial Group (Racine); and SC Johnson (Racine). Kahler Slater of Milwaukee was named to the Great Place to Work 2011 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 TOP FIVE FASTEST-GROWING OCCUPATIONS
OCCUPATION EXPECTED JOB OPENINGS 2002-2012
Registered Nurses 8,310
Sales Representatives (Non-technical) 5,790
General and Operations Managers 3,980
Accountants and Auditors 3,070
Computer Systems Analysts 2,950


MILWAUKEE REGION'S FASTEST-GROWING CAREER AREAS
OCCUPATION EXPECTED JOB OPENINGS 2002-2012
Health Care 14,530
Management, Business and Financial 13,480
Construction and Extraction 10,930
Sales 9,280
Information Technology 8,770

 

 

 

Best Companies to Work For

Milwaukee has the

2nd highest

concentration of best companies to work for per capita.