The tables here illustrate essential information about work and employment in the area. Information includes:
- A table of the types of occupations that can be found in Joplin and the average wages for those jobs. The list includes jobs that generally require college degrees and jobs that do not require college degrees.
- A table listing those careers significantly more common in Joplin than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Joplin.