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Aerospace

Mississippi is home to some of the world's most renowned names in the aerospace industry. Global leaders like GE Aviation, EADS North America, Rolls-Royce and Lockheed Martin rely on Mississippi's supportive business environment, strategic location, and productive and skilled workforce.

Architecture & Construction

Architecture & Construction

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) projects a 7.3 percent increase in construction managers through 2020, while construction trade workers are forecast to grow 4.9 percent. MDES projects the state’s construction industry will need 6.5 percent more general laborers.

Arts, A/V Technology & Communication

Arts, A/V Technology & Communication

The production and distribution of films and television programs is one of the nation’s most valuable cultural and economic resources. The industry is a major private sector employer across the nation, with salaries above the national average.

Business  Management & Administration

Business Management & Administration

If you're thinking of starting your own business, Mississippi is one of the Top 10 states in which to do it, according to CNN Money. Mississippi ranked 5 in the list of 10 most entrepreneurial states. According to the report, these 10 states had more start-up activity than anywhere else in the nation.

Education & Training

Education & Training

There is a critical shortage of qualified high school teachers throughout the country. The shortage is most acute in rural areas in the South, especially in Mississippi. There is also financial support for students planning on entering the teaching profession.

Energy

Energy

Energy production and distribution directly employs over 22,000 Mississippians, and average energy wages in Mississippi, at $63,456, are nearly twice the overall private sector average wage, which is $33,524.

Engineering & Polymer Science

Engineering & Polymer Science

The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi offers undergraduate and graduate programs leading to Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Polymer Science and Engineering.

Finance

Finance

Where some people get a thrill out of finishing a crossword puzzle, you get goosebumps from math and numbers. If you've got a knack for number you should consider a job in banking and finance.

 & Public Administration

Government & Public Administration

The government is the nation's largest employer—which employs 1.8 million people—and will never go out of business! You can advance quickly; half of the current employees are eligible to retire in the next 5 years.

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

Health care is the largest and fastest growing industry in the United States. In this rapidly changing industry, technological advances have made many new procedures and methods of diagnosis and treatment possible. Clinical developments, such as infection control, less invasive surgical techniques, advances in reproductive technology, and gene therapy for cancer treatment, continue to increase the longevity and improve the quality of life of many Americans. In addition, advances in information technology have a improved patient care and worker efficiency.

Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality & Tourism

The hospitality industry is a broad category of fields within the service industry that includes lodging, restaurants, event planning, theme parks, transportation, cruise line, and additional fields within the tourism industry.

Human Services

Human Services

What is Human Services? The field of Human Services is broadly defined, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. T

Information Technology

Information Technology

The products and end results of information technology are a part of our daily lives, whether it's the operating systems on mobile phones, the computer networks that automate everyday financial transactions, or the reams of information sought and found on the Internet. So it should come as no surprise that careers in the IT field are expected to grow significantly in the next decade.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

For all the talk of the rewards of police work, are careers in law enforcement really that great? The short answer is, "yes!" There are a number of benefits, both tangible and intangible, to working in law enforcement.

Manufacturing/Maritime

Manufacturing/Maritime

Did you know? 2013 marks the 75th anniversary for Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula and Avondale. From cargo ships and barges to today's most advanced ships in the world, the hard work performed by its men and women has earned Ingalls Shipbuilding the title "America's Shipyard."

Marine Science

Marine Science

Get introduced to a wide range of marine career fields and to people working in those fields. In addition, it will give those men and women a chance to tell you what they like and dislike about their careers, what they see for the future in their fields, and much more.

Marketing

Marketing

A career in marketing can take you in several different directions. Marketing is comprised of many facets and activities. You will find that there are many opportunities in marketing, is there a career path that is right for you? Explore the different career opportunities and decide which one fits you best!

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Students pursuing classes in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Career Cluster will learn about careers and businesses involved in the planning, management and movement of people, materials and products by road, air, rail and water. It also includes related professional and technical services such as infrastructure planning and management, logistics, and maintenance of equipment and facilities.