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Management: Career and Education Opportunities in Missouri

Management: Office Managers are the first line administrators that supervise the operations of offices across the country. They direct the activities of offices and administrative personnel.

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Missouri has a population of 5,987,580, which has grown by 7.01% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Show Me State," its capital is Jefferson City, though its largest city is Kansas City. In 2008, there were a total of 3,672,794 jobs in Missouri. The average annual income was $36,356 in 2008, up from $35,120 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in Missouri was 9.3% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. Roughly 21.6% of Missouri residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Missouri include stationery supplies merchant wholesalers, specialized freight trucking, and electrical apparatus, wiring supplies, and related equipment merchant wholesalers. Notable tourist destinations include the Kansas City Missouri City, the Crown Center Complex, and the Black Archives of Mid.


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Office Manager

Office Managers supervise and coordinate the activities of clerical and administrative support workers. Office Managers need to pay attention to ongoing situations and monitor them as they develop. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.