What kind of jobs are there in Springfield, MO?

Manufacturing, financial services, transportation, retail, education and health care are some of the industries found in the metro area. The Springfield area is home to the headquarters of several large corporations, including O'Reilly Auto Parts, Bass Pro Shops, BKD, Prime Inc., SRC Holdings and Jack Henry & Associates. Springfield's two major health care systems, Mercy Hospital Springfield and CoxHealth, are the area's biggest employers, while those in education can find work in the public school system and at Missouri State University.

The Springfield metro area workforce is growing faster than the state and national rates, and the unemployment rate is lower than the national rate.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.5 /10

How we calculate this.

Springfield has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2018

of people are without a job

1.1% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.