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Innovative Online Tool Guides Kansas Job Seekers

Apr 18, 2018

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TOPEKA, Kan. – An innovative online tool created and launched by Kansas labor and commerce officials aims to get Kansans to work in the highest paying and most in-demand jobs.

From accountants, to nurses, to aerospace engineers—the Kansas Career Navigator ( gives Kansans real-time access to the latest high-demand and high-wage occupation opportunities locally and across the state. The intuitive dashboard is an excellent resource for individuals looking for employment in Kansas. In addition to the job postings, the Navigator also identifies the training programs available in the region giving students, teachers, parents and others a clear path to success in the workplace.

“Our state is quite diverse, as are the interests of our growing workforce,” said Diane DeBacker, director of business and education innovation at the Kansas Department of Commerce and former state education commissioner. “The Kansas Career Navigator provides data specific to each Kansas region. It’s dynamic and it’s updated consistently, making it an invaluable resource for Kansans.”

When you log on to, you’ll have instant access to the top ten high demand, high wage occupations in your area, as well as information on wages, job openings, education and work experience expectations, forecasted vacancies and more.

Statewide, the top three high demand-high wage jobs include wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, registered nurses, and tractor-trailer truck drivers. Kansas City metro jobs with the highest average wages include general and operations managers, management analysts, and registered nurses.

Northeast Kansas jobs in highest demand include accountants and auditors, registered nurses, and sales representatives.

“This tool is so important because it helps us continue to keep unemployment low while keeping and growing our talent in Kansas,” Governor Jeff Colyer said. “The Kansas Career Navigator will help upgrade the skills of our workforce and boost training programs across the state.”