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Careers in Southwest Minnesota

The Southwest Region includes Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, Sibley, Swift, Waseca, Watonwan, and Yellow Medicine County.

What does it cost to live in Southwest Minnesota?

Cost of Living
The Cost of Living data tool from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) calculates the basic needs cost of living, including child care, food, health care, housing transportation, and taxes. It allows you to view results by county, region, or statewide.

Reality Check Tool
The Reality Check Tool allows you to compare lifestyle choices and salary. Build a budget for your desired lifestyle by choosing from a variety of options for housing, utilities, food, transportation, entertainment, and more. Find the annual salary needed to achieve your desired lifestyle!

Salaries in Southwest Minnesota

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In-Demand Jobs in Southwest Minnesota

Find in-demand careers in Southwest Minnesota. Sort by education required or wages and find detailed information for any career.

Find Jobs

Job Search Tools

Use the tools below to find employers and jobs in your region.

Job Search
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Business Finder
Use the Business Finder to find local businesses that may be hiring in your field.

Get Training in Southwest Minnesota

Search for campuses and programs in Southwest Minnesota. 

Find short-term training in Southwest Minnesota.