Career Navigator

Choosing a career is tough, and we want to ensure that you have the best information available to help you make it. 

No matter your experience level or educational goals, there is a great job waiting right around the corner. Check out some of the hottest careers in Metro Detroit below. 

Still not sure what you want to do? Or are you interested in learning how to get into a profession? Then check out the Pathfinder tool to learn more.

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Have you found a career that is for you? Then take the next step and learn how to land that dream job with help from the Livonia Library.

Livonia residents can now access Jobs Now, sponsored by the Livonia Library, which offers live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Experience personalized career center seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs.

Metro Detroit's in demand OCCUPATIONS

Check out the links below to learn about the hottest jobs in southeast Michigan over the next five years.

  1. High School Diploma and Short-Term Training
  2. STEM
  3. Postsecondary Certificate
  4. Associate Degree/Apprenticeships
  5. Bachelor's Degree or Higher
Occupation (Job Title) Annual Openings Growth % Wage Range Local Resources
Bus Drivers 615 5.3 $13-$19   
Childcare Workers 1,710 0.5 $11-$14 Learn Locally!
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 615 1.0 $11-$16   
Construction Laborers 1,315 3.0 $16-$25     
Fitness and Aerobics Instructors 540 2.2 $14-$24    
Food Prep and Serving Workers 8,545 4.9 $10-$12    
Food Preparation Workers 1,040 0.0 $11-$15     
Helpers-Production Workers 1,005 13.4 $12-$17   
Home Health Aides 1,920 19.4 $11-$13    
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 995 5.4 $15-$26   
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Housekeepers 2,935 0.0 $11-$15    
Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers 4,400 3.1 $13-$19     
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,750 0.6 $13-$18    
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1,430 1.5 $13-$27    
Loan Interviewers and Clerks 255 12.1 $17-$25    
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 385 11.3 $11-$14     
Garbage Collectors 290 0.5 $17-$28     
Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerks 1,030 1.4 $14-$20    
Social and Human Service Assistants 535 7.9 $13-$20   
Veterinary Assistants 240 14.2 $11-$16    

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Michigan Reconnect

With Michigan Reconnect, you can go back to school and get your degree or skills certificate from an in-district community college, tuition-free. Deep tuition discounts available for out-of-district community colleges. 

Visit our List of Colleges to contact the community college nearest you to see if you're considered 'in-district' there.