Despite the financial challenges facing the City of Detroit, Michigan still provides plenty of employment opportunity. In fact, according to the Upjohn Institute Blog, Michigan ranked 5th in the nation for positive job growth from 2009 to 2011.
It should come as no surprise, given the history of Michigan's auto industry, that the state still is home to its fair share of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) jobs.
In fact, According to EconomicModeling.com, Michigan ranked 8th in the nation (tied with California and Minnesota) for its portion of STEM jobs.
Other categories in which Michigan has a higher percentage of jobs as compared to other states include production (metal model makers, tool & die makers), food prep, serving, and, last but not least, healthcare occupations
In fact, healthcare may just be the industry of choice when considering employment in Michigan as several occupations within the category are either in high demand or pay really well. According to Michigan's top jobs for 2012, nurses, family & general practitioners, and physician assistants are both in demand and pay well.