Compared to other parts of the country, job opportunities in Ohio are not as scarce. A person can find a relatively decent paying job in the North, providing they have some semblance of education. In the South, it appears as though the majority of jobs revolve around the textile industry, and even then the pay isn't very much. Ohio's employment has a minimum wage that, while it isn't the highest in the nation, for the standard of living in the state, it appears to be a semi-acceptable amount for most people. Granted, there are those who do not have an education past high school. These people generally do not receive jobs paying higher than minimum wage. However, for those who have gone beyond high school and received an associate's degree, technical certificate, bachelor's degree or beyond, the pay is far beyond minimum wage. The manufacturing and steel industry in Northeast Ohio is what the majority of employees are involved in.