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Minnesota Growing Careers

What are the fastest-growing jobs in Minnesota?

These 50 careers are expected to grow at a faster rate than others from 2012 to 2022.

Career Percent Growth Sort ascending Projected Annual Openings Median hourly wage
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 67.1% 162 $15.07
Personal Care Aides 62.2% 3,109 $10.88
Home Health Aides 53.6% 2,554 $11.17
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 47.2% 105 $31.61
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 41.0% 482 $32.00
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 39.0% 123 $23.98
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 36.7% 157 $20.38
Cost Estimators 36.0% 204 $28.75
Electricians 35.5% 626 $28.64
Mental Health Counselors 34.0% 113 $20.96
Physical Therapists 33.0% 157 $37.61
Market Research Analysts 32.7% 477 $30.26
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 32.4% 233 $16.65
Sheet Metal Workers 32.2% 127 $33.20
Medical Secretaries 32.0% 348 $18.64
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 31.4% 125 $9.08
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors 30.5% 139 $18.90
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators 29.7% 159 $17.79
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 28.7% 120 $23.64
Family and General Practitioners 28.2% 166 $85.44
Medical Assistants 28.1% 306 $16.10
Radiologic Technologists 28.0% 193 $29.49
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 27.3% 383 $24.19
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 26.4% 241 $15.26
Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers 26.4% 160 $23.64
Massage Therapists 25.6% 144 $19.43
Pharmacy Technicians 24.9% 295 $15.10
Dental Hygienists 24.8% 186 $34.26
Childcare Workers 24.6% 1,551 $10.43
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 24.4% 190 $32.35
Personal Financial Advisors 24.0% 151 $30.84
Carpenters 24.0% 841 $22.06
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 23.7% 277 $24.35
Construction and Maintenance Painters 23.2% 264 $18.20
Health Care Social Workers 22.8% 104 $24.20
Training and Development Specialists 22.8% 177 $26.82
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 22.7% 1,459 $19.70
Licensed Practical Nurses 22.6% 950 $19.98
Construction Managers 22.1% 136 $41.50
Registered Nurses 22.0% 2,297 $34.32
Social and Human Service Assistants 21.8% 791 $14.56
Insurance Sales Agents 21.8% 346 $26.65
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 21.8% 166 $19.55
Medical and Health Services Managers 21.3% 286 $43.00
Interviewers 21.3% 143 $15.34
Pharmacists 21.3% 268 $62.59
Social and Community Service Managers 21.2% 115 $30.04
Medical Laboratory Technologists 20.4% 159 $29.74
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 20.4% 121 $17.43
Medical Laboratory Technicians 20.4% 121 $21.30

 

Source: Department of Employment and Economic Development, Employment Outlook Tool