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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
Personal Care Aides 44.7% 2,622 $10.88
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 30.7% 124 $20.38
Home Health Aides 29.3% 1,670 $11.17
Nurse Practitioners 26.1% 126 $46.54
Medical Secretaries 24.2% 286 $18.64
Medical Laboratory Technicians 23.4% 163 $21.30
Carpenters 22.9% 691 $22.06
Physical Therapists 22.6% 163 $37.61
Phlebotomists 22.5% 102 $16.53
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors 22.3% 116 $18.90
Market Research Analysts 22.1% 407 $30.26
Radiologic Technologists 20.7% 134 $29.49
Medical Assistants 19.7% 333 $16.10
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 19.1% 251 $32.00
Cost Estimators 19.0% 194 $28.75
Licensed Practical Nurses 18.6% 749 $19.98
Residential Advisors 18.3% 102 $15.10
Construction and Maintenance Painters 18.0% 219 $18.20
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 18.0% 299 $24.35
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers 17.7% 207 $31.82
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators 17.6% 182 $17.79
Massage Therapists 17.5% 100 $19.43
Medical and Health Services Managers 17.4% 253 $43.00
Personal Financial Advisors 17.3% 192 $30.84
Medical Laboratory Technologists 17.3% 153 $29.74
Computer Systems Analysts 17.0% 429 $38.70
Social and Community Service Managers 16.9% 116 $30.04
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 16.9% 326 $24.19
Registered Nurses 16.9% 2,033 $34.32
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 16.8% 151 $19.55
Construction Laborers 16.8% 424 $19.59
Nonrestaurant Food Servers 16.7% 296 $10.31
Health Care Social Workers 16.2% 100 $24.20
Electricians 16.0% 379 $28.64
Social and Human Service Assistants 15.6% 755 $14.56
Civil Engineers 15.4% 143 $37.95
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 14.7% 185 $16.65
Construction Managers 14.1% 157 $41.50
Pharmacy Technicians 13.8% 162 $15.10
Childcare Workers 13.0% 1,308 $10.43
Family and General Practitioners 12.8% 106 $85.44
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 12.3% 224 $15.26
Machinists 11.7% 374 $21.63
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 11.6% 169 $25.37
Dental Hygienists 11.5% 171 $34.26
Billing and Posting Clerks 11.3% 288 $17.62
Computer User Support Specialists 11.0% 291 $23.02
Human Resources Managers 10.8% 124 $47.62
Applications Software Developers 10.7% 303 $44.14
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 10.5% 255 $9.94

 

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