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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 2010 to 2020.

Career Click to sort the table by this column Percent Growth Sort ascending Projected Annual Openings Click to sort the table by this column Median hourly wage Click to sort the table by this column
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 67.1% 162 $15.16
Personal Care Aides 62.2% 3,109 $11.01
Home Health Aides 53.6% 2,554 $11.07
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 47.2% 105 $32.16
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 41.0% 482 $30.06
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 39.0% 123 $23.10
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 36.7% 157 $21.54
Cost Estimators 36.0% 204 $28.02
Electricians 35.5% 626 $30.41
Mental Health Counselors 34.0% 113 $22.37
Physical Therapists 33.0% 157 $36.40
Market Research Analysts 32.7% 477 $30.99
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 32.4% 233 $16.31
Sheet Metal Workers 32.2% 127 $33.16
Medical Secretaries 32.0% 348 $18.54
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 31.4% 125 $8.96
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors 30.5% 139 $17.67
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators 29.7% 159 $18.25
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 28.7% 120 $22.39
Family and General Practitioners 28.2% 166 $83.47
Medical Assistants 28.1% 306 $16.03
Radiologic Technologists 28.0% 193 $29.28
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 27.3% 383 $23.32
Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers 26.4% 160 $22.41
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 26.4% 241 $15.81
Massage Therapists 25.6% 144 $17.72
Pharmacy Technicians 24.9% 295 $15.43
Dental Hygienists 24.8% 186 $33.81
Childcare Workers 24.6% 1,551 $10.33
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 24.4% 190 $30.13
Personal Financial Advisors 24.0% 151 $28.45
Carpenters 24.0% 841 $21.84
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 23.7% 277 $23.63
Construction and Maintenance Painters 23.2% 264 $18.08
Training and Development Specialists 22.8% 177 $27.52
Health Care Social Workers 22.8% 104 $24.41
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 22.7% 1,459 $19.49
Licensed Practical Nurses 22.6% 950 $19.63
Construction Managers 22.1% 136 $40.75
Registered Nurses 22.0% 2,297 $34.63
Social and Human Service Assistants 21.8% 791 $14.03
Insurance Sales Agents 21.8% 346 $23.81
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 21.8% 166 $19.33
Medical and Health Services Managers 21.3% 286 $43.13
Pharmacists 21.3% 268 $61.12
Interviewers 21.3% 143 $14.93
Social and Community Service Managers 21.2% 115 $30.36
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 20.4% 121 $17.48
Medical Laboratory Technicians 20.4% 121 $21.19
Medical Laboratory Technologists 20.4% 159 $29.86

 

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