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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 2016 to 2026.

Career Percent Growth Sort ascending Projected Annual Openings Median hourly wage
Ushers and Ticket Takers 57.5% 541 $12.65
Restaurant Cooks 45.9% 4,845 $17.80
Nurse Practitioners 45.7% 451 $63.60
Manicurists and Pedicurists 35.7% 468 $14.89
Gaming Dealers 35.1% 292 $12.64
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 34.0% 1,057 $20.34
Statisticians 33.4% 109 $39.38
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 32.6% 283 $12.24
Physician Assistants 31.4% 244 $63.68
Medical and Health Services Managers 29.1% 966 $48.74
Information Security Analysts 29.0% 278 $50.31
Logisticians 29.0% 430 $39.21
Massage Therapists 28.1% 450 $24.04
Bartenders 27.2% 3,061 $12.24
Speech-Language Pathologists 26.1% 274 $38.77
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 25.8% 1,694 $12.22
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers 25.5% 186 $30.95
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers 25.5% 186 $30.95
Operations Research Analysts 24.3% 302 $39.96
Flight Attendants 23.9% 453 ------
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 23.9% 635 $14.98
Skincare Specialists 23.1% 119 $17.16
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants 22.9% 814 $14.53
Coaches and Scouts 22.5% 913 ------
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses 22.0% 1,263 $13.26
Physical Therapist Assistants 21.2% 225 $30.94
Chefs and Head Cooks 20.7% 205 $22.83
Respiratory Therapists 20.5% 134 $37.36
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers 20.4% 716 $14.55
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers 20.3% 146 $24.55
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers 20.3% 146 $24.55
Preschool Teachers 19.1% 1,244 $18.24
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 18.9% 897 $30.74
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 18.9% 118 $28.70
Market Research Analysts 18.8% 2,156 $38.08
Interpreters and Translators 18.7% 211 $30.62
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 18.5% 435 $22.48
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 18.3% 1,369 $18.98
College Nursing Instructors and Teachers 18.2% 144 ------
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 17.8% 2,622 $19.80
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 17.7% 120 $39.75
Waiters and Waitresses 17.4% 7,118 $13.28
College Health Specialties Teachers 17.3% 367 ------
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists 17.0% 1,626 $15.23
Logging Equipment Operators 16.8% 247 $23.20
Dishwashers 16.7% 1,167 $13.95
Community Health Workers 16.4% 152 $23.39
Health Educators 16.2% 272 $31.04
Medical Assistants 16.1% 1,316 $24.05
Financial Managers 15.5% 1,467 $63.05

 

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




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