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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
Statisticians 39.1% 118 $44.38
Personal Care Aides 33.6% 13,478 $11.96
Physician Assistants 30.9% 181 $53.99
Home Health Aides 30.7% 4,071 $13.52
Nurse Practitioners 27.8% 294 $54.22
Phlebotomists 26.2% 268 $17.91
Medical Assistants 25.3% 1,408 $18.80
Applications Software Developers 23.8% 1,422 $43.67
Information Security Analysts 23.8% 361 $45.97
Massage Therapists 22.6% 489 $20.73
Operations Research Analysts 22.4% 231 $40.74
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 22.3% 268 $17.37
College Health Specialties Teachers 20.8% 336 ------
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 20.7% 116 $23.62
Veterinarians 20.7% 102 $41.95
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 20.5% 124 $37.80
Market Research Analysts 20.1% 1,766 $31.68
Veterinary Assistants 19.9% 194 $13.90
Marriage and Family Therapists 19.9% 148 $23.15
Physical Therapist Assistants 18.6% 223 $26.16
Medical and Health Services Managers 18.5% 805 $47.81
College Nursing Instructors and Teachers 18.4% 138 ------
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 18.2% 1,229 $18.34
Physical Therapists 17.8% 261 $39.83
Personal Financial Advisors 17.4% 506 $42.46
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 17.3% 169 $20.52
Environmental Science Technicians 17.3% 103 $23.40
Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors 17.1% 223 $30.85
Financial Managers 16.8% 1,465 $58.14
Nurse Anesthetists 16.0% 119 $87.18
Community Health Workers 15.5% 201 $18.18
Coaches and Scouts 15.4% 736 ------
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 15.4% 376 $23.74
Medical Secretaries 15.1% 1,519 $20.10
Preschool Teachers 14.9% 828 $15.03
Production Helpers 14.8% 1,879 $12.57
Family and General Practitioners 14.7% 129 $96.57
Radiologic Technologists 14.6% 331 $31.11
Biochemists and Biophysicists 14.0% 104 $34.79
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 13.7% 741 $10.87
Environmental Scientists 13.7% 195 $33.37
Surveying and Mapping Technicians 13.6% 109 $24.93
Dispensing Opticians 13.6% 187 $18.09
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 13.5% 422 $18.33
College Business Teachers 13.5% 139 ------
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 13.3% 589 $26.32
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 13.1% 1,176 $33.60
Interpreters and Translators 13.0% 199 $25.30
Agricultural Equipment Operators 12.8% 219 $16.40
Medical Scientists 12.8% 235 $33.34

 

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