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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 $45.34
Personal Care Aides 33.6% 13,478 $12.78
Physician Assistants 30.9% 181 $56.34
Home Health Aides 30.7% 4,071 $14.22
Nurse Practitioners 27.8% 294 $56.52
Phlebotomists 26.2% 268 $18.70
Medical Assistants 25.3% 1,408 $19.79
Applications Software Developers 23.8% 1,422 $46.58
Information Security Analysts 23.8% 361 $46.65
Massage Therapists 22.6% 489 $24.16
Operations Research Analysts 22.4% 231 $41.01
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 22.3% 268 $18.13
College Health Specialties Teachers 20.8% 336 ------
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 20.7% 116 $21.23
Veterinarians 20.7% 102 $44.39
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 20.5% 124 $38.91
Market Research Analysts 20.1% 1,766 $33.16
Veterinary Assistants 19.9% 194 $14.27
Marriage and Family Therapists 19.9% 148 $25.54
Physical Therapist Assistants 18.6% 223 $26.99
Medical and Health Services Managers 18.5% 805 $49.05
College Nursing Instructors and Teachers 18.4% 138 ------
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 18.2% 1,229 $19.73
Physical Therapists 17.8% 261 $41.62
Personal Financial Advisors 17.4% 506 $38.72
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 17.3% 169 $19.81
Environmental Science Technicians 17.3% 103 $25.55
Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors 17.1% 223 $28.63
Financial Managers 16.8% 1,465 $59.40
Nurse Anesthetists 16.0% 119 $90.16
Community Health Workers 15.5% 201 $18.39
Coaches and Scouts 15.4% 736 ------
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 15.4% 376 $25.38
Medical Secretaries 15.1% 1,519 $20.83
Preschool Teachers 14.9% 828 $16.73
Production Helpers 14.8% 1,879 $14.60
Family and General Practitioners 14.7% 129 $98.68
Radiologic Technologists 14.6% 331 $32.60
Biochemists and Biophysicists 14.0% 104 $33.52
Environmental Scientists 13.7% 195 $33.29
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 13.7% 741 $11.71
Surveying and Mapping Technicians 13.6% 109 $26.79
Dispensing Opticians 13.6% 187 $18.54
College Business Teachers 13.5% 139 ------
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 13.5% 422 $19.11
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 13.3% 589 $26.81
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 13.1% 1,176 $35.86
Interpreters and Translators 13.0% 199 $26.05
Medical Scientists 12.8% 235 $40.93
Agricultural Equipment Operators 12.8% 219 $17.40

 

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