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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 $15.43
Restaurant Cooks 45.9% 4,845 $18.58
Nurse Practitioners 45.7% 451 $64.88
Manicurists and Pedicurists 35.7% 468 $17.91
Gaming Dealers 35.1% 292 $12.28
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 34.0% 1,057 $23.60
Statisticians 33.4% 109 $43.96
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 32.6% 283 $17.36
Physician Assistants 31.4% 244 $65.03
Medical and Health Services Managers 29.1% 966 $55.88
Information Security Analysts 29.0% 278 $61.61
Logisticians 29.0% 430 $39.93
Massage Therapists 28.1% 450 $31.11
Bartenders 27.2% 3,061 $13.05
Speech-Language Pathologists 26.1% 274 $41.50
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 25.8% 1,694 $15.98
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers 25.5% 186 $34.85
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers 25.5% 186 $34.85
Operations Research Analysts 24.3% 302 $49.04
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 23.9% 635 $16.67
Flight Attendants 23.9% 453 ------
Skincare Specialists 23.1% 119 $24.95
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants 22.9% 814 $14.19
Coaches and Scouts 22.5% 913 ------
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses 22.0% 1,263 $14.49
Physical Therapist Assistants 21.2% 225 $30.22
Chefs and Head Cooks 20.7% 205 $28.46
Respiratory Therapists 20.5% 134 $40.75
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers 20.4% 716 $15.03
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers 20.3% 146 $27.75
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers 20.3% 146 $27.75
Preschool Teachers 19.1% 1,244 $18.78
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 18.9% 118 $21.21
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 18.9% 897 $32.56
Market Research Analysts 18.8% 2,156 $38.89
Interpreters and Translators 18.7% 211 $31.47
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 18.5% 435 $23.96
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 18.3% 1,369 $22.21
College Nursing Instructors and Teachers 18.2% 144 ------
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 17.8% 2,622 $21.39
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 17.7% 120 $49.51
Financial Examiners 17.5% 181 $43.11
Waiters and Waitresses 17.4% 7,118 $11.82
College Health Specialties Teachers 17.3% 367 ------
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists 17.0% 1,626 $17.24
Logging Equipment Operators 16.8% 247 $22.57
Dishwashers 16.7% 1,167 $14.84
Community Health Workers 16.4% 152 $24.15
Health Educators 16.2% 272 $33.78
Medical Assistants 16.1% 1,316 $24.23

 

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