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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 32.7% 108 $41.93
Occupational Therapy Assistants 31.1% 107 $25.26
Physician Assistants 28.4% 188 $57.46
Phlebotomists 27.0% 245 $18.44
Marriage and Family Therapists 27.0% 154 $27.59
Speech-Language Pathologists 24.0% 273 $36.57
Operations Research Analysts 23.8% 317 $41.91
Nurse Practitioners 22.8% 325 $57.81
Medical Assistants 21.0% 1,451 $20.35
Physical Therapist Assistants 19.9% 282 $27.50
Market Research Analysts 19.5% 2,033 $34.09
Veterinary Assistants 19.1% 298 $14.10
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 19.0% 301 $18.22
Nurse Anesthetists 18.9% 145 $90.93
Tile and Marble Setters 18.8% 130 $23.26
Veterinarians 18.7% 102 $44.21
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 18.5% 105 $39.02
Physical Therapists 18.4% 312 $41.10
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 18.1% 370 $29.00
Medical and Health Services Managers 17.0% 875 $49.26
Massage Therapists 16.4% 517 $24.72
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 16.3% 275 $22.87
Financial Managers 16.2% 1,636 $60.42
Occupational Therapists 16.2% 233 $36.66
Community Health Workers 16.1% 181 $19.19
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors 16.1% 290 $20.30
Respiratory Therapists 15.0% 143 $33.86
Restaurant Cooks 14.9% 4,768 $14.73
Carpenter Helpers 14.3% 116 $17.34
Medical Secretaries 14.2% 1,720 $20.63
Health Care Social Workers 14.0% 479 $28.31
Interpreters and Translators 13.9% 211 $26.78
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 13.6% 356 $41.03
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 13.3% 636 $26.80
Radiologic Technologists 13.3% 364 $33.23
Residential Advisors 13.1% 414 $18.85
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 13.1% 1,340 $33.03
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 13.1% 1,271 $36.21
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 13.0% 573 $25.55
Licensed Practical Nurses 12.8% 1,582 $23.40
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 12.8% 109 $24.47
Surgical Technologists 12.5% 235 $29.09
Registered Nurses 12.4% 4,901 $38.16
Soil and Plant Scientists 12.3% 120 $33.19
Social and Community Service Managers 12.3% 387 $36.13
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 12.3% 1,290 $20.03
Dental Assistants 12.2% 753 $25.33
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 12.1% 1,378 $18.80
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 12.0% 187 $15.71
Social and Human Service Assistants 12.0% 2,180 $17.60

 

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