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Careers with Largest Employment
These are the occupations that employed the most people in 2016 (for states) or 2018 (nationally). You can view this list for any state by changing the location shown to the left.
We found 697 occupations in Minnesota.
Rank Occupation
2016
 Employment
Earnings Typical Education
1
Retail salespersons
86,820
Median wage is less than $27,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Personal care aides
68,410
Median wage is less than $27,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
3
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
66,730
Median wage is less than $27,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Registered nurses
65,410
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearBachelor's degree
5
Cashiers
64,170
Median wage is less than $27,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
6
Customer service representatives
57,600
Median wage is between $27,100 to $38,290 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
7
Office clerks, general
57,500
Median wage is between $27,100 to $38,290 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
8
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
50,760
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Waiters and waitresses
50,540
Median wage is less than $27,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
10
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
48,830
Median wage is less than $27,100 per yearNo formal educational credential