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Fastest-Growing Careers
These are the occupations that were expected to have the largest rate of growth from 2016 to 2026 (for states) or 2019 to 2029 (for the United States overall). Please note that these projections do not account for the impacts of the current pandemic. Many occupations are likely to have very different projections due to the rapidly changing economy. When revised data are available, they will be published here.
We found 553 growing occupations in Minnesota.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2016 2026
1
Wind turbine service technicians
270
540
100%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
2
Statisticians
930
1,300
39%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
3
Personal care aides
68,410
91,390
34%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
4
Home health aides
25,600
33,450
31%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
5
Physician assistants
1,970
2,580
31%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
6
Nurse practitioners
3,560
4,550
28%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
7
Cartographers and photogrammetrists
260
330
26%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
8
Magnetic resonance imaging technologists
710
890
26%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
9
Phlebotomists
1,910
2,410
26%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
10
Computer and information research scientists
360
450
25%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
11
Hazardous materials removal workers
610
760
25%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
12
Medical assistants
9,780
12,260
25%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
13
Information security analysts
3,680
4,560
24%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
14
Software developers, applications
15,120
18,720
24%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
15
Massage therapists
3,610
4,430
23%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
16
Agricultural workers, all other
410
500
22%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
17
Earth drillers, except oil and gas
530
650
22%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
18
Operations research analysts
2,650
3,250
22%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
19
Therapists, all other
540
650
22%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
20
Veterinary technologists and technicians
2,490
3,040
22%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearAssociate's degree
21
Actuaries
430
520
21%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
22
Athletic trainers
790
950
21%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
23
Diagnostic medical sonographers
1,630
1,960
21%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
24
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary
3,260
3,930
21%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearDoctoral or professional degree
25
Helpers--extraction workers
80
100
21%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent