These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Minnesota In 2017

Chris Kolmar
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Minnesota is, and has been since its founding, a state in change. We’re growing, we’re progressing, we’re constantly on the move, it seems, financially, industrially, technologically, and of course, in the work force.

Some jobs that were popular fifty or sixty years ago are unheard of these days. Jobs that will be popular in fifty or sixty years — we may not even be able to guess.

But today, what we can guess are which jobs are going to be the most beneficial in one year, or even a few. Because we’ve crunched the data, and we’ve come up with a list of the fastest growing jobs in Minnesota.

Here are the top 10 fastest growing jobs in Minnesota, and below, we’ll show you the top 100:

  1. Home Health Aid
  2. Operations Analyst
  3. Personal Care Assistant
  4. Nurse Practitioner
  5. Physician Assistant
  6. Massage Therapist
  7. Credit Counselor
  8. Physical Therapist Assistant
  9. Residential Advisor
  10. Physical Therapist

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that home health aideses and operations research analystss would be so in demand?

Not only does this mean we’re progressing in some important areas, but it also means you might just be able to snag yourself a more secure job.

We’ll get to the details of said jobs in a moment. First, here’s how we came up with this list.

How we determined the fastest growing jobs in Minnesota in 2017

Every couple of years each state’s Department of Labor works in conjunction with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to compile projections for job growth by occupation. The government last completed this research in 2014 with projections going out until 2024.

Because this is America and the government never makes it easy, we had to gather the data from all the states individually to develop a master database.

We then identified the occupations in Minnesota that are projected to have at least 1,000 workers in 2024 so that the jobs will still be relevant. This left us with data for 345 occupations in Minnesota.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 345.

At the end of the day, the data showed that home health aideses will be the fastest growing job in Minnesota.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Minnesota matter

Sure, it’s certainly interesting to see what sort of trends jobs will take over the next decade, because jobs are a great way to see what direction Minnesota is heading.

But aside from being merely ‘interesting,’ it’s also good to note which jobs will be more secure, and more readily available now and in the coming years. If you’re looking for something that will last–take a look at this list.

From home health aideses to operations research analystss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

And now, here’s a look at the 100 fastest growing jobs in the North Star State for 2017.

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Minnesota

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Home Health Aid 130.1% $26,390 39,990
2 Operations Analyst 128.0% $87,630 2,470
3 Personal Care Assistant 125.8% $24,610 80,500
4 Nurse Practitioner 125.7% $106,820 3,670
5 Physician Assistant 124.6% $107,670 2,380
6 Massage Therapist 124.2% $46,540 4,210
7 Credit Counselor 123.8% $48,770 1,250
8 Physical Therapist Assistant 123.6% $52,640 1,520
9 Residential Advisor 123.2% $34,650 2,280
10 Physical Therapist 123.0% $79,310 4,660
11 Biomedical Engineer 122.9% $101,710 1,180
12 Phlebotomist 120.2% $36,370 2,200
13 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 120.0% $43,010 5,530
14 Optician 119.3% $39,470 2,160
15 Web Developer 118.5% $70,610 4,290
16 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 118.4% $77,680 1,480
17 Business Analyst 118.0% $91,940 16,170
18 Line Leader 118.0% $42,120 1,900
19 Medical Assistant 117.9% $37,560 10,140
20 Interpreter And Translator 117.9% $46,700 2,240
21 Computer Numerical Controller Supervisor 117.8% $57,240 1,190
22 Emergency Medical Technician 117.3% $38,850 5,210
23 Community Health Representative 117.3% $38,050 1,220
24 Personal Banker 116.7% $108,820 5,930
25 Industrial Mechanic 116.2% $53,430 6,870
26 X-Ray Technician 115.9% $54,950 2,110
27 Substance Abuse Counselor 115.9% $46,650 2,620
28 Miner 115.7% $69,390 1,700
29 Instructor 115.0% $37,300 8,580
30 Cardiovascular Technician 115.0% $64,600 1,150
31 Medical Director 114.9% $105,820 7,320
32 Medical Laboratory Technician 114.8% $45,420 3,560
33 Occupational Therapist 114.8% $71,800 2,480
34 Mental Health Counselor 114.8% $48,790 3,650
35 Veterinary Technician 114.6% $35,430 2,670
36 Information Technology Manager 114.4% $136,560 11,470
37 Volunteer 114.1% $34,380 17,830
38 Mental Health Worker 113.4% $49,310 2,450
39 Marketing Internship 113.3% $69,370 14,210
40 Medical Receptionist 113.0% $41,260 9,990
41 Medical Technologist 113.0% $65,860 3,920
42 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 112.6% $69,100 2,500
43 Chiropractic Physician 112.6% $74,860 1,340
44 Recreation Leader 112.2% $28,390 9,460
45 Health Educator 112.1% $52,480 1,760
46 Respiratory Therapist 112.0% $66,520 1,680
47 Dental Hygienist 112.0% $71,330 5,150
48 Mechanic 111.9% $48,640 7,430
49 Registered Nurse 111.9% $73,940 63,480
50 Dental Assistant 111.8% $47,210 6,140
51 Licensed Practical Nurse 111.4% $43,620 20,120
52 Sterile Processing Technician 111.3% $39,970 1,380
53 Information Security Analyst 111.1% $90,280 1,910
54 Surgical Technician 110.9% $53,020 2,040
55 Radiologic Technician 110.8% $63,830 4,300
56 Insurance Agent 110.7% $86,730 9,240
57 Electrician 110.7% $64,360 12,260
58 Program Manager 110.5% $75,920 3,570
59 Software Developer 110.4% $92,680 13,300
60 Machinist 110.1% $47,380 12,210
61 Dietitian 110.1% $59,810 1,860
62 Clinical Psychology Internship 110.0% $77,460 4,060
63 Supervisor 109.9% $37,340 5,000
64 Medical Records Clerk 109.7% $46,050 4,080
65 Cement Mason 109.5% $50,360 4,500
66 Construction Worker 109.4% $47,590 15,240
67 Equipment Operator 109.3% $50,940 1,520
68 Gas Station Attendant 109.3% $25,720 1,290
69 Property Manager 109.2% $65,710 5,810
70 Computer Technician 109.2% $53,860 14,290
71 Animal Care Technician 109.2% $25,300 4,410
72 Rehabilitation Counselor 109.1% $39,180 3,240
73 Roofer 108.8% $57,710 2,350
74 Database Administrator 108.7% $89,870 2,860
75 Management Consultant 108.6% $88,220 15,750
76 Appraiser 108.6% $69,000 2,660
77 Tractor Operator 108.4% $35,010 1,290
78 Environmental Scientist 108.3% $69,790 1,820
79 Crew Member 108.3% $21,620 69,240
80 Plumber 108.2% $68,440 10,370
81 Certified Nursing Assistant 108.2% $30,610 32,260
82 Painter 108.2% $44,310 7,160
83 Food Runner 108.0% $25,840 7,190
84 Compliance Analyst 107.8% $88,680 1,100
85 Cabinet Builder 107.8% $40,030 2,490
86 Health Claims Examiner 107.6% $72,430 1,130
87 Securities Clerk 107.6% $48,100 1,980
88 Refuse Collector 107.5% $40,250 2,990
89 Courier 107.5% $31,560 1,430
90 Community Organizer 107.5% $45,320 5,180
91 Research Fellow 107.4% $71,360 2,320
92 Assistant Manager 107.4% $34,150 16,270
93 Esthetician 107.4% $45,050 1,020
94 Training Manager 107.3% $114,990 1,330
95 Carpenter 107.2% $49,350 21,150
96 Interviewer 107.2% $35,240 3,290
97 Front Desk Clerk 107.1% $22,760 4,690
98 Accountant 107.0% $70,920 29,410
99 Operator 107.0% $60,090 9,910
100 Tile Installer 107.0% $46,480 1,070

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