Minnesota Career Guide: Fastest Growing Minnesota (MN) Careers

Looking for a job in Minnesota, 'The Land of 10,000 Lakes'? Don't know what careers there are to choose from? Read the following article to find out what are the fastest growing careers and those that will have the most openings in Minnesota (MN).

Minnesota Career Guide: Fastest Growing Minnesota (MN) Careers

Minnesota is known as the 'North Star State' or 'The Land of 10,000 Lakes'. Sounds like a pretty place to live, but is Minnesota a good place to work? What does Minnesota have to offer the job seeker?

According to CareerInfoNet (www.careerinfonet.org), the fastest growing jobs in Minnesota from 2012-2022 will be in the fields of healthcare and construction and extraction. All of the careers in the two lists below are on the top 25 list of fastest growing careers, and the percentage of increase ranges from 25% - 45%.

Careers in Healthcare

The fastest-growing careers in healthcare include the following:

  • Personal Care Aides
  • Physician Assistants
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Genetic Counselors
  • Home Health Aides
  • Nurse Midwives
  • Medical Equipment Repairers
  • Orthotists and Prosthetists
  • Nurse Practitioners

Careers in Construction and Extraction

Included among the fastest-growing careers in the field of construction and extraction are the following:

  • Mechanical Insulation Workers
  • Helpers for Brickmasons, Blockmasons and Stonemasons and Tile and Marble Setters
  • Carpenter Helpers
  • Brickmasons and Blockmasons
  • Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
  • Helpers for Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers and Stucco Masons
  • Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

Other Fast-Growing Careers

The following careers are also predicted to grow by at least 25% in Minnesota by 2022:

  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
  • Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Meeting, Convention and Events Planners
  • Statisticians
  • Actuaries
  • Biochemists and Biophysicists
  • Welding, Soldering and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

Careers with the Most Openings

Though not necessarily among the fastest-growing careers, the following are some of those predicted by CareerInfoNet to have the most openings through 2022:

  • Retail Salespersons
  • Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  • Personal Care Aides
  • Cashiers
  • Waiters and Waitresses
  • Registered Nurses
  • Home Health Aides
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • General Office Clerks
  • Childcare Workers

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