Minneapolis Careers: Overview of Hot Careers in Minneapolis, MN

May 22, 2018

Do you live in Minneapolis, MN, or perhaps you're thinking of moving there? Need a job? Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota, has a lot going for it. Read the following article to find out about the largest employers and the fastest-growing career areas in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Overview

In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked Minneapolis as the 9th on the list of best places to live. Also in 2018, ranked Minneapolis as the 24th best city in America in which to find a job. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes that in March 2018, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had a civilian workforce of just over 2 million and boasted a 3.3% unemployment rate. In May 2017, the BLS reported the average hourly wage for workers in Minneapolis as $26.94, higher than the national average. Continue reading to learn about the area's largest employers and fastest-growing occupations.

Top Employers

As expected in a city the size of Minneapolis, there are several large public and private entities that provide significant employment opportunities. Twin Cities Business Magazine has published a list representing the top 10 employers in downtown Minneapolis, as ranked by number of employees.

  • Target Corporation
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Wells Fargo
  • Hennepin County
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • U.S. Bank
  • Xcel Energy
  • City of Minneapolis
  • RBC Wealth Management
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Capella Education
  • Star Tribune
  • SPS Commerce
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • ABM

Fastest-Growing Careers

From healthcare to finance, the fastest growing careers in Minneapolis cover a wide range of areas. According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), the following are projected to be the fastest-growing careers over the 2014-2024 decade in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Web Developers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Personal Financial Advisors
  • Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurses
  • Registered Nurses
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Assistants
  • Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
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