Employment Outlook





Long-Term Occupation Projections
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Northwest Minnesota

SOC CodeOccupationEstimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Percent Change 2016 - 2026Numeric Change 2016 - 20262016 - 2026 Labor Market Exit Openings*2016 - 2026 Occupational Transfer Openings*2016 - 2026 Total Openings**
000000Total, All Occupations262,786273,7474.2%10,961130,759163,914305,634
110000Management Occupations25,23525,9272.7%69210,7188,42819,838
111011Chief Executives752703-6.5%-49210298459
111021General and Operations Managers3,3633,6267.8%2637242,0843,071
111031Legislators4114427.5%31115179325
112021Marketing Managers25129919.1%4862167277
112022Sales Managers5926459%53141375569
112031Public Relations and Fundraising Managers71778.5%6164264
113011Administrative Services Managers3653968.5%31114186331
113031Financial Managers72181412.9%93176380649
113051Industrial Production Managers37742613%4994183326
113061Purchasing Managers13015821.5%284271141
113071Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers15817611.4%183887143
113121Human Resources Managers20723312.6%2655118199
119013Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers13,08812,934-1.2%-1547,6061,9329,384
119021Construction Managers6246697.2%45148287480
119031Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 54551.9%1152541
119032Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary3823840.5%2107174283
119033Education Administrators, Postsecondary229214-6.6%-1562101148
119039Education Administrators, All Other1341350.7%13861100
119041Architectural and Engineering Managers17119212.3%213787145
119051Food Service Managers2462480.8%278182262
119111Medical and Health Services Managers60066611%66172309547
119121Natural Sciences Managers79823.8%3184566
119131Postmasters and Mail Superintendents8168-16%-13203138
119151Social and Community Service Managers3233384.6%15109172296
119161Emergency Management Directors29303.4%1111123
119199Managers, All Other1,1021,1585.1%56306474836
130000Business and Financial Operations Occupations8,4949,1898.2%6952,6435,1798,517
131031Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators6561-6.2%-4163547
131041Compliance Officers2432607%1770127214
131051Cost Estimators27231917.3%4793192332
131071Human Resources Specialists7057374.5%32209474715
131111Management Analysts6877306.3%43228366637
131121Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners1151269.6%114690147
131131Fundraisers1071113.7%43471109
131151Training and Development Specialists314304-3.2%-1095199284
131161Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists60276727.4%165182470817
131199Business Operations Specialists, All Other1,0581,1165.5%583416271,026
132011Accountants and Auditors1,4851,6299.7%1444608961,500
132021Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate2492646%158974178
132041Credit Analysts80845%4194770
132051Financial Analysts11814220.3%242682132
132052Personal Financial Advisors24729117.8%4466132242
132072Loan Officers592565-4.6%-27140321434
132081Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents16176.3%15612
132082Tax Preparers1201308.3%106862140
132099Financial Specialists, All Other1011043%3325388
150000Computer and Mathematical Occupations3,0363,45213.7%4165761,5552,547
151121Computer Systems Analysts43349414.1%6185207353
151131Computer Programmers182166-8.8%-16307892
151132Software Developers, Applications27835025.9%7243154269
151133Software Developers, Systems Software16720422.2%372591153
151134Web Developers1962023.1%637101144
151141Database Administrators10111513.9%14234582
151142Network and Computer Systems Administrators3583765%1852172242
151151Computer User Support Specialists72885417.3%126161407694
151152Computer Network Support Specialists12714917.3%222871121
151199Computer Occupations, All Other2172306%1343104160
170000Architecture and Engineering Occupations3,0573,41611.7%3598451,5272,731
171011Architects, Except Landscape and Naval58615.2%3152745
171022Surveyors75806.7%5233260
172051Civil Engineers2452616.5%1655125196
172071Electrical Engineers19622916.8%334885166
172072Electronics Engineers, Except Computer465621.7%10122042
172081Environmental Engineers43454.7%2101830
172112Industrial Engineers38843411.9%4694167307
172141Mechanical Engineers51461319.3%99114235448
172199Engineers, All Other759121.3%16193368
173011Architectural and Civil Drafters911009.9%9285289
173013Mechanical Drafters19224125.5%4964117230
173019Drafters, All Other294037.9%11101940
173022Civil Engineering Technicians3013258%24100165289
173023Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians1161225.2%63863107
173025Environmental Engineering Technicians252812%381425
173026Industrial Engineering Technicians295268-9.2%-2790148211
173031Surveying and Mapping Technicians505510%5173759
190000Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1,7481,8505.8%1024601,1171,679
191012Food Scientists and Technologists24254.2%171826
191013Soil and Plant Scientists92931.1%1256793
191029Biological Scientists, All Other4645-2.2%-192937
191031Conservation Scientists1061081.9%2226690
191032Foresters84929.5%8185480
191099Life Scientists, All Other242712.5%351624
192031Chemists576615.8%9163964
192041Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Includin1611737.5%1236115163
193031Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists3013227%2178119218
193051Urban and Regional Planners768511.8%9164974
194011Agricultural and Food Science Technicians86938.1%7256496
194091Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, 83886%53464103
194099Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, Al25250% 101929
210000Community and Social Service Occupations6,1946,5846.3%3902,5934,3577,340
211012Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Coun3733801.9%7138246391
211015Rehabilitation Counselors240200-16.7%-4081144185
211019Counselors, All Other61679.8%6244272
211021Child, Family, and School Social Workers8779589.2%81330583994
211022Healthcare Social Workers2092257.7%1678138232
211023Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers15217011.8%1858102178
211091Health Educators 11413215.8%185691165
211093Social and Human Service Assistants1,6031,6543.2%517281,1651,944
211094Community Health Workers149137-8.1%-1265106159
211099Community and Social Service Specialists, All Othe28732513.2%38138227403
212011Clergy2682866.7%18127170315
212021Directors, Religious Activities and Education6877357%48316539903
230000Legal Occupations1,2941,3000.5%6334470810
231011Lawyers6446551.7%11129140280
231023Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates55585.5%3111226
250000Education, Training, and Library Occupations16,84916,9620.7%1137,2446,98314,340
251011Business Teachers, Postsecondary109107-1.8%-2404179
251022Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary9188-3.3%-3333464
251072Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary9511015.8%15383992
252011Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education5125211.8%9222276507
252012Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education2802820.7%2121150273
252021Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Educati2,9712,9890.6%189831,1032,104
252022Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/1,1591,1680.8%9384431824
252031Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Care2,2302,2450.7%156858351,535
252032Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary Sch94940% 293564
252052Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Eleme3873941.8%7130142279
252053Special Education Teachers, Middle School1071080.9%1363976
252054Special Education Teachers, Secondary School4854880.6%3162177342
253021Self-Enrichment Education Teachers6026599.5%57384295736
254021Librarians1081123.7%46041105
254031Library Technicians1931940.5%115299252
259031Instructional Coordinators225211-6.2%-1410489179
259041Teacher Assistants3,9964,0581.6%622,2101,8374,109
259099Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Othe1982032.5%59582182
270000Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occ3,7963,7950%-11,5692,0313,599
271023Floral Designers137121-11.7%-164673103
271024Graphic Designers54259710.1%55201320576
271026Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers163157-3.7%-65790141
272022Coaches and Scouts2812810% 157212369
273031Public Relations Specialists2282415.7%1366159238
273041Editors269265-1.5%-488169253
273042Technical Writers52579.6%5183356
274012Broadcast Technicians1312-7.7%-14811
290000Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations14,06014,9376.2%8774,0193,9708,866
291021Dentists, General1691732.4%4321349
291031Dietitians and Nutritionists1111175.4%6363375
291041Optometrists819112.3%10141135
291051Pharmacists524497-5.2%-2711898189
291062Family and General Practitioners1861986.5%12282161
291063Internists, General41410% 6511
291069Physicians and Surgeons, All Other1341458.2%11201546
291071Physician Assistants738617.8%13142855
291122Occupational Therapists264247-6.4%-175371107
291123Physical Therapists38343212.8%497985213
291126Respiratory Therapists95972.1%2232247
291127Speech-Language Pathologists2002094.5%93764110
291128Exercise Physiologists21224.8%15612
291131Veterinarians9110414.3%13181647
291141Registered Nurses4,5314,8968.1%3651,3491,0252,739
291171Nurse Practitioners15318520.9%323348113
292021Dental Hygienists3123192.2%711471192
292031Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians36398.3%310922
292032Diagnostic Medical Sonographers9310310.8%10252459
292034Radiologic Technologists 3303475.2%178884189
292035Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists202210%25512
292041Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics7237534.1%30129303462
292052Pharmacy Technicians751743-1.1%-8243331566
292055Surgical Technologists14817417.6%265271149
292061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses2,5522,7096.2%1579289141,999
292071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians2953074.1%128890190
292081Opticians, Dispensing1661776.6%115763131
292099Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other698523.2%16212562
299011Occupational Health and Safety Specialists1241272.4%3283465
299091Athletic Trainers53577.5%4121531
310000Healthcare Support Occupations8,1149,07411.8%9605,0734,53010,563
311011Home Health Aides1,6732,07023.7%3971,1379462,480
311014Nursing Assistants4,4374,8048.3%3672,8072,3355,509
312011Occupational Therapy Assistants627012.9%8334788
312021Physical Therapist Assistants18520913%2486145255
312022Physical Therapist Aides333918.2%6162749
319011Massage Therapists2692824.8%1318099292
319091Dental Assistants4734821.9%9244273526
319092Medical Assistants25029618.4%46120168334
319093Medical Equipment Preparers8910821.3%196259140
319094Medical Transcriptionists1051082.9%37154128
319097Phlebotomists17920011.7%2182109212
319099Healthcare Support Workers, All Other20123114.9%30135129294
330000Protective Service Occupations4,1624,2913.1%1291,9232,2154,267
331012First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives2462647.3%187179168
331021First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Preven53577.5%4191740
331099First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Worke7874-5.1%-4353869
332011Firefighters5926347.1%42137260439
333011Bailiffs38380% 131730
333012Correctional Officers and Jailers444418-5.9%-26152194320
333021Detectives and Criminal Investigators1231273.3%4334481
333051Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1,2551,3447.1%89314506909
339032Security Guards577570-1.2%-7340405738
339092Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Pro2712855.2%14385293692
339093Transportation Security Screeners* (federal only)1817-5.6%-19715
339099Protective Service Workers, All Other1811831.1%2252192446
350000Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations20,29820,4590.8%16115,26119,66635,088
351011Chefs and Head Cooks1101121.8%236101139
351012First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Ser1,0651,0710.6%64781,0191,503
352012Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria1,1461,1540.7%86749201,602
352014Cooks, Restaurant2,0462,1143.3%681,2191,6642,951
352021Food Preparation Workers735714-2.9%-215796281,186
353011Bartenders2,0932,024-3.3%-699922,3613,284
353021Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Inc4,5554,8426.3%2874,1614,3518,799
353022Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, an1,4331,345-6.1%-881,6691,3112,892
353031Waiters and Waitresses4,7574,701-1.2%-563,5005,3638,807
353041Food Servers, Nonrestaurant7127322.8%205445071,071
359011Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender3123264.5%14284253551
359021Dishwashers566555-1.9%-11415447851
359031Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffe437433-0.9%-4501476973
370000Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occu9,87310,6347.7%7616,3716,43313,565
371011First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitor3824066.3%24199238461
371012First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Servic2022187.9%1668127211
372011Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeepi3,8314,0415.5%2102,5622,4765,248
372012Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners3,0543,3399.3%2852,3671,7874,439
373011Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers2,2502,4689.7%2181,1021,6853,005
390000Personal Care and Service Occupations13,86015,1119%1,25111,06210,13522,448
391021First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers557556-0.2%-1267250516
393091Amusement and Recreation Attendants778767-1.4%-118169181,723
395012Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists1,2891,146-11.1%-1438126081,277
399011Childcare Workers2,5882,6040.6%162,1191,6083,743
399021Personal Care Aides4,9766,11622.9%1,1404,4263,3348,900
399031Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors3933971%4258395657
399032Recreation Workers7517976.1%465077741,327
399041Residential Advisors1041083.8%470105179
410000Sales and Related Occupations25,38625,316-0.3%-7016,03319,85135,814
411011First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers2,3772,328-2.1%-498681,5832,402
411012First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers4214394.3%18143240401
412011Cashiers8,0937,862-2.9%-2317,4907,31014,569
412021Counter and Rental Clerks3583806.1%22194271487
412022Parts Salespersons5435908.7%47246448741
412031Retail Salespersons7,3316,879-6.2%-4524,4985,6399,685
413011Advertising Sales Agents234231-1.3%-387201285
413021Insurance Sales Agents83292411.1%92357472921
413099Sales Representatives, Services, All Other9981,0949.6%963319031,330
414012Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing2,1182,3279.9%2097331,4892,431
419011Demonstrators and Product Promoters6765-3%-26645109
419022Real Estate Sales Agents4844921.7%8250190448
419031Sales Engineers729633.3%242065109
419041Telemarketers28280% 172643
419099Sales and Related Workers, All Other23025510.9%25128185338
430000Office and Administrative Support Occupations32,94832,611-1%-33717,10119,46336,227
431011First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrativ1,7081,7200.7%126659891,666
432011Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service8270-14.6%-12485187
433011Bill and Account Collectors26330817.1%45107187339
433021Billing and Posting Clerks70280114.1%99321414834
433031Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks3,7383,604-3.6%-1342,2731,7643,903
433051Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks3783862.1%8161215384
433061Procurement Clerks1301375.4%75687150
433071Tellers1,068869-18.6%-199496622919
434031Court, Municipal, and License Clerks3083286.5%20142125287
434051Customer Service Representatives2,6302,7855.9%1551,3842,0313,570
434061Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs3173386.6%21130154305
434071File Clerks126119-5.6%-77574142
434081Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks74684513.3%994407861,325
434111Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan3103275.5%17170199386
434121Library Assistants, Clerical87936.9%67254132
434131Loan Interviewers and Clerks259245-5.4%-1491146223
434151Order Clerks204200-2%-494132222
434161Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Tim392372-5.1%-20161256397
434171Receptionists and Information Clerks1,3831,3971%148649231,801
434199Information and Record Clerks, All Other1471555.4%87394175
435021Couriers and Messengers1521679.9%157369157
435031Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers1801947.8%1466101181
435032Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance293282-3.8%-11102155246
435041Meter Readers, Utilities5147-7.8%-4162032
435051Postal Service Clerks250233-6.8%-1712266171
435052Postal Service Mail Carriers707656-7.2%-51263192404
435053Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Proce4338-11.6%-5171224
435061Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks3964359.8%39144270453
435071Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1,0171,0604.2%434056181,066
435081Stock Clerks and Order Fillers2,9322,768-5.6%-1641,5562,0303,422
435111Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recor6659-10.6%-7253654
436011Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative641550-14.2%-91321312542
436013Medical Secretaries6537169.6%63369359791
436014Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except 3,1853,018-5.2%-1671,6711,6253,129
439021Data Entry Keyers232190-18.1%-42109136203
439022Word Processors and Typists4134-17.1%-7241835
439041Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks12013815%185572145
439061Office Clerks, General5,5615,508-1%-533,2483,1656,360
439071Office Machine Operators, Except Computer5554-1.8%-1243659
439199Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Oth3463768.7%30157229416
450000Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations3,5584,13416.2%5761,4034,1826,161
470000Construction and Extraction Occupations12,45513,5158.5%1,0604,6128,25813,930
471011First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and 6646975%33218429680
472031Carpenters2,8483,1189.5%2701,0261,6582,954
472051Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers71583516.8%120295526941
472061Construction Laborers1,9072,0688.4%1616931,3102,164
472073Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipme1,1501,2145.6%644518291,344
472111Electricians8618852.8%24304649977
472152Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters7067749.6%68268495831
472181Roofers10712315%163378127
472211Sheet Metal Workers2192378.2%1879156253
474011Construction and Building Inspectors941006.4%64855109
474051Highway Maintenance Workers9801,0446.5%644285801,072
490000Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations10,11010,9718.5%8613,6266,23610,723
491011First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, a6036579%54204325583
492022Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repair5465745.1%28186396610
493021Automotive Body and Related Repairers36740510.4%38133230401
493023Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1,4611,4912.1%304658911,386
493031Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Speciali6507119.4%61209388658
493041Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians2702969.6%2688178292
493042Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines3483737.2%25112227364
493093Tire Repairers and Changers1992158%1677178271
499041Industrial Machinery Mechanics73391324.6%180278425883
499043Maintenance Workers, Machinery354220%7162245
499051Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers4104284.4%18106220344
499052Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers14516614.5%2138115174
499071Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2,2402,3977%1579451,2892,391
499098Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Wor14115812.1%1772113202
499099Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All3383596.2%21128200349
510000Production Occupations21,62422,9526.1%1,3288,92615,90826,162
511011First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating1,1131,2139%1003717441,215
513011Bakers210187-11%-23127149253
513021Butchers and Meat Cutters19923216.6%3397164294
513092Food Batchmakers4244444.7%20238363621
513099Food Processing Workers, All Other1972096.1%1287137236
514011Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal 34939412.9%45103261409
514012Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Progr516833.3%17164275
514021Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, 17621823.9%4249148239
514031Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Oper8999586.6%593367031,098
514033Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine 2682877.1%1996194309
514041Machinists1,4191,64716.1%2285329981,758
514072Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, 2893045.2%15109224348
514081Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tend20524720.5%4284156282
514111Tool and Die Makers1932119.3%1879110207
514121Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers1,2721,47215.7%2003651,0721,637
514193Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, an8178-3.7%-3205875
515112Printing Press Operators3743811.9%7147246400
516011Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers327319-2.4%-8216217425
516031Sewing Machine Operators3623774.1%15210178403
517011Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters209172-17.7%-3789106158
517041Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wo260244-6.2%-16102186272
518021Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators1441546.9%1048105163
518031Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Op453450-0.7%-3129240366
519012Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, 12014520.8%2536104165
519022Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand3025-16.7%-5102126
519023Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, an1241261.6%24594141
519032Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, an227210-7.5%-1779167229
519041Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machi1241315.6%749102158
519061Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighe776753-3%-23318585880
519071Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers4136-12.2%-5231735
519111Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tender1,0311,1198.5%885087141,310
519121Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, O33337913.8%46102266414
519122Painters, Transportation Equipment1011075.9%63078114
519123Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers27297.4%282131
519198Helpers--Production Workers84296614.7%1244858611,470
519199Production Workers, All Other33537311.3%38139259436
530000Transportation and Material Moving Occupations16,63517,2673.8%6328,36711,42020,419
533021Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 20624318%3717692305
533022Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 1,8921,9432.7%511,5047832,338
533031Driver/Sales Workers1,1521,088-5.6%-644757041,115
533032Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers4,0414,2154.3%1741,7502,5934,517
533033Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1,4741,5877.7%1136499611,723
533041Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs578520-10%-58326222490
536031Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants36540711.5%42207421670
537011Conveyor Operators and Tenders1011054%45186141
537051Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators73481110.5%77269578924
537061Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment4875206.8%33260437730
537062Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, 3,0833,3097.3%2261,5832,7334,542
537063Machine Feeders and Offbearers83874.8%44668118
537081Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors2973135.4%16138222376
* Labor Market Exit Openings are the projected number of workers leaving an occupation and exiting the labor market entirely (most labor force exits are related to workers retiring). Occupational transfers are the projected number of workers permanently leaving an occupation and transferring to a different occupation.
** Total Openings represent the sum of job openings from employment growth, labor force exits, and occupational transfers.