Employment Outlook





Long-Term Occupation Projections
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Southwest 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 Occupations211,618213,5030.9%1,885103,553128,512233,950
110000Management Occupations24,46524,215-1%-25010,9087,30517,963
111011Chief Executives654589-9.9%-65179255369
111021General and Operations Managers2,9763,0803.5%1046281,8062,538
111031Legislators2092100.5%15788146
112021Marketing Managers225215-4.4%-1050134174
112022Sales Managers5725811.6%9131350490
112031Public Relations and Fundraising Managers31310% 71825
113011Administrative Services Managers2722802.9%883135226
113021Computer and Information Systems Managers201191-5%-1034107131
113031Financial Managers56664514%79139300518
113051Industrial Production Managers3823922.6%1090177277
113061Purchasing Managers92953.3%3274676
113121Human Resources Managers1291290% 3269101
113131Training and Development Managers30313.3%181827
119013Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers14,70514,226-3.3%-4798,4572,14810,126
119021Construction Managers3954052.5%1092178280
119031Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 7269-4.2%-3203249
119032Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary2422430.4%168110179
119039Education Administrators, All Other117116-0.9%-1335385
119041Architectural and Engineering Managers1001022%2204971
119051Food Service Managers333308-7.5%-25101236312
119111Medical and Health Services Managers48256116.4%79142254475
119121Natural Sciences Managers2625-3.8%-161419
119131Postmasters and Mail Superintendents5445-16.7%-9132125
119141Property, Real Estate, and Community Association M2682908.2%2211693231
119151Social and Community Service Managers183180-1.6%-36095152
119161Emergency Management Directors20215%18716
119199Managers, All Other7747952.7%21212329562
130000Business and Financial Operations Occupations6,4896,8766%3871,9893,8446,220
131031Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators183175-4.4%-845100137
131041Compliance Officers9593-2.1%-2264771
131051Cost Estimators2282353.1%773150230
131071Human Resources Specialists3663731.9%7107243357
131075Labor Relations Specialists6053-11.7%-7163746
131081Logisticians1151193.5%42982115
131111Management Analysts4875094.5%22160257439
131121Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners65684.6%3255078
131131Fundraisers505510%5163455
131141Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialis34340% 91827
131161Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists41045912%49115298462
131199Business Operations Specialists, All Other7017466.4%45227417689
132011Accountants and Auditors1,3691,53712.3%1684298361,433
132021Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate1881995.9%116756134
132041Credit Analysts1231305.7%72973109
132051Financial Analysts8174-8.6%-7154957
132052Personal Financial Advisors28031813.6%3874146258
132053Insurance Underwriters116114-1.7%-2306290
132061Financial Examiners50500% 142337
132072Loan Officers5495846.4%35137314486
132081Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents4241-2.4%-1121627
132099Financial Specialists, All Other79801.3%1254167
150000Computer and Mathematical Occupations2,1772,1860.4%93911,0491,449
151121Computer Systems Analysts2953043.1%955134198
151131Computer Programmers176151-14.2%-25297377
151132Software Developers, Applications2162348.3%1831110159
151133Software Developers, Systems Software8272-12.2%-10113839
151134Web Developers1601759.4%153185131
151141Database Administrators36398.3%381627
151142Network and Computer Systems Administrators237230-3%-733110136
151151Computer User Support Specialists564555-1.6%-9114288393
151152Computer Network Support Specialists91932.2%2194768
151199Computer Occupations, All Other17219513.4%233585143
170000Architecture and Engineering Occupations2,3822,6129.7%2306461,1722,048
171011Architects, Except Landscape and Naval333815.2%591630
171022Surveyors283421.4%691328
172051Civil Engineers15216911.2%173579131
172071Electrical Engineers11513013%15284992
172072Electronics Engineers, Except Computer789623.1%18203573
172081Environmental Engineers141614.3%23611
172112Industrial Engineers43150617.4%75107191373
172141Mechanical Engineers36941111.4%4279162283
172199Engineers, All Other34365.9%281424
173011Architectural and Civil Drafters13114611.5%154175131
173012Electrical and Electronics Drafters313616.1%5101833
173013Mechanical Drafters1451599.7%144582141
173022Civil Engineering Technicians18420310.3%1962102183
173023Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians169158-6.5%-115286127
173026Industrial Engineering Technicians1421494.9%74777131
173027Mechanical Engineering Technicians84918.3%7284681
173031Surveying and Mapping Technicians414817.1%7153254
190000Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1,4621,5224.1%603839101,353
191012Food Scientists and Technologists8076-5%-4215774
191013Soil and Plant Scientists1161225.2%63286124
191023Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists526117.3%9123657
191029Biological Scientists, All Other1312-7.7%-13810
192031Chemists606813.3%8164064
192041Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Includin82887.3%6185882
193031Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists3083245.2%1679121216
193051Urban and Regional Planners46496.5%392941
194011Agricultural and Food Science Technicians2352350% 65168233
194021Biological Technicians3230-6.3%-282127
194031Chemical Technicians708927.1%19264792
194091Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, 13147.7%151016
194093Forest and Conservation Technicians41422.4%1173149
210000Community and Social Service Occupations4,1134,3245.1%2111,7632,8954,869
211012Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Coun213208-2.3%-577138210
211015Rehabilitation Counselors226216-4.4%-1081145216
211021Child, Family, and School Social Workers440433-1.6%-7157277427
211022Healthcare Social Workers118111-5.9%-74173107
211023Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers111103-7.2%-8386898
211091Health Educators 49502%1223760
211093Social and Human Service Assistants1,4961,6158%1196951,1131,927
211094Community Health Workers2928-3.4%-1132133
211099Community and Social Service Specialists, All Othe3203303.1%10147241398
212011Clergy178167-6.2%-1179106174
212021Directors, Religious Activities and Education292270-7.5%-22125213316
230000Legal Occupations8358501.8%15205271491
231011Lawyers5155170.4%2102112216
231012Judicial Law Clerks242712.5%34916
232011Paralegals and Legal Assistants86893.5%3295890
250000Education, Training, and Library Occupations12,20612,4061.6%2005,2435,09210,535
251022Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary50512%1181938
251071Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary10312016.5%174143101
251072Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary11012715.5%174345105
252011Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education466450-3.4%-16197245426
252012Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education238236-0.8%-2102127227
252021Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Educati1,9982,0130.8%156627421,419
252022Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/920918-0.2%-2303340641
252031Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Care1,6041,6351.9%314966041,131
252032Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary Sch107106-0.9%-1334072
252052Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Eleme2362360% 7886164
252053Special Education Teachers, Middle School36360% 121325
252054Special Education Teachers, Secondary School1831840.5%16167129
253011Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy T8474-11.9%-10483775
253021Self-Enrichment Education Teachers36240010.5%38232178448
254021Librarians87870% 483381
254031Library Technicians1731730% 13689225
259031Instructional Coordinators1761802.3%48573162
259041Teacher Assistants2,9342,9721.3%381,6211,3473,006
259099Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Othe2942950.3%1140121262
270000Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occ3,0392,886-5%-1531,2901,5012,638
271021Commercial and Industrial Designers2421-12.5%-381318
271023Floral Designers10589-15.2%-16345573
271024Graphic Designers457435-4.8%-22158251387
272022Coaches and Scouts2092131.9%4118159281
272041Music Directors and Composers8884-4.5%-4493277
273011Radio and Television Announcers178149-16.3%-297085126
273031Public Relations Specialists1201254.2%53483122
273041Editors181162-10.5%-1957108146
290000Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations10,00710,4144.1%4072,7712,7685,946
291011Chiropractors7873-6.4%-513614
291021Dentists, General1341340% 251035
291031Dietitians and Nutritionists698218.8%13242259
291041Optometrists4543-4.4%-27611
291051Pharmacists317264-16.7%-53675670
291062Family and General Practitioners10912615.6%17171347
291069Physicians and Surgeons, All Other18821112.2%23292274
291071Physician Assistants658632.3%21132761
291122Occupational Therapists86871.2%1182443
291123Physical Therapists1891984.8%9374086
291125Recreational Therapists31349.7%39921
291127Speech-Language Pathologists96971%1173048
291131Veterinarians14417219.4%28302684
291141Registered Nurses3,5843,7203.8%1361,0467941,976
292021Dental Hygienists266261-1.9%-59559149
292041Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics7998334.3%34142336512
292052Pharmacy Technicians429373-13.1%-56130178252
292056Veterinary Technologists and Technicians13817023.2%325068150
292057Ophthalmic Medical Technicians54575.6%3182546
292061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1,3101,3845.6%744754681,017
292071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians1681796.5%115152114
292081Opticians, Dispensing173159-8.1%-145561102
292099Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other628029%18202361
299091Athletic Trainers374418.9%791127
310000Healthcare Support Occupations6,5036,6712.6%1683,8483,5317,547
311011Home Health Aides1,4251,4733.4%488807321,660
311014Nursing Assistants3,3323,289-1.3%-432,0111,6733,641
312021Physical Therapist Assistants576412.3%7274579
312022Physical Therapist Aides35388.6%3162746
319011Massage Therapists1701721.2%211261175
319091Dental Assistants380373-1.8%-7192216401
319092Medical Assistants48456416.5%80230322632
319097Phlebotomists11915227.7%335978170
319099Healthcare Support Workers, All Other1191233.4%47672152
330000Protective Service Occupations2,9322,889-1.5%-431,1911,4182,566
331011First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers4237-11.9%-5121421
331012First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives1301321.5%2374079
332011Firefighters6796840.7%5153289447
333012Correctional Officers and Jailers397347-12.6%-50131167248
333021Detectives and Criminal Investigators64663.1%2172342
333051Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers9019161.7%15219354588
339032Security Guards261253-3.1%-8152181325
339092Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Pro156155-0.6%-1215164378
350000Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations15,69215,278-2.6%-41411,36114,97625,923
351012First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Ser887864-2.6%-233928351,204
352012Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria811741-8.6%-704556211,006
352014Cooks, Restaurant1,6641,657-0.4%-79731,3282,294
352021Food Preparation Workers721688-4.6%-335636111,141
353011Bartenders1,6831,559-7.4%-1247811,8592,516
353021Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Inc4,2954,4483.6%1533,8714,0488,072
353031Waiters and Waitresses3,6643,481-5%-1832,6444,0526,513
353041Food Servers, Nonrestaurant561533-5%-28412384768
359011Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender143132-7.7%-11122109220
359021Dishwashers268241-10.1%-27188203364
359031Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffe338321-5%-17379361723
370000Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occu6,9917,0811.3%904,2874,4818,858
371011First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitor2412420.4%1122146269
371012First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Servic1691743%555104164
372011Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeepi3,6383,7142.1%762,3932,3134,782
372012Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1,1901,2031.1%138866691,568
373011Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1,4871,474-0.9%-136911,0581,736
373012Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Veg10094-6%-64569108
390000Personal Care and Service Occupations11,38011,7072.9%3278,8337,54816,708
391021First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers385365-5.2%-20180169329
392021Nonfarm Animal Caretakers33638414.3%48246290584
393012Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners5043-14%-7274161
393091Amusement and Recreation Attendants152149-2%-3159179335
395012Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists844815-3.4%-29554414939
399011Childcare Workers2,1022,097-0.2%-51,7141,3003,009
399021Personal Care Aides5,5475,9908%4434,6043,4688,515
399031Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors217205-5.5%-12138211337
399032Recreation Workers490470-4.1%-20314480774
399099Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other10699-6.6%-76980142
410000Sales and Related Occupations19,87619,571-1.5%-30512,24915,35427,298
411011First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1,8701,8720.1%26911,2591,952
411012First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers2512562%584141230
412011Cashiers5,8536,0944.1%2415,6095,47411,324
412021Counter and Rental Clerks3623691.9%7192268467
412022Parts Salespersons7077607.5%53319580952
412031Retail Salespersons5,4374,735-12.9%-7023,2204,0366,554
413011Advertising Sales Agents259215-17%-4488205249
413021Insurance Sales Agents6886951%7281372660
413031Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sa3573827%2597244366
413041Travel Agents3429-14.7%-5171931
413099Sales Representatives, Services, All Other685676-1.3%-9215587793
414012Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing2,2242,3324.9%1087521,5262,386
419011Demonstrators and Product Promoters198195-1.5%-3197134328
419099Sales and Related Workers, All Other1331362.3%371103177
430000Office and Administrative Support Occupations25,57924,376-4.7%-1,20312,99014,67626,463
431011First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrativ1,1281,108-1.8%-204346451,059
432011Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service6453-17.2%-11373965
433011Bill and Account Collectors1902047.4%1474129217
433021Billing and Posting Clerks3784159.8%37170218425
433031Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2,8152,652-5.8%-1631,6931,3132,843
433051Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks187178-4.8%-977103171
433061Procurement Clerks65661.5%1284372
433071Tellers1,1131,023-8.1%-905476861,143
434031Court, Municipal, and License Clerks1801968.9%168474174
434051Customer Service Representatives2,4742,391-3.4%-831,2431,8252,985
434061Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs124123-0.8%-14958106
434071File Clerks10092-8%-85958109
434081Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks1661660% 92164256
434121Library Assistants, Clerical1051061%18464149
434131Loan Interviewers and Clerks2392567.1%1789143249
434141New Accounts Clerks149143-4%-66290146
434151Order Clerks10895-12%-134766100
434161Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Tim390356-8.7%-34157250373
434171Receptionists and Information Clerks984968-1.6%-166076481,239
434199Information and Record Clerks, All Other130125-3.8%-56280137
435031Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers1441440% 5178129
435041Meter Readers, Utilities1814-22.2%-4567
435051Postal Service Clerks216200-7.4%-1610557146
435052Postal Service Mail Carriers575533-7.3%-42214156328
435053Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Proce6254-12.9%-8251734
435061Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks360354-1.7%-6124232350
435071Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks977960-1.7%-17378577938
435081Stock Clerks and Order Fillers2,0012,0030.1%21,0931,4262,521
435111Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recor92931.1%1375391
436011Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative809625-22.7%-184386376578
436013Medical Secretaries54462715.3%83315307705
436014Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except 2,5712,287-11%-2841,3091,2732,298
439041Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks11312510.6%125167130
439061Office Clerks, General4,1973,975-5.3%-2222,3982,3364,512
439071Office Machine Operators, Except Computer6757-14.9%-10274158
439199Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Oth213189-11.3%-2487128191
450000Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations3,8244,62520.9%8011,5514,6847,036
451011First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Fo15920126.4%4258177277
452011Agricultural Inspectors118117-0.8%-150104153
452091Agricultural Equipment Operators51161620.5%105206642953
452092Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Green65485130.1%1972758581,330
470000Construction and Extraction Occupations9,76010,3746.3%6143,5736,39710,584
471011First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and 4714801.9%9152300461
472031Carpenters1,9972,1256.4%1287091,1461,983
472051Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers36346327.5%100157280537
472061Construction Laborers1,4971,5674.7%705341,0101,614
472071Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators758412%9265489
472073Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipme1,0621,1326.6%704197691,258
472111Electricians1,1251,1340.8%93938391,241
472152Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters5385655%27200369596
472181Roofers21024918.6%3966155260
472211Sheet Metal Workers1001077%73671114
474011Construction and Building Inspectors63676.3%4323773
474051Highway Maintenance Workers7848305.9%46341463850
490000Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations7,7968,3437%5472,7464,7188,011
491011First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, a4795075.8%28160254442
492011Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Rep5650-10.7%-6173445
492022Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repair15317514.4%2254116192
492094Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial a3734-8.1%-392228
493021Automotive Body and Related Repairers2592745.8%1592159266
493023Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1,2211,2593.1%383917491,178
493041Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians47353813.7%65157319541
493053Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mec384210.5%4162545
499021Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mecha2812913.6%1079192281
499041Industrial Machinery Mechanics77886911.7%91278426795
499044Millwrights86882.3%2284979
499051Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers2612713.8%1067140217
499071Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1,5521,6053.4%536438781,574
499098Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Wor748312.2%93859106
499099Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All1181288.5%104571126
510000Production Occupations19,28718,761-2.7%-5267,82913,68120,984
511011First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating1,0691,1144.2%453486991,092
513011Bakers7977-2.5%-25059107
513021Butchers and Meat Cutters230208-9.6%-2298167243
513022Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers770752-2.3%-18342580904
513092Food Batchmakers487453-7%-34258393617
513099Food Processing Workers, All Other324318-1.9%-6138217349
514011Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal 6216535.2%32176447655
514012Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Progr182222.2%461424
514021Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, 338264-21.9%-7475226227
514031Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Oper272239-12.1%-3392193252
514033Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine 9285-7.6%-7316286
514041Machinists72782012.8%93269504866
514072Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, 8060-25%-20265359
514111Tool and Die Makers8988-1.1%-1354882
514121Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers1,0651,1023.5%372898461,172
514122Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, O192110.5%251623
515111Prepress Technicians and Workers231171-26%-6083152175
515112Printing Press Operators722648-10.2%-74267446639
515113Print Binding and Finishing Workers367326-11.2%-41263191413
516011Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers248215-13.3%-33155156278
517042Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tender1011010% 3970109
518021Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators16820823.8%4060132232
518031Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Op315294-6.7%-2187162228
519012Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, 648431.3%20205898
519021Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters,221205-7.2%-1677160221
519023Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, an230207-10%-2379164220
519032Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, an1601727.5%1260127199
519041Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machi19224226%5084174308
519061Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighe737649-11.9%-88288531731
519111Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tender1,017979-3.7%-384726631,097
519121Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, O1541678.4%1346120179
519122Painters, Transportation Equipment11613314.7%173693146
519151Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machin2419-20.8%-5112228
519198Helpers--Production Workers713708-0.7%-53816771,053
519199Production Workers, All Other602595-1.2%-7235437665
532012Commercial Pilots445013.6%6133049
533021Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 232211-9.1%-2117490243
533031Driver/Sales Workers405357-11.9%-48162239353
533032Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers4,4944,7856.5%2911,9672,9155,173
533033Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1,3041,3765.5%725688421,482
533041Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs430418-2.8%-12252172412
536031Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants89923.4%34999151
537011Conveyor Operators and Tenders245229-6.5%-16117197298
537051Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators65073312.8%83241517841
537061Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment6096588%49327550926
537062Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, 2,7522,8162.3%641,3792,3803,823
537064Packers and Packagers, Hand709628-11.4%-81453546918
* 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.