Minnesota occupations with the largest projected employment growth...

  • Article by: DAVE BRAUNGER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 27, 1997 - 11:00 PM

RankOccupations 1997 Employment
 2005 Projected employment
1997-
2005
percent
change
1996 median wage per hour
1Retail salespersons 78,385
 87,120
11%$6.25
2General managers
and top executives
 70,488
 78,510
11%$26.15
3Cashiers 62,048
 69,510
12%$5.85
4Janitors/Cleaners/Maids,
except household
 68,143
 75,030
10%$7.62
5Computer systems
analysts
 12,521
 19,350
55%$24.80
6Waiters and waitresses 48,178
 54,920
14%$4.25
7Home health aides 13,270
 18,950
43%$7.64
8Truck drivers, heavy
and light
 54,436
 59,760
10%$10.66
9Receptionists and
information clerks
 25,773
 30,660
19%$8.50
10Registered nurses 37,946
 42,550
12%$20.47

...and the largest projected employment declines


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RankOccupations 1997 Employment
 2005 Projected employment
1997-
2005
percent
change
1996 median wage per hour
1Farmers 41,433
 37,920
(8%)NA
2Typists and word
processors
 11,995
 8,540
(29%)$12.41
3Bookkeeping, accounting
and auditing clerks
 41,982
 39,320
(6%)$10.71
4Tellers 7,863
 6,350
(19%)$7.79
5Computer operators, except
peripheral equipment
 4,584
 3,260
(29%)$11.42
6Bartenders 9,621
 8,930
(7%)$6.00
7Billing, posting & calculating
machine operators
 1,090
 450
(59%)$6.61