Best Employment In Minneapolis - St. Paul

A street scene in the Twin Cities Area
A street scene in the Twin Cities Area | Source

Top 10 Largest Employers in The Twin Cities Metro Area

  1. University of Minnesota
  2. U.S. Government
  3. State of Minnesota
  4. 3M CO - physicians' and surgeons' equipment
  5. Fairview University Medical Center
  6. Methodist Hospital
  7. Thompson West - legal research
  8. Mayo Clinic
  9. Abbott Northwestern Hospital - Piper Breast Center
  10. Regions Hospital

Government, Healthcare and Legal Jobs Dominate the Market

The largest local market area (LMI) employers are the State and Federal Government, Healthcare, and Legal Research

Transportation and Construction are also healthy in the Twin Cities and will be boosted by ARRA Stimulus Package funds for infrastructure and Employment & Training form 2009 - 2012.

Economic expansion has stressed the local market area's transportation services and these are expanding with recent opening of the 21st century's Hiawatha Light Rail reaching out towards the Mall of America in Bloomington and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Regional rail routes called the Northstar Corridor are connecting St. Cloud with Minneapolis as well, with expansions after 2008 all the way through 2014.

ARRA funds awere allocated for further expansion and successful in many fields in the Twin Cities.

Transportation to and from the area and for commuting:

Airport Terminals

  • Minneapolis-St Paul Intl/World-Chamberlain at www.mspairport.com/
  • St Cloud Regional
  • Rochester International
  • Crystal
  • Anoka County-Blaine
  • St Paul Downtown Holman Field

Amtrak Train Station

  • St. Paul/Minneapolis, In St. Paul, At 730 Transfer Rd. Ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, payphones, vending machines, free parking, car rental service, taxi stand.

Jobs Increasing the Most 2014 - 2016

  • Temporary Agencies - IT managers and Analysts, Administrative Assistants, Virtual Assistants, Website Design, and Data Entry
  • Swift Transportation - Truck Drivers, Owner-Operators, Mechanics
  • Telereach Corporate - Sales, Telemarketing, IT
  • Mayo Clinic - Healthcare and IT
  • STI 1,184
  • Ameriplan - Insurnace Sales and IT
  • UnitedHealth Group - Healthcare and Insurance Sales; some IT

Fast Growing Suburbs

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Jobs Increased from mid-2010 - 2014

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See graphs below for some specific increases through 2010.
See graphs below for some specific increases through 2010.
See graphs below for some specific increases through 2010. | Source
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Job Increases in Insurance and Healthcare

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All of the Healthcare related jobs above have increased significantly as forecast. Minor decreases in Jan '09 are offset by increases in Feb - May 2009.
All of the Healthcare related jobs above have increased significantly as forecast. Minor decreases in Jan '09 are offset by increases in Feb - May 2009.
All of the Healthcare related jobs above have increased significantly as forecast. Minor decreases in Jan '09 are offset by increases in Feb - May 2009.

Top 10 High Demand Jobs for the 21st Century in the Twin Cities

All of the following job titles are in Healthcare or Insurance positions.

[Job Title and Percentage of Increase in Jobs Available]

  1. Physician Assistants 83.3%
  2. Home Health Aides 68%
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists 64.7%
  4. Surgeons 62.6%
  5. Pediatricians, General 62.5%
  6. Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 57.1%
  7. Internists, General 56.2%
  8. Family and General Practitioners 55.7%
  9. Podiatrists 55.6%
  10. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 54.5% 

Hospitals and Medical Centers in The Twin Cities

  • Abbott - Northwestern Hospital Inc
  • Children's Health Care - Minneapolis
  • Clifton House
  • Fairview University Medical Center
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Philliphs Eye Institute

The Greater Metropolitan Area

This Minneaoplis-St. Paul metro area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of the United States and covers the following Minnesota Counties:

  • Anoka
  • Carver
  • Chisago
  • Dakota
  • Hennepin
  • Isanti
  • Ramsey
  • Scott
  • Sherburne
  • Washington
  • Wright

and in Wisconsin, covers these counties:

  • Pierce
  • St. Croix

Twin Cities Higher Education

Major Colleges and Universities in Minneapolis-St. Paul

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Woodson 7 years ago from Minnesota

Do you think this information about jobs in Mpls-St. Paul is still accurate? I know a lot has changed recently.


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Yes, pretty much - the graphs I added 5/17/09 show increases in actual job listings in those Top 10 Jobs (Healthcare/Insurance) and for some, the increase is 1,000s of Percent higher.

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