Minnesota Technical Schools

Minnesota is similar to other states because the top three occupations are retail salespersons, cashiers and office clerks. The highest concentrations of these jobs are in the state's most populated cities: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Duluth. Because of their proximity to each other, people call Minneapolis and St. Paul the Twin Cities and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) combines them with part of Wisconsin for their statistics and reports. Minnesota is a large state with agriculture and forestry being important industries. Although most workers do not need postsecondary schooling, the BLS reports that people with certifications and degrees, such as supervisory management, tend to find better employment.

Career Opportunities in Minnesota

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester is one of the state's important employers. According to the BLS, in 2011, the Minneapolis-St. Paul area was ninth in the nation for highest employment of registered nurses and Rochester was first in the highest concentration with 70.58 nurses per thousand general workers. Although most registered nurses need a bachelor degree, there are positions that require associate degrees or less. Other industries, such as UnitedHealth Group in Minnetonka, also have jobs for people who have some vocational schooling or college education. Target, which has corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, and Best Buy with headquarters in Richfield are also top employers in the state. It is typical for the top-wage jobs to be for medical professionals with doctorates, such as physicians and surgeons, but there are good jobs for technical school or community college graduates. An example of a job that one of these companies may have for a graduate with an associate degree is a computer support specialist or technician position. The following list has statewide statistics from the BLS, including 2011 employment numbers and mean annual wages:

  • Architectural and civil drafters 1,620 $52,320
  • Computer support specialist 12,550 $51,710
  • Industrial engineering technicians 3,160 $48,950
  • Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 2,820 $43,480
  • Medical transcriptionists 2,670 $36,490
  • Police 8,250 $55,960
  • Teacher assistants 30,520 $27,200


  • Technical Schools Guide makes finding the right Minnesota Technical Schools simple. We list both large and small Technical Colleges throughout the United States. Whether you are planning on attending a 2-year college, 4-year college, vocational college, purely technical college, or just single college courses, the listings above should contain each type of trade school, college, or university. Financial aid is available for many of these colleges but visitors will need to contact each school directly to get assistance. Technical Schools Guide does not maintain specific course, tuition, application, accredation or records of information on specific schools. All inquiries should be made directly with such schools. All information contained above is believed to be accurate and reputable. If a discrepancy is found, please contact the Technical Schools Guide staff by clicking on the "contact us" link below. We are also able to update college information and locations through this contact address. Featured listings on Technical Schools Guide are generally for-profit school listings. These listings help pay for bandwidth and maintenance of the Technical Schools Guide site. Thanks for visiting Technical Schools Guide and good luck in your Minnesota Technical school experience!

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