Mpls. Among Hottest Job Markets

Occupations that will grow the most in 2011 are in the IT and health care sectors, according to the company.

Popular job site recently ranked Minneapolis among the 10 hottest job markets in the United States for 2011.

The Maynard, Massachusetts-based online employment site identified the top markets based on the number of available jobs per person, ranking Minneapolis sixth. Washington, D.C., topped the list, followed by San Francisco, Boston, Baltimore, and Seattle. also identified the top occupations for 2011 in these 10 markets. According to the company, the hottest jobs mostly fell within the IT and health care industries.

“This is largely due to the economic recovery where communities across the nation are starting to spend more on things like IT infrastructure and other areas where they'd previously avoided spending on for as long as possible,” Jesse Harriott, senior vice president and chief knowledge officer for, said in a statement. “Meanwhile, health care has long been immune to the economic recession, especially given the skills shortage in that industry due to Baby Boomers retiring, taking those skills with them in the process.”

According to, occupations within the IT industry that will grow the most include IT project managers, database administrators, software engineers, computer support specialists, and computer and information research scientists.

Within the health care support market, the job postings that are most likely to increase in prevalence are for nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants; occupational therapist assistants; dental assistants; home health aides; and pharmacy aides.'s full list of the 10 hottest job markets in the United States is as follows:

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. San Francisco
  3. Boston
  4. Baltimore
  5. Seattle
  6. Minneapolis
  7. Cleveland
  8. Tampa, Florida
  9. Dallas
  10. Kansas City, Missouri