Colleges and Programs
Minnesota Management and Budget, Career Path and Families – This is a super helpful webpage on the State of Minnesota website. Career paths are divided into families (or clusters) of related work for your in depth analysis. A very thorough definition of the work category within the family is provided.
Minnesota Employment and Economic Development, Occupations in Demand – This is a very interesting webpage that you may just want to take a look at before embarking on that four year degree program; or, before determining a career path you would like to pursue. This list is long and extensive but, more importantly, displays the occupations in most demand in the state of Minnesota. Of even greater help, relative to information to add to your arsenal for career determination, may be the median wage, projected 10 year growth, education required and on-the-job time in training.
EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.
College Scholarships, Minnesota – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will help you find financial aid and scholarship information.
The Minnesota Teaching and Certification Resource – If you wish to teach in the K-12 Minnesota public school system, you first need to earn your certification. This website provides all the information you need as the requirements are outlined nicely with helpful support and links.
Minnesota College Grants Database – If you are a returning to college student, many options available for funding your higher education are provided on this website. Many grants and scholarships are listed for you to research and consider.
Most Affordable Colleges in Minnesota – If you are concerned about transfer credit to a Minnesota institute of higher learning, or if you need guidance on locating a college that is affordable to you, or maybe you are just perusing the grant and scholarship options for the state…..this site is a great resource.
Teacher Certification Degrees, Minnesota – If it’s your desire to become a teacher in the state of Minnesota, there are many paths to certification. The various certification processes are outlined for you on this website.
Healthcare Pathways, Minnesota – WOW! This is a wonderful website for information on the healthcare industry in Minnesota relative to schools (long list here with offerings at each), education requirements for specific healthcare jobs, career and employer information. Definitely worth a look if you want to work in the healthcare industry or if you are currently in a career but want to maximize your potential or expand your expertise and skillset.
Job Seekers and Career
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Apprenticeships – If you are interested in the trades job sector for a career, this website may be a great start for you. In addition to the fact that apprenticeships often lead to rewarding careers and flexible work-life balance, they also offer customized and hands-on experience to add to your potential wage earning arsenal.
Minnesota Government Jobs – Here’s a handy listing of government job openings by county, city, tribal sites, public utilities and other categories.
EdPost – It is with a bit of reluctance that this link to jobs in the education sector in the state of Minnesota is listed here. However, the nomenclature of St. Cloud State University’s description of the listing, ‘A top job posting site for positions in education’ is just too good and true to be ignored. Many current jobs are displayed posted by most recent date. The range of opportunities is vast. Definitely worth a look if you are seeking employment as a teacher, administrator, support specialist or even in the coaching arena.
iHireConstruction, Minnesota – Very simply, you want a job in construction in the state of Minnesota? Look no further than this search tool.
Minnesota Estimates (State Occupational Employment and Wage Information) – Estimates on employment and wages for the state of Minnesota by job category are available on this webpage of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics site. A great resource to review, perhaps, before you make that commitment to embarking on your career or even before a career educational program is undertaken.
Minnesota Creative Job Search – Here is a guide, sponsored by the state of Minnesota, which is friendly and concise yet thorough in its process in walking you through a search for employment.
Minnesota IT Services, Jobs – Not an extensive list of job opportunities here, but you just might get lucky and come upon the one that you have been looking for. MNIT employees play an important role in the technical infrastructure Minnesotans depend on and refer to on a daily basis.
Leadership and Development
Minnesota Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.
Minnesota Technology Association – Through respected programs, educational opportunities and networking events, members of this organization can progress their careers and lead the charge in advancing tech-related public policy issues. Built on the foundational belief that Minnesota’s technology-driven companies achieve the greatest success when there is access to exceptional talent, dedicated public policy advocates and a part of an innovative, inclusive technology community.
Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance – This organization seeks to align partners and communities that are committed to the growth and success of native-owned businesses, entrepreneurs and artisans. You will be connected with resources and providers that understand native business and communities.
Minnesota Minority Goods and Services Association – This association represents a professional collaborative group of minority-owned businesses comprised of service providers, consultants, supplier of goods and services of the metropolitan Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The healthcare and construction market sectors are primarily represented.
Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota – Do you have that entrepreneurial spirit? Are you worrying about the challenging transition from a corporate career into a sole proprietorship role or small enterprise? Here is a network that caters strictly to women supporting them in their venture by providing educational and networking opportunities to help grow their business.
Minnesota Health Organizations – If it’s a convenient, long list of organizations and affiliations in the healthcare industry across Minnesota is what you need, look here!
Minnesota Business Alliance – As a small business owner, you don’t have to be told about the multitude of challenges you face every day like stifling regulations and excessive taxes and fees. You may also feel your voice isn’t being heard…..’If only the policy makers better understood my daily challenges of being a small business owner.’ The goal of this organization is to provide a unified voice in order to improve the small business owner climate in Minnesota.
Minnesota Library Association – This organization serves the comradery of its members by facilitating educational opportunities, supporting strong ethical standards, providing legislative assistance and fostering year-round opportunity for connecting the library community and various constituencies.
Entrepreneurs and Start-ups
Minnesota Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.
How to Start a Business in Minnesota – WOW! This site is a super resource for instructions and guidance on your business venture startup.
Starting Your Business in Minnesota – If you are a ‘step-by-step’ person, then this website on how to start your Minnesota business in 7 steps will be a great resource for you. Behind each step is further information and guidance that is clear and concise without being overwhelming.
BusinessNameUSA – When this site says ‘One Stop Business Registration’ they mean it!! No matter what state, what type of business you are starting up or adding on to, licenses, permits, tax ID’s needed, you will be walked step-by-step through the process AND get a fee schedule so you know your due diligence start-up costs – at least from an administrative standpoint.
Minnesota Small Business Grants – State funding agencies, categories and the application itself can be found here.
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs - Many of the services needed by our country’s well-deserved veterans can be found here. Compensation claims, counsel on employment, educational programs, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, and other related activities and resources for veterans are available.
Minnesota Jobs for Veterans – This website may be worth a look if you are a veteran and searching for a job. The convenient job filters of full-time, part-time, fellowship, contract, weekend, new grad, work from home and remote may help you to hone in on the job flexibility you are looking for.
Minnesota Association, County Veterans Service Officers – This state-wide organization is made up of specially trained and certified veteran advocates called County Veterans Service Officers. These heroes are called upon to promote the interests and welfare of the armed forces veterans, their family members and survivors.
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs – On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.
The American Legion – Minnesota – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistant, and more.