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Management: Career and Education Opportunities in Minnesota

Management: Office Managers are the first line administrators that supervise the operations of offices across the country. They direct the activities of offices and administrative personnel.

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Minnesota has a population of 5,266,214, which has grown by 7.05% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "North Star State," its capital is Saint Paul, though its largest city is Minneapolis. In 2008, there were a total of 3,567,295 jobs in Minnesota. The average annual income was $42,953 in 2008, up from $41,693 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Minnesota was 8.0% in 2009, which has grown by 2.6% since the previous year. Roughly 27.4% of Minnesota residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Minnesota include medical, dental, and hospital equipment merchant wholesalers, general-line grocery merchant wholesalers, and real estate credit. Notable tourist destinations include the Hennepin History Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Fridley Historical Society Museum.


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Office Manager

Office Managers supervise and coordinate the activities of clerical and administrative support workers. Office Managers need to pay attention to ongoing situations and monitor them as they develop. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.