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Occupations in Demand

Which jobs are in demand?

Learn more about job availability and wages for careers in your region. The following careers are currently in demand in various regions across the state. The regions represented are the 6 planning areas in Minnesota as defined by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

Short-term demand is defined as the combination of recently reported vacancies and relatively low unemployment levels.

Sort the table by clicking on the column header. Use the dropdown box to change the region. Get more information by clicking an occupation title or wage.

302 occupations found

Occupation Title Wage Need help? Median wage means the point at which half of all workers in the occupation earn less and half earn more. New employees are usually in the "earn less" half.
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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Registered Nurses
39.02
$39.02  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Retail Salespersons
14.11
$14.11  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Stockers and Order Fillers
15.34
$15.34  
five stars Not available Statewide
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.86
$22.86  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nursing Assistants
17.96
$17.96  
five stars Not available Statewide
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
24.64
$24.64  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
17.73
$17.73  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Customer Service Representatives
20.00
$20.00  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
24.20
$24.20  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
16.12
$16.12  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
35.01
$35.01  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
19.54
$19.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
19.08
$19.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
23.57
$23.57  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
20.94
$20.94  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Assistants
21.74
$21.74  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
22.23
$22.23  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
30.35
$30.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
General Office Clerks
19.09
$19.09  
five stars High School or less Statewide
General and Operations Managers
50.00
$50.00  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
31.90
$31.90  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Financial Managers
62.22
$62.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Family Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
five stars Not available Statewide
Elementary School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Management Analysts
42.12
$42.12  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Accountants and Auditors
34.22
$34.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
18.41
$18.41  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
22.05
$22.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
High School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Systems Analysts
47.26
$47.26  
five stars Not available Statewide
Medical Secretaries
20.89
$20.89  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
17.34
$17.34  
five stars Not available Statewide
Childcare Workers
13.57
$13.57  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
34.63
$34.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ------ five stars Not available Statewide
Nurse Practitioners
59.29
$59.29  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Industrial Engineers
44.76
$44.76  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
18.95
$18.95  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Rehabilitation Counselors
19.70
$19.70  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.44
$19.44  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
34.44
$34.44  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
38.68
$38.68  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Managers
45.63
$45.63  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
31.31
$31.31  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Surgical Technologists
30.05
$30.05  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
18.33
$18.33  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
23.21
$23.21  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Health Care Social Workers
28.54
$28.54  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
38.85
$38.85  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical and Health Services Managers
49.38
$49.38  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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