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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.

268 occupations found

Occupation Title Sort ascending 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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Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
34.90
$34.90  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.19
$21.19  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
36.95
$36.95  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
22.97
$22.97  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
25.04
$25.04  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
31.10
$31.10  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Waiters and Waitresses
11.71
$11.71  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
19.96
$19.96  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Veterinarians
51.11
$51.11  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Vehicle Cleaners
17.72
$17.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Training and Development Specialists
36.67
$36.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Tire Repairers and Changers
18.70
$18.70  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Tellers
18.32
$18.32  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
30.08
$30.08  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
29.88
$29.88  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Surveyors
36.71
$36.71  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Surgical Technologists
32.43
$32.43  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.69
$22.69  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
32.94
$32.94  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
52.15
$52.15  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
37.79
$37.79  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
29.97
$29.97  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
22.78
$22.78  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.30
$19.30  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
26.38
$26.38  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
42.89
$42.89  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
32.32
$32.32  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.08
$19.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
17.46
$17.46  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
32.26
$32.26  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Speech-Language Pathologists
40.51
$40.51  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
31.09
$31.09  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
30.09
$30.09  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
20.29
$20.29  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Social and Community Service Managers
36.97
$36.97  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
18.61
$18.61  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
17.59
$17.59  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
17.59
$17.59  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
21.07
$21.07  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Sewing Machine Operators
17.90
$17.90  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
19.34
$19.34  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Security Guards
18.52
$18.52  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.21
$23.21  
five stars High School or less Northwest
School Psychologists
40.55
$40.55  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.22
$35.22  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Sales Managers
64.80
$64.80  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Retail Salespersons
15.63
$15.63  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
14.76
$14.76  
five stars High School or less Northwest
 
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