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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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Restaurant Cooks
18.19
$18.19  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Respiratory Therapists
39.64
$39.64  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Residential Advisors
21.29
$21.29  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.67
$22.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Registered Nurses
41.97
$41.97  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Recreation Workers
18.28
$18.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Receptionists and Information Clerks
17.21
$17.21  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Radiologic Technologists
37.72
$37.72  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Purchasing Managers
61.59
$61.59  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Public Relations Specialists
32.31
$32.31  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
18.75
$18.75  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
29.81
$29.81  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
28.35
$28.35  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Production Helpers
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
39.55
$39.55   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Printing Press Operators
22.80
$22.80  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Preschool Teachers
18.11
$18.11  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Preschool Special Education Teachers
32.72
$32.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
27.63
$27.63  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Postal Service Clerks
27.58
$27.58  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.55
$39.55  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
37.72
$37.72  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Physician Assistants
62.13
$62.13  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Physical Therapists
45.74
$45.74  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Phlebotomists
20.03
$20.03  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacists
68.49
$68.49  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
23.20
$23.20  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Personal Financial Advisors
41.88
$41.88  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
26.76
$26.76  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Parts Salespersons
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Paramedics
30.42
$30.42  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
30.14
$30.14  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
22.87
$22.87  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Operations Research Analysts
42.89
$42.89  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.19
$37.19  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Occupational Therapists
40.62
$40.62  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
41.95
$41.95  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Nursing Assistants
19.44
$19.44  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Nurse Practitioners
63.91
$63.91  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Nurse Anesthetists
111.03
$111.03  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
15.55
$15.55  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
15.32
$15.32  
three stars High School or less Northwest
New Accounts Clerks
21.75
$21.75  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
44.98
$44.98  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Motorboat Mechanics
23.31
$23.31  
three stars High School or less Northwest
 
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