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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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Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.09
$20.09  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
32.23
$32.23  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.67
$23.67  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Middle School Teachers
30.98
$30.98  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
18.32
$18.32  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.30
$32.30  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
28.58
$28.58  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
50.29
$50.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Records Specialists
25.87
$25.87  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Medical Assistants
23.96
$23.96  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Mechanical Engineers
40.97
$40.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
18.17
$18.17  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.93
$32.93  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Marketing Managers
76.65
$76.65  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Market Research Analysts
37.91
$37.91  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Management Analysts
47.07
$47.07  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
24.39
$24.39  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Maids and Housekeepers
16.79
$16.79  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Machinists
25.69
$25.69  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
28.86
$28.86  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Loan Officers
38.66
$38.66  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
23.77
$23.77  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
22.39
$22.39  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
14.01
$14.01  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
27.09
$27.09  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
33.08
$33.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
33.08
$33.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Legal Secretaries
29.94
$29.94  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Lawyers
68.58
$68.58  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
15.98
$15.98  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
24.20
$24.20   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
18.91
$18.91  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
30.44
$30.44  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Kindergarten Teachers
30.85
$30.85  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Janitors and Cleaners
17.87
$17.87  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Interviewers
19.61
$19.61  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Interpreters and Translators
30.59
$30.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Insurance Sales Agents
30.34
$30.34  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Instructional Coordinators
37.77
$37.77  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
18.99
$18.99  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.76
$19.76  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.88
$23.88  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Production Managers
50.97
$50.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
31.45
$31.45  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Industrial Engineers
48.00
$48.00  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.22
$31.22  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Human Resources Specialists
34.48
$34.48  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Human Resources Managers
65.16
$65.16  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
 
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