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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 descending 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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Accountants and Auditors
38.52
$38.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Administrative Services Managers
63.23
$63.23  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
34.44
$34.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Agricultural Equipment Operators
24.16
$24.16  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
40.83
$40.83  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
15.98
$15.98  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Athletic Trainers
30.02
$30.02  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Automotive Body Repairers
25.01
$25.01  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.67
$24.67  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
17.85
$17.85  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bakers
18.67
$18.67  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bartenders
13.05
$13.05  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bill and Account Collectors
22.46
$22.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
24.97
$24.97  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
24.62
$24.62  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, School
24.25
$24.25  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.95
$23.95  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
30.90
$30.90  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Butchers and Meat Cutters
22.62
$22.62  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
23.65
$23.65  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Carpenters
30.91
$30.91  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cashiers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.94
$31.94  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
28.47
$28.47  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
33.22
$33.22  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Childcare Workers
15.65
$15.65  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Chiropractors
35.21
$35.21  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
35.12
$35.12  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Civil Engineers
49.24
$49.24  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
50.10
$50.10  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Coaches and Scouts
23.57
$23.57  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
College Education Administrators
50.65
$50.65  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Community Health Workers
24.15
$24.15  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Compliance Officers
39.30
$39.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
36.19
$36.19  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Computer Systems Analysts
52.96
$52.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer User Support Specialists
31.04
$31.04  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
83.27
$83.27  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Conservation Scientists
38.14
$38.14  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Construction Laborers
27.45
$27.45  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Managers
51.40
$51.40  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Construction and Maintenance Painters
28.76
$28.76  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
29.05
$29.05  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cost Estimators
39.03
$39.03  
four stars High School or less Northwest
 
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