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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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Management Analysts
45.46
$45.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Market Research Analysts
38.89
$38.89  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Marketing Managers
80.86
$80.86  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.62
$32.62  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
18.89
$18.89  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Mechanical Engineers
46.81
$46.81  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Medical Assistants
24.23
$24.23  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Records Specialists
30.00
$30.00  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Medical Secretaries
23.83
$23.83  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
55.87
$55.87  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
25.36
$25.36  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.63
$32.63  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
18.68
$18.68  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Middle School Teachers
31.47
$31.47  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.88
$23.88  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
35.16
$35.16  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.63
$20.63  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Motorboat Mechanics
25.33
$25.33  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
49.00
$49.00  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
New Accounts Clerks
23.08
$23.08  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
16.67
$16.67  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
16.87
$16.87  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Nurse Anesthetists
109.86
$109.86  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Nurse Practitioners
64.88
$64.88  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Nursing Assistants
20.78
$20.78  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
43.96
$43.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Occupational Therapists
42.03
$42.03  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.66
$37.66  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Operations Research Analysts
49.04
$49.04  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
23.76
$23.76  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
20.44
$20.44  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
31.00
$31.00  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Paramedics
32.27
$32.27  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Parts Salespersons
20.34
$20.34  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
28.79
$28.79  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Personal Financial Advisors
48.71
$48.71  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
24.14
$24.14  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacists
74.38
$74.38  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
23.33
$23.33  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Phlebotomists
20.86
$20.86  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Physical Therapists
47.83
$47.83  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Physician Assistants
65.03
$65.03  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
39.43
$39.43  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
41.67
$41.67  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Postal Service Clerks
29.27
$29.27  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
29.98
$29.98  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Preschool Special Education Teachers
35.31
$35.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Preschool Teachers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Printing Press Operators
22.54
$22.54  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
40.06
$40.06  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
 
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