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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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Production Helpers
19.58
$19.58  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
29.01
$29.01  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Project Management Specialists
47.65
$47.65  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Project Management Specialists
47.65
$47.65  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Project Management Specialists
47.65
$47.65  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
30.71
$30.71  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Public Relations Specialists
33.30
$33.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Purchasing Managers
68.84
$68.84  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Radiologic Technologists
38.72
$38.72  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Receptionists and Information Clerks
18.34
$18.34  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Recreation Workers
18.39
$18.39  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Registered Nurses
48.19
$48.19  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.72
$22.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Residential Advisors
22.42
$22.42  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Respiratory Therapists
40.75
$40.75  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Restaurant Cooks
18.57
$18.57  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
14.49
$14.49  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Retail Salespersons
17.35
$17.35  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Sales Managers
66.13
$66.13  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.00
$35.00  
five stars High School or less Northwest
School Psychologists
40.90
$40.90  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.91
$23.91  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Security Guards
20.62
$20.62  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
22.20
$22.20  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Sewing Machine Operators
18.77
$18.77  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
22.63
$22.63  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
18.72
$18.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
18.72
$18.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
19.69
$19.69   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Social and Community Service Managers
39.36
$39.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
22.54
$22.54  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Software Developers
62.10
$62.10  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Software Developers
62.10
$62.10  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
32.32
$32.32  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
33.19
$33.19  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Speech-Language Pathologists
41.50
$41.50  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
34.19
$34.19  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.29
$19.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
35.06
$35.06  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
45.78
$45.78  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
29.46
$29.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
21.39
$21.39  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
24.07
$24.07  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
32.08
$32.08  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
40.21
$40.21  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
56.28
$56.28  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
36.81
$36.81  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
23.18
$23.18  
five stars High School or less Northwest
 
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