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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 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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Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.22
$31.22  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
30.14
$30.14  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Respiratory Therapists
39.64
$39.64  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
32.53
$32.53  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Electricians
35.79
$35.79  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Dental Hygienists
41.51
$41.51  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
33.39
$33.39  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.39
$24.39  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
37.11
$37.11  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
18.60
$18.60  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Dental Assistants
30.56
$30.56  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
27.09
$27.09  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Machinists
25.69
$25.69  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
31.45
$31.45  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
22.87
$22.87  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
32.23
$32.23  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.83
$24.83  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
32.53
$32.53  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Human Resources Assistants
23.64
$23.64  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cost Estimators
35.98
$35.98  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
28.58
$28.58  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Loan Officers
38.66
$38.66  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Coaches and Scouts
19.41
$19.41  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Interpreters and Translators
30.59
$30.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Food Service Managers
30.87
$30.87  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
29.81
$29.81  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
20.29
$20.29  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Community Health Workers
22.93
$22.93  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
19.34
$19.34  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
18.32
$18.32  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dispensing Opticians
19.39
$19.39  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
26.97
$26.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Security Guards
18.52
$18.52  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
24.72
$24.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.30
$19.30  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
22.78
$22.78  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
29.97
$29.97  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
23.20
$23.20  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
15.32
$15.32  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Childcare Workers
14.63
$14.63  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
22.94
$22.94  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Recreation Workers
18.28
$18.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Residential Advisors
21.29
$21.29  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.69
$22.69  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Insurance Sales Agents
30.34
$30.34  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
28.11
$28.11  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
36.95
$36.95  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
32.32
$32.32  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bill and Account Collectors
21.82
$21.82  
three stars High School or less Northwest
 
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