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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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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
22.87
$22.87  
three 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
Electricians
35.79
$35.79  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
18.60
$18.60  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Dental Hygienists
41.51
$41.51  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
27.09
$27.09  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Dental Assistants
30.56
$30.56  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
32.53
$32.53  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
32.53
$32.53  
three 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
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
33.39
$33.39  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.83
$24.83  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
34.54
$34.54  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
32.54
$32.54  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
25.09
$25.09  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.22
$31.22  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Forest and Conservation Technicians
24.66
$24.66  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Computer User Support Specialists
30.42
$30.42  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
35.18
$35.18  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Facilities Managers
46.38
$46.38  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Administrative Services Managers
58.69
$58.69  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
24.20
$24.20  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.55
$39.55  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Medical Records Specialists
25.87
$25.87  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
19.96
$19.96  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Surgical Technologists
32.43
$32.43  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Paramedics
30.42
$30.42  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Emergency Medical Technicians
20.17
$20.17  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Radiologic Technologists
37.72
$37.72  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
43.81
$43.81  
three 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
Registered Nurses
41.97
$41.97  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Preschool Special Education Teachers
32.72
$32.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
30.44
$30.44  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
30.09
$30.09  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
31.09
$31.09  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
31.86
$31.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.08
$19.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Instructional Coordinators
37.77
$37.77  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Graphic Designers
30.17
$30.17  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Public Relations Specialists
32.31
$32.31  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Athletic Trainers
28.94
$28.94  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
52.15
$52.15  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
38.36
$38.36  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services
23.93
$23.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
General and Operations Managers
43.50
$43.50  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Marketing Managers
76.65
$76.65  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
 
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