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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.

283 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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Need help? Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Marriage and Family Therapists
30.61
$30.61  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
23.21
$23.21  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
30.06
$30.06  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Health Care Social Workers
30.24
$30.24  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
24.48
$24.48  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
32.84
$32.84  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
19.13
$19.13  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Community Health Workers
19.30
$19.30  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Lawyers
39.06
$39.06  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
23.55
$23.55  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Title Examiners and Searchers
23.36
$23.36  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Preschool Teachers
18.56
$18.56  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Kindergarten Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Elementary School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Middle School Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
High School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Middle School ------ three stars Not available Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ------ three stars Not available Northwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
18.10
$18.10  
four stars Not available Northwest
Coaches and Scouts ------ four stars High School or less Northwest
Radio and Television Announcers
14.52
$14.52  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Public Relations Specialists
24.39
$24.39  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Editors
29.48
$29.48  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Interpreters and Translators
27.66
$27.66  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dentists
63.80
$63.80  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Dietitians and Nutritionists
29.55
$29.55  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Pharmacists
63.66
$63.66  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Physician Assistants
60.36
$60.36  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Occupational Therapists
37.65
$37.65  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Physical Therapists
39.78
$39.78  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Recreational Therapists
27.02
$27.02  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Respiratory Therapists
35.49
$35.49  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Speech-Language Pathologists
36.13
$36.13  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Veterinarians
49.64
$49.64  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Registered Nurses
37.36
$37.36  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Nurse Practitioners
60.28
$60.28  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Anesthesiologists ------ three stars Not available Northwest
Family Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
four stars Not available Northwest
General Internal Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
three stars Not available Northwest
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
999.00
>$100   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Not available Northwest
Psychiatrists
999.00
>$100  
three stars Not available Northwest
Dental Hygienists
38.09
$38.09  
three stars Not available Northwest
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
38.60
$38.60  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Radiologic Technologists
30.03
$30.03  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
37.68
$37.68  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Dietetic Technicians
16.93
$16.93  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
18.24
$18.24  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
14.59
$14.59  
four stars High School or less Northwest
 
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