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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 Sort ascending 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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Operations Research Analysts
42.89
$42.89  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Bill and Account Collectors
21.82
$21.82  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
28.86
$28.86  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.30
$32.30  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
37.72
$37.72  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
36.95
$36.95  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.22
$35.22  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
29.97
$29.97  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
29.66
$29.66  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Interpreters and Translators
30.59
$30.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Paramedics
30.42
$30.42  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Public Relations Specialists
32.31
$32.31  
three stars Bachelor's degree 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
Highway Maintenance Workers
27.75
$27.75  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.12
$30.12  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Computer User Support Specialists
30.42
$30.42  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Postal Service Clerks
27.58
$27.58  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
27.63
$27.63  
four stars High School or less Northwest
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
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
30.08
$30.08  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
28.35
$28.35  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
33.08
$33.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
33.08
$33.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.83
$24.83  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
25.92
$25.92  
three stars Not available Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
25.92
$25.92  
three stars Not available Northwest
Carpenters
29.41
$29.41  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dental Assistants
30.56
$30.56  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Legal Secretaries
29.94
$29.94  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
28.11
$28.11  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
26.38
$26.38  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
25.19
$25.19  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Forest and Conservation Technicians
24.66
$24.66  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
27.09
$27.09  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Medical Records Specialists
25.87
$25.87  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
29.81
$29.81  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
24.20
$24.20   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.75
$23.75  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
26.76
$26.76  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive Body Repairers
24.21
$24.21  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
37.11
$37.11  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
26.97
$26.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
24.79
$24.79  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.88
$23.88  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
25.04
$25.04  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Graphic Designers
30.17
$30.17  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.67
$23.67  
three stars High School or less Northwest
 
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