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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.

244 occupations found

Occupation Title Wage Sort descending 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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Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
22.03
$22.03  
five stars Not available Northwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
22.19
$22.19  
four stars Not available Northwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
22.42
$22.42  
five stars Not available Northwest
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
22.45
$22.45  
five stars Not available Northwest
Postal Service Clerks
22.47
$22.47  
four stars Not available Northwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
22.64
$22.64  
four stars Not available Northwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
22.64
$22.64  
five stars Not available Northwest
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
22.96
$22.96  
three stars Not available Northwest
Mental Health Counselors
22.96
$22.96  
three stars Not available Northwest
Surveyors
23.00
$23.00  
four stars Not available Northwest
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
23.05
$23.05  
five stars Not available Northwest
Medical Equipment Repairers
23.07
$23.07  
four stars Not available Northwest
Chemical Technicians
23.09
$23.09  
four stars Not available Northwest
Computer User Support Specialists
23.32
$23.32  
five stars Not available Northwest
Tax Preparers
23.52
$23.52  
three stars Not available Northwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
23.60
$23.60  
three stars Not available Northwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
23.70
$23.70  
four stars Not available Northwest
Forest and Conservation Technicians
23.73
$23.73  
five stars Not available Northwest
Construction and Building Inspectors
23.92
$23.92  
four stars Not available Northwest
Exercise Physiologists
23.98
$23.98  
four stars Not available Northwest
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
23.98
$23.98  
four stars Not available Northwest
Cost Estimators
24.10
$24.10  
three stars Not available Northwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
24.12
$24.12  
five stars Not available Northwest
Surgical Technologists
24.13
$24.13  
five stars Not available Northwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
24.20
$24.20  
five stars Not available Northwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
24.26
$24.26  
four stars Not available Northwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
24.28
$24.28  
five stars Not available Northwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
24.38
$24.38  
four stars Not available Northwest
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
24.47
$24.47   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars Not available Northwest
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
25.25
$25.25  
five stars Not available Northwest
Market Research Analysts
25.50
$25.50  
five stars Not available Northwest
Architectural and Civil Drafters
26.21
$26.21  
three stars Not available Northwest
Judicial Law Clerks
26.24
$26.24  
four stars Not available Northwest
Human Resources Specialists
26.42
$26.42  
three stars Not available Northwest
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
26.66
$26.66  
three stars Not available Northwest
Physical Therapist Assistants
26.70
$26.70  
three stars Not available Northwest
Interpreters and Translators
26.78
$26.78   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Not available Northwest
Training and Development Specialists
27.07
$27.07  
three stars Not available Northwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
27.08
$27.08  
four stars Not available Northwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
27.18
$27.18  
four stars Not available Northwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
27.60
$27.60  
five stars Not available Northwest
Tool and Die Makers
27.64
$27.64  
three stars Not available Northwest
Logisticians
27.66
$27.66  
five stars Not available Northwest
Health Care Social Workers
27.72
$27.72  
three stars Not available Northwest
Electricians
27.82
$27.82  
four stars Not available Northwest
Recreational Therapists
27.98
$27.98   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars Not available Northwest
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
28.18
$28.18  
four stars Not available Northwest
Accountants and Auditors
28.52
$28.52  
five stars Not available Northwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
28.60
$28.60  
four stars Not available Northwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
28.65
$28.65  
three stars Not available Northwest
 
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