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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 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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Computer User Support Specialists
30.42
$30.42  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.12
$30.12  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
27.75
$27.75  
four stars High School or less 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
Public Relations Specialists
32.31
$32.31  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Paramedics
30.42
$30.42  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Interpreters and Translators
30.59
$30.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
29.66
$29.66  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
29.97
$29.97  
three 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
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
36.95
$36.95  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
37.72
$37.72  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.30
$32.30  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
28.86
$28.86  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Bill and Account Collectors
21.82
$21.82  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Operations Research Analysts
42.89
$42.89  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Executive Secretaries
33.58
$33.58  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
29.88
$29.88  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.00
$31.00  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
32.32
$32.32  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Surgical Technologists
32.43
$32.43  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.93
$32.93  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Market Research Analysts
37.91
$37.91  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.19
$37.19  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
31.10
$31.10  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Health Care Social Workers
31.23
$31.23  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
31.75
$31.75  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Electricians
35.79
$35.79  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Food Service Managers
30.87
$30.87  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Cost Estimators
35.98
$35.98  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
33.39
$33.39  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Surveyors
36.71
$36.71  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Training and Development Specialists
36.67
$36.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
32.23
$32.23  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.55
$39.55  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
32.26
$32.26  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
32.94
$32.94  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Accountants and Auditors
37.36
$37.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
31.45
$31.45  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Human Resources Specialists
34.48
$34.48  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Chiropractors
37.56
$37.56  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
32.54
$32.54  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Environmental Scientists
40.13
$40.13  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
General and Operations Managers
43.50
$43.50  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Social and Community Service Managers
36.97
$36.97  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Radiologic Technologists
37.72
$37.72  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Compliance Officers
38.19
$38.19  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Conservation Scientists
36.35
$36.35  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
35.18
$35.18  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
 
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