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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.

287 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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Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
13.89
$13.89  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Electricians
29.95
$29.95  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Accountants and Auditors
30.51
$30.51  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Childcare Workers
14.07
$14.07  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
22.97
$22.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
19.40
$19.40  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Receptionists and Information Clerks
14.87
$14.87  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
29.75
$29.75  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Social and Community Service Managers
35.55
$35.55  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
46.10
$46.10  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Parts Salespersons
18.12
$18.12  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
18.25
$18.25  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Financial Managers
49.27
$49.27  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
23.69
$23.69  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
28.69
$28.69  
five stars Not available Northwest
Waiters and Waitresses
11.84
$11.84  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Recreation Workers
15.30
$15.30  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Insurance Sales Agents
24.31
$24.31  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Loan Officers
37.82
$37.82  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Engineers
38.38
$38.38  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
35.27
$35.27  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Human Resources Specialists
29.76
$29.76  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
14.32
$14.32  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacists
63.66
$63.66  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Radiologic Technologists
30.03
$30.03  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Mechanical Engineers
38.19
$38.19  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Printing Press Operators
18.73
$18.73  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
29.11
$29.11  
five stars Not available Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
29.11
$29.11  
five stars Not available Northwest
Security Guards
17.79
$17.79  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
24.40
$24.40  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.61
$23.61  
five stars Not available Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.61
$23.61  
five stars Not available Northwest
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
38.21
$38.21  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Executive Secretaries
30.05
$30.05  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Physical Therapists
39.78
$39.78  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Farm Animal Caretakers
14.56
$14.56  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
31.28
$31.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.39
$17.39  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Speech-Language Pathologists
36.13
$36.13  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Interviewers
18.42
$18.42  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Sales Managers
49.27
$49.27  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Phlebotomists
17.12
$17.12  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Health Care Social Workers
30.24
$30.24  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Food Service Managers
26.93
$26.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Agricultural Equipment Operators
18.53
$18.53  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.15
$24.15  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
18.61
$18.61  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Respiratory Therapists
35.49
$35.49  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Occupational Therapists
37.65
$37.65  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
 
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