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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 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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Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
21.10
$21.10  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
24.20
$24.20  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
18.47
$18.47  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
14.16
$14.16  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
36.82
$36.82  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
18.69
$18.69  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
31.98
$31.98  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
22.45
$22.45  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
37.17
$37.17  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
30.29
$30.29  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Community Health Workers
15.37
$15.37  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Logisticians
27.66
$27.66  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
34.35
$34.35  
five stars Not available Northwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
28.90
$28.90  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
30.36
$30.36  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Conservation Scientists
35.34
$35.34  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Forest and Conservation Technicians
23.73
$23.73  
five stars Not available Northwest
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
25.25
$25.25  
five stars Not available Northwest
Nurse Anesthetists
99.82
$99.82  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Psychiatrists
999.00
>$100   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
five stars Not available Northwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
14.74
$14.74  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Family Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
five stars Not available Northwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
22.42
$22.42  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
21.55
$21.55  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Speech-Language Pathologists
31.61
$31.61  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
College Education Administrators
41.21
$41.21  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Industrial Engineers
37.54
$37.54  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Middle School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
23.05
$23.05  
five stars Not available Northwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
28.74
$28.74  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Pharmacists
63.74
$63.74  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Urban and Regional Planners
34.69
$34.69  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Childcare Workers
11.63
$11.63  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Secretaries
18.10
$18.10  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Laboratory Technologists ------ four stars Not available Northwest
Medical Laboratory Technicians ------ four stars Not available Northwest
Physician Assistants
58.39
$58.39  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Veterinary Assistants
13.86
$13.86  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Health Educators
20.21
$20.21  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
999.00
>$100  
four stars Not available Northwest
Pharmacy Aides
14.59
$14.59  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
27.08
$27.08  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Correctional Officers
30.01
$30.01  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Carpenter Helpers
16.43
$16.43  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
23.98
$23.98  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Cashiers
11.83
$11.83  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
11.67
$11.67  
four stars Not available Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
11.67
$11.67  
four stars Not available Northwest
Environmental Engineers
35.58
$35.58  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
37.09
$37.09  
four stars High School or less Northwest
 
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