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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.

240 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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 Sort ascending Need help? Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
21.36
$21.36  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
25.46
$25.46  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
18.95
$18.95  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
15.00
$15.00  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
38.95
$38.95  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
18.75
$18.75  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
32.99
$32.99  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
23.22
$23.22  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
38.13
$38.13  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
31.02
$31.02  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Community Health Workers
17.59
$17.59  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Logisticians
28.51
$28.51  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
35.11
$35.11  
five stars Not available Northwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
29.13
$29.13  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
30.92
$30.92  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Conservation Scientists
36.45
$36.45  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Forest and Conservation Technicians
22.60
$22.60  
five stars Not available Northwest
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
26.47
$26.47  
five stars Not available Northwest
Nurse Anesthetists
102.17
$102.17  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Psychiatrists
999.00
>$100  
five stars Not available Northwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
15.41
$15.41  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Family Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
five stars Not available Northwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
22.82
$22.82  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
22.65
$22.65  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Speech-Language Pathologists
34.29
$34.29  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
College Education Administrators
40.68
$40.68  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Industrial Engineers
37.89
$37.89  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Middle School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
23.59
$23.59  
five stars Not available Northwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
27.69
$27.69  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Pharmacists
62.81
$62.81  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Urban and Regional Planners
35.34
$35.34  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Childcare Workers
12.39
$12.39  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Secretaries
19.02
$19.02  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Physician Assistants
61.19
$61.19  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Veterinary Assistants
14.49
$14.49  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Health Educators
24.41
$24.41  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
999.00
>$100  
four stars Not available Northwest
Pharmacy Aides
15.49
$15.49  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
31.33
$31.33  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Correctional Officers
31.91
$31.91  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Carpenter Helpers
17.40
$17.40  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
24.34
$24.34  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Cashiers
12.64
$12.64  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
11.95
$11.95  
four stars Not available Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
11.95
$11.95  
four stars Not available Northwest
Environmental Engineers
36.64
$36.64  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
39.48
$39.48  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Network Architects
48.41
$48.41  
four stars Not available Northwest
Labor Relations Specialists
44.98
$44.98  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
 
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