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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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Network and Computer Systems Administrators
37.75
$37.75  
five stars Not available Northwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
14.63
$14.63  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
15.49
$15.49  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
31.37
$31.37  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
14.11
$14.11  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
30.23
$30.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Preschool Teachers
18.56
$18.56  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
27.03
$27.03  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Coaches and Scouts ------ four stars High School or less Northwest
Vehicle Cleaners
15.05
$15.05  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Family Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
four stars Not available Northwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
22.10
$22.10  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Market Research Analysts
29.31
$29.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
14.60
$14.60  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Systems Analysts
38.70
$38.70  
four stars Not available Northwest
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
11.72
$11.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Electrical Engineers
47.43
$47.43  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
24.24
$24.24  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
29.97
$29.97  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
30.50
$30.50  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Surgical Technologists
29.13
$29.13  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Construction and Maintenance Painters
22.37
$22.37  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Human Resources Managers
48.51
$48.51  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Marketing Managers
58.50
$58.50  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
New Accounts Clerks
18.53
$18.53  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
28.40
$28.40  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Physician Assistants
60.36
$60.36  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Food Cooking Machine Operators
21.42
$21.42  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
19.74
$19.74  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Dishwashers
12.24
$12.24  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
15.13
$15.13  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
18.10
$18.10  
four stars Not available Northwest
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
24.26
$24.26  
four stars Not available Northwest
Mental Health Counselors
24.26
$24.26  
four stars Not available Northwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
29.72
$29.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
14.73
$14.73  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
24.29
$24.29  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Middle School Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Wood Sawing Machine Operators
18.88
$18.88  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Laboratory Technologists ------ four stars Not available Northwest
Medical Laboratory Technicians ------ four stars Not available Northwest
Tire Repairers and Changers
17.25
$17.25  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
18.37
$18.37  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
18.88
$18.88  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Dental Assistants
24.39
$24.39  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Veterinary Assistants
15.14
$15.14  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Aides
14.96
$14.96  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Sheet Metal Workers
28.23
$28.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Lawyers
39.06
$39.06  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
 
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