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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 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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Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.83
$24.83  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Construction Managers
48.41
$48.41  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Dental Hygienists
41.51
$41.51  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Pharmacists
68.49
$68.49  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Speech-Language Pathologists
40.51
$40.51  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Market Research Analysts
37.91
$37.91  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
28.35
$28.35  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.12
$30.12  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
24.79
$24.79  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Emergency Medical Technicians
20.17
$20.17  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Food Batchmakers
17.11
$17.11  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Engineers
48.00
$48.00  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
27.63
$27.63  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
28.58
$28.58  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
18.61
$18.61  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Insurance Sales Agents
30.34
$30.34  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Radiologic Technologists
37.72
$37.72  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Mechanical Engineers
40.97
$40.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.09
$20.09  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.00
$31.00  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
17.59
$17.59  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
17.59
$17.59  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
16.38
$16.38  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Production Managers
50.97
$50.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Lawyers
68.58
$68.58  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.67
$22.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
15.98
$15.98  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Elementary and High School Education Administrators
53.64
$53.64  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Family Medicine Physicians
102.93
$102.93  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Physical Therapists
45.74
$45.74  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
30.08
$30.08  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Executive Secretaries
33.58
$33.58  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
29.66
$29.66  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Vehicle Cleaners
17.72
$17.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
35.18
$35.18  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
31.45
$31.45  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
50.18
$50.18  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Printing Press Operators
22.80
$22.80  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Training and Development Specialists
36.67
$36.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Residential Advisors
21.29
$21.29  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bakers
17.78
$17.78  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Agricultural Equipment Operators
21.19
$21.19  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.75
$23.75  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
31.10
$31.10  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
24.72
$24.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
 
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