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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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Child, Family, and School Social Workers
25.89
$25.89  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Electricians
29.12
$29.12  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Hydrologists
38.05
$38.05  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
15.89
$15.89  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Hearing Aid Specialists
24.85
$24.85  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Office Machine Operators
18.47
$18.47  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Soil and Plant Scientists
35.15
$35.15  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Petroleum Pump System and Refinery Operators
31.13
$31.13  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
27.13
$27.13  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Natural Sciences Managers
51.75
$51.75  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Machinists
22.75
$22.75  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Riggers
29.75
$29.75   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Environmental Engineering Technicians
22.80
$22.80  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
27.29
$27.29  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Operations Research Analysts
41.34
$41.34   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
33.26
$33.26  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Judicial Law Clerks
28.12
$28.12   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Credit Counselors
23.45
$23.45  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Tax Examiners and Collectors
32.33
$32.33  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Food Scientists
32.50
$32.50  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Brickmason Helpers
17.89
$17.89  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Insurance Underwriters
21.82
$21.82  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Medical Equipment Repairers
24.47
$24.47   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Textile Cutting Machine Operators
15.27
$15.27   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Middle School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
30.19
$30.19  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
35.78
$35.78  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Metal and Plastic Layout Workers
21.79
$21.79   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Training and Development Managers
55.00
$55.00  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Chemical Technicians
22.21
$22.21  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Health and Safety Engineers
43.78
$43.78  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Exercise Physiologists
26.43
$26.43  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Recreational Therapists
23.34
$23.34   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Physical Therapists
42.28
$42.28  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
21.06
$21.06  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Scientists
42.61
$42.61   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Surveyors
20.77
$20.77  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
24.48
$24.48  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
23.07
$23.07  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
30.05
$30.05  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Postal Service Clerks
23.65
$23.65  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
28.08
$28.08  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Vehicle Cleaners
15.67
$15.67  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
21.02
$21.02  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
18.75
$18.75  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
18.40
$18.40  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Firefighters
17.37
$17.37  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Ushers and Ticket Takers
11.82
$11.82  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Construction and Building Inspectors
26.82
$26.82  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
18.56
$18.56  
four stars High School or less Northwest
 
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