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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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Computer Network Architects
57.83
$57.83  
four stars Not available Northwest
Labor Relations Specialists
43.51
$43.51  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
24.38
$24.38  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Electricians
27.82
$27.82  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Hydrologists
36.87
$36.87  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
17.81
$17.81  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Hearing Aid Specialists
28.70
$28.70  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Office Machine Operators
17.58
$17.58  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Soil and Plant Scientists
33.28
$33.28  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Petroleum Pump System and Refinery Operators
29.12
$29.12  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
24.26
$24.26  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Natural Sciences Managers
49.43
$49.43  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Machinists
20.30
$20.30  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Riggers
20.72
$20.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Environmental Engineering Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
23.70
$23.70  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Operations Research Analysts
33.82
$33.82  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
33.79
$33.79  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Judicial Law Clerks
26.24
$26.24  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Credit Counselors
20.86
$20.86  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Tax Examiners and Collectors
31.01
$31.01  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Food Scientists
32.00
$32.00  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Brickmason Helpers
17.34
$17.34  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Insurance Underwriters
20.72
$20.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Medical Equipment Repairers
23.07
$23.07  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Textile Cutting Machine Operators
14.98
$14.98   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
28.18
$28.18  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
34.65
$34.65  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Metal and Plastic Layout Workers
21.44
$21.44   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Training and Development Managers
54.93
$54.93  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Chemical Technicians
23.09
$23.09  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Health and Safety Engineers
43.83
$43.83  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Exercise Physiologists
23.98
$23.98  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Recreational Therapists
27.98
$27.98   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Physical Therapists
41.28
$41.28  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
24.47
$24.47   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Scientists
41.42
$41.42   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Surveyors
23.00
$23.00  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
28.60
$28.60  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
22.19
$22.19  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
28.99
$28.99  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Postal Service Clerks
22.47
$22.47  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
27.18
$27.18  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Vehicle Cleaners
15.29
$15.29  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
20.52
$20.52  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
18.13
$18.13  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
18.15
$18.15  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Firefighters
19.66
$19.66  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Ushers and Ticket Takers
11.59
$11.59  
four stars High School or less Northwest
 
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