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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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Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
25.28
$25.28  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
27.13
$27.13  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Bakers
12.66
$12.66  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
17.53
$17.53  
four stars Not available Northwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
23.99
$23.99  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
12.00
$12.00  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
27.69
$27.69  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
23.03
$23.03  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Training and Development Specialists
28.37
$28.37  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
15.00
$15.00  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Managers
40.50
$40.50  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Compliance Officers
37.64
$37.64  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
27.33
$27.33  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Kindergarten Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
18.75
$18.75  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Management Analysts
27.56
$27.56  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Public Relations Specialists
27.61
$27.61  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
24.93
$24.93  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
20.97
$20.97  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
23.59
$23.59  
four stars Not available Northwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
35.11
$35.11  
four stars Not available Northwest
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
31.89
$31.89  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Real Estate Agents
26.69
$26.69  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Physical Therapist Assistants
28.64
$28.64  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
20.50
$20.50  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Logisticians
28.51
$28.51  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Medical Equipment Preparers
18.41
$18.41  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Food Baking and Drying Machine Operators
17.74
$17.74  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
36.36
$36.36  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
32.86
$32.86  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Information Security Analysts
40.38
$40.38  
four stars Not available Northwest
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
38.73
$38.73  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Athletic Trainers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Environmental Engineers
36.64
$36.64  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Construction and Building Inspectors
26.82
$26.82  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Equipment Repairers
24.47
$24.47   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Sales Engineers
42.54
$42.54  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Demonstrators and Product Promoters
14.57
$14.57  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Tree Trimmers and Pruners
23.16
$23.16   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Operations Research Analysts
41.34
$41.34   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Tool and Die Makers
28.50
$28.50  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Nurse Practitioners
56.89
$56.89  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
38.95
$38.95  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Bartenders
12.21
$12.21  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Personal Financial Advisors
46.85
$46.85   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Sewing Machine Operators
15.29
$15.29  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
12.10
$12.10  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Painting and Decorating Workers
19.72
$19.72   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
28.13
$28.13  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Production Managers
44.10
$44.10  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
 
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