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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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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Construction and Building Inspectors
23.92
$23.92  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
19.17
$19.17  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
22.64
$22.64  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Parts Salespersons
14.64
$14.64  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Tellers
14.57
$14.57  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
13.00
$13.00  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Food Preparation Workers
14.08
$14.08  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Tire Repairers and Changers
14.50
$14.50  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
11.52
$11.52  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
14.46
$14.46  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Credit Analysts
31.13
$31.13  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Radiologic Technologists
29.37
$29.37  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
36.76
$36.76  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Coaches and Scouts ------ three stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
23.60
$23.60  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
19.79
$19.79  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
18.45
$18.45  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
13.12
$13.12  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Foundry Mold and Coremakers
20.10
$20.10   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Financial Managers
44.64
$44.64  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
30.10
$30.10  
three stars Not available Northwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
30.10
$30.10  
three stars Not available Northwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
28.65
$28.65  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Lawyers
42.47
$42.47  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electrical Engineers
40.42
$40.42  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Respiratory Therapists
30.31
$30.31  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
15.45
$15.45  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
36.38
$36.38  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Rolling Machine Operators
19.07
$19.07  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Managers
38.61
$38.61  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Surveying and Mapping Technicians
28.92
$28.92  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Management Analysts
29.03
$29.03  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer Systems Analysts
31.84
$31.84  
three stars Not available Northwest
Instructional Coordinators
28.73
$28.73  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
51.58
$51.58  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
17.15
$17.15  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
44.28
$44.28  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
General and Operations Managers
38.07
$38.07  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Cost Estimators
24.10
$24.10  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
17.13
$17.13  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Production Managers
44.28
$44.28  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
15.59
$15.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
31.60
$31.60   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Human Resources Specialists
26.42
$26.42  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Procurement Clerks
18.46
$18.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dental Hygienists
35.62
$35.62  
three stars Not available Northwest
Veterinarians
34.18
$34.18  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Chemical Equipment Operators
21.98
$21.98   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Couriers and Messengers
14.59
$14.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
 
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