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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
24.25
$24.25  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
29.14
$29.14  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Bakers
14.18
$14.18  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
11.02
$11.02  
four stars Not available Northwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
23.56
$23.56  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
11.76
$11.76  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
29.83
$29.83  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.01
$24.01  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Training and Development Specialists
29.71
$29.71  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
14.59
$14.59  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Managers
48.22
$48.22  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Compliance Officers
31.22
$31.22  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
23.90
$23.90  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Kindergarten Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
18.73
$18.73  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Management Analysts
36.48
$36.48  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Public Relations Specialists
24.39
$24.39  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
24.19
$24.19  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
38.18
$38.18  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
23.19
$23.19  
four stars Not available Northwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
36.60
$36.60  
four stars Not available Northwest
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
32.84
$32.84  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Real Estate Agents
17.06
$17.06  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Physical Therapist Assistants
25.20
$25.20  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
21.66
$21.66  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Logisticians
31.85
$31.85  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Medical Equipment Preparers
19.28
$19.28  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Food Baking and Drying Machine Operators
18.88
$18.88  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
37.79
$37.79  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
37.73
$37.73  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Information Security Analysts
40.07
$40.07  
four stars Not available Northwest
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
38.60
$38.60  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Athletic Trainers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Environmental Engineers
44.29
$44.29  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Construction and Building Inspectors
29.20
$29.20  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Equipment Repairers
28.13
$28.13  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Sales Engineers
45.92
$45.92  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Demonstrators and Product Promoters
14.40
$14.40  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Tree Trimmers and Pruners
21.45
$21.45   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Operations Research Analysts
36.85
$36.85  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Tool and Die Makers
28.51
$28.51  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Nurse Practitioners
60.28
$60.28  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Bartenders
11.89
$11.89  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Personal Financial Advisors
38.06
$38.06  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Sewing Machine Operators
14.80
$14.80  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
11.83
$11.83  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Painting and Decorating Workers
19.19
$19.19   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
28.66
$28.66  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Production Managers
46.53
$46.53  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
 
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