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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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Recordkeeping Weighers and Checkers
18.42
$18.42  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Foresters
30.27
$30.27  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Wood Sawing Machine Operators
22.32
$22.32  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
19.17
$19.17  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Athletic Trainers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Paper Goods Machine Operators
19.02
$19.02   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Motorcycle Mechanics
15.26
$15.26  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Architectural and Engineering Managers
60.40
$60.40  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
33.28
$33.28  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Mechanical Engineers
36.38
$36.38  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Dispensing Opticians
19.89
$19.89  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Interpreters and Translators
14.01
$14.01  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Order Clerks
17.85
$17.85  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Compensation and Benefits Managers
53.52
$53.52   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Tool and Die Makers
28.50
$28.50  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Architectural and Civil Drafters
24.14
$24.14  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
17.71
$17.71  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
15.18
$15.18  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Physical Therapist Assistants
28.64
$28.64  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
21.23
$21.23  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ------ three stars Not available Northwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
18.37
$18.37  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Health Care Social Workers
28.76
$28.76  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
18.17
$18.17  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
15.41
$15.41  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Environmental Scientists
31.23
$31.23  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Dentists
84.08
$84.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Tree Trimmers and Pruners
23.16
$23.16   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
13.90
$13.90  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
23.03
$23.03  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
30.12
$30.12  
three stars Not available Northwest
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
20.50
$20.50  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Training and Development Specialists
28.37
$28.37  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
20.12
$20.12  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Medical Assistants
20.73
$20.73  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Millwrights
30.72
$30.72  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Carpenters
20.69
$20.69  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Occupational Therapists
37.62
$37.62  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Tax Preparers
17.80
$17.80  
three stars High School or less Northwest
 
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