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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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Loan Interviewers and Clerks
20.17
$20.17  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ------ three stars Not available Northwest
Civil Engineers
41.82
$41.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
24.12
$24.12  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
40.86
$40.86  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
22.40
$22.40  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Dental Hygienists
35.34
$35.34  
three stars Not available Northwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
17.48
$17.48  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
19.88
$19.88  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Clerical Library Assistants
12.87
$12.87  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Residential Advisors
19.50
$19.50  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cost Estimators
24.39
$24.39  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Butchers and Meat Cutters
17.00
$17.00  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Human Resources Assistants
19.68
$19.68  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Middle School ------ three stars Not available Northwest
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
10.81
$10.81  
three stars High School or less Northwest
General Internal Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
three stars Not available Northwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
54.47
$54.47  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
18.37
$18.37  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
19.30
$19.30  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Food Batchmakers
20.08
$20.08  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
20.04
$20.04  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dentists
84.08
$84.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
26.57
$26.57  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dispensing Opticians
19.89
$19.89  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
15.41
$15.41  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
22.52
$22.52  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
11.63
$11.63  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
39.79
$39.79  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
22.65
$22.65  
three stars High School or less Northwest
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
23.79
$23.79  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Interpreters and Translators
14.01
$14.01  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Architectural and Engineering Managers
60.40
$60.40  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Lodging Managers
30.13
$30.13  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
20.12
$20.12  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Logging Equipment Operators
17.52
$17.52  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Community Health Workers
17.59
$17.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Home Appliance Repairers
20.96
$20.96  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Veterinarians
34.72
$34.72  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Surveying and Mapping Technicians
26.80
$26.80  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
19.36
$19.36  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Bailiffs
21.72
$21.72  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dietetic Technicians
18.11
$18.11  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Funeral Attendants
18.06
$18.06  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chemical Plant and System Operators
25.83
$25.83   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
26.47
$26.47  
three stars Not available Northwest
Title Examiners and Searchers
23.49
$23.49  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Procurement Clerks
20.05
$20.05  
three stars High School or less Northwest
 
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