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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.

268 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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Medical Records Specialists
30.00
$30.00  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Dispatchers
26.63
$26.63  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
25.25
$25.25  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Human Resources Assistants
25.04
$25.04  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Counter and Rental Clerks
18.73
$18.73  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Public Relations Specialists
33.30
$33.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Interpreters and Translators
31.47
$31.47  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Bill and Account Collectors
22.46
$22.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Systems Analysts
52.96
$52.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Surveyors
39.21
$39.21  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electronics Engineers
52.83
$52.83  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
35.29
$35.29  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
23.65
$23.65  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Firefighters
19.20
$19.20  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Construction and Maintenance Painters
28.76
$28.76  
three stars High School or less Northwest
College Education Administrators
50.65
$50.65  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Human Resources Managers
70.82
$70.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
30.71
$30.71  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Facilities Managers
49.37
$49.37  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
40.06
$40.06  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Motorboat Mechanics
25.33
$25.33  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dispensing Opticians
22.46
$22.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Personal Financial Advisors
48.71
$48.71  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
New Accounts Clerks
23.08
$23.08  
three stars High School or less Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
27.75
$27.75  
three stars Not available Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
27.75
$27.75  
three stars Not available Northwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
28.79
$28.79  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
30.25
$30.25  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
28.07
$28.07  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Purchasing Managers
68.84
$68.84  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Operations Research Analysts
49.04
$49.04  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.88
$23.88  
three stars High School or less Northwest
School Psychologists
40.90
$40.90  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
34.19
$34.19  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
39.40
$39.40  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
32.08
$32.08  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
24.14
$24.14  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.12
$19.12  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
49.51
$49.51  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
23.76
$23.76  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Athletic Trainers
30.02
$30.02  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Legal Secretaries
27.28
$27.28  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
43.96
$43.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
28.06
$28.06  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
22.58
$22.58   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Conservation Scientists
38.14
$38.14  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
34.44
$34.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
 
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