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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 13 economic development regions 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.

234 occupations found

Occupation Title Wage 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 Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Recreation Workers
9.95
$9.95 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
11.13
$11.13 
Less than high school Headwaters
Teacher Assistants ------ Some college, no degree Headwaters
Registered Nurses
34.57
$34.57 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Cashiers
10.94
$10.94 
Less than high school Headwaters
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
20
$20 
College certificate Headwaters
Maids and Housekeepers
13.26
$13.26 
Less than high school Headwaters
Janitors and Cleaners
15.17
$15.17 
Less than high school Headwaters
Elementary School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Licensed Practical Nurses
19.02
$19.02 
College certificate Headwaters
Retail Salespersons
12.12
$12.12 
Less than high school Headwaters
Food Preparation Workers
11.16
$11.16 
Less than high school Headwaters
Personal Care Aides
11.17
$11.17 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
12.17
$12.17 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
General Office Clerks
15.96
$15.96 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Nursing Assistants
13.45
$13.45 
College certificate Headwaters
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
15.84
$15.84 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Social and Human Service Assistants
20.21
$20.21 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
22.59
$22.59 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
15.96
$15.96 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Sewing Machine Operators
13.35
$13.35  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Headwaters
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
10.47
$10.47 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
12.25
$12.25 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Maintenance and Repair Workers
16.87
$16.87 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Food Batchmakers
11.59
$11.59 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
26.04
$26.04 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
School Bus Drivers
17.59
$17.59 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Restaurant Cooks
11.84
$11.84 
Less than high school Headwaters
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
15.59
$15.59 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
25.09
$25.09 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
12.12
$12.12 
College certificate Headwaters
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
24.2
$24.2 
College certificate Headwaters
Freight and Stock Laborers
12.35
$12.35 
Less than high school Headwaters
Customer Service Representatives
15.72
$15.72 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Home Health Aides
14.75
$14.75 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Tellers
12.3
$12.3 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
25.34
$25.34 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Pharmacy Technicians
18.92
$18.92 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
22.02
$22.02 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
16.52
$16.52 
Some college, no degree Headwaters
Correctional Officers and Jailers
20.75
$20.75 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Middle School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Medical and Health Services Managers
47.33
$47.33 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Firefighters
14.13
$14.13 
College certificate Headwaters
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
14.47
$14.47 
College certificate Headwaters
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
10.18
$10.18 
Less than high school Headwaters
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
19.4
$19.4 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Financial Managers
43.12
$43.12 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Farmers and Ranchers
37.48
$37.48  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
15.97
$15.97  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Medical Secretaries
18.45
$18.45 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
15.26
$15.26 
Less than high school Headwaters
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Computer User Support Specialists
22.26
$22.26 
Some college, no degree Headwaters
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
22.84
$22.84 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Commercial Pilots ------ High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Market Research Analysts
26.47
$26.47 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Physical Therapists
39.83
$39.83  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Dental Laboratory Technicians
19.35
$19.35  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Pharmacists
58.34
$58.34 
Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
High School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Accountants and Auditors
30.26
$30.26 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ Master's degree Headwaters
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
16.45
$16.45 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Radiologic Technologists
31.11
$31.11  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Headwaters
Human Resources Specialists
26.28
$26.28 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Industrial Engineers
30.09
$30.09 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
20.96
$20.96 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Billing and Posting Clerks
18.02
$18.02 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Loan Officers
25.26
$25.26 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
22.69
$22.69  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Production Helpers
14.58
$14.58 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Mental Health Counselors ------ Master's degree Headwaters
Security Guards
14.46
$14.46 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Supervisors of Police Officers
37.07
$37.07 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
18.39
$18.39 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Petroleum Pump System and Refinery Operators
29.08
$29.08  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
31.85
$31.85  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
30.6
$30.6 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Interviewers
17.84
$17.84  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Mail Clerks
14.87
$14.87  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Vehicle Cleaners
14.83
$14.83 
Less than high school Headwaters
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
23.32
$23.32 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
21.51
$21.51  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
17.37
$17.37  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Headwaters
Postal Service Clerks
20.97
$20.97 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Training and Development Specialists
20.57
$20.57 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Computer Systems Analysts
26.11
$26.11 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers ------ High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
18.38
$18.38  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
25.43
$25.43  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
31.74
$31.74 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Human Resources Managers
41.08
$41.08 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Management Analysts
30.19
$30.19 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Sales Managers
37.82
$37.82 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors
25.86
$25.86 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Parts Salespersons
11.67
$11.67 
Less than high school Headwaters
Community Health Workers
14.09
$14.09 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
21.91
$21.91 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
24.57
$24.57  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
15.49
$15.49 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
29.49
$29.49  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Team Assemblers ------ High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Mechanical Engineers
28.07
$28.07 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
19.89
$19.89  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
18.06
$18.06  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Headwaters
Veterinarians
41.95
$41.95  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
21.82
$21.82 
Associate's degree Headwaters
Health Care Social Workers
23.49
$23.49 
Master's degree Headwaters
Physician Assistants
53.99
$53.99  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Headwaters
Rehabilitation Counselors
12.95
$12.95 
Master's degree Headwaters
Bakers
13.33
$13.33 
Less than high school Headwaters
Nurse Practitioners
49.62
$49.62 
Master's degree Headwaters
Purchasing Agents ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Industrial Engineering Technicians
19.08
$19.08 
Associate's degree Headwaters
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
16.4
$16.4 
Less than high school Headwaters
Phlebotomists
17.91
$17.91  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Dispensing Opticians
18.09
$18.09  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Applications Software Developers
43.67
$43.67  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
38.3
$38.3  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Dentists
87.57
$87.57  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Environmental Scientists
39.06
$39.06 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Gas Plant Operators
32.27
$32.27  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Lawyers
35.18
$35.18 
Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Chemists
38.23
$38.23  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Family and General Practitioners
96.57
$96.57  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Cost Estimators
20.72
$20.72 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Chefs and Head Cooks
24
$24 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
37.8
$37.8  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Headwaters
Speech-Language Pathologists
28.99
$28.99 
Master's degree Headwaters
Industrial Production Managers
45.92
$45.92 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Driver/Sales Workers
17.4
$17.4 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Social and Community Service Managers
35.1
$35.1 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Compliance Officers
39.71
$39.71 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Logging Equipment Operators
17.83
$17.83 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Architectural and Engineering Managers
47.14
$47.14 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Computer Network Support Specialists
19.87
$19.87 
Associate's degree Headwaters
College Education Administrators
42.55
$42.55  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Headwaters
Receptionists and Information Clerks
14.38
$14.38 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Physical Therapist Assistants
24.22
$24.22 
Associate's degree Headwaters
Occupational Therapists
35.53
$35.53  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Headwaters
Postal Service Mail Carriers
22.72
$22.72 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Veterinary Assistants
13.9
$13.9  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Insulation Workers
18.44
$18.44  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Headwaters
Commercial and Industrial Designers
29.82
$29.82  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
17.15
$17.15  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Headwaters
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
21.43
$21.43 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers ------ High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Database Administrators
32.5
$32.5 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Preschool Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Systems Software Developers
52.14
$52.14  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Civil Engineers
43.44
$43.44 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Bill and Account Collectors
18.02
$18.02  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Marriage and Family Therapists
23.15
$23.15  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Headwaters
Surgical Technologists
26.8
$26.8  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Insurance Sales Agents
22.66
$22.66 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
23.74
$23.74  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Headwaters
Electricians
26.09
$26.09 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
10.27
$10.27  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Headwaters
Machinists
18.59
$18.59 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Respiratory Therapists
32.93
$32.93  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Headwaters
Construction Laborers
17.09
$17.09 
Less than high school Headwaters
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
36.11
$36.11 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Medical Laboratory Technologists ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Human Resources Assistants
19.98
$19.98  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Headwaters
Procurement Clerks
16.08
$16.08 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Construction and Building Inspectors
22.32
$22.32 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Natural Sciences Managers
43.22
$43.22 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Computer and Information Systems Managers
45.41
$45.41 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
40.8
$40.8  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Headwaters
Hydrologists
37.26
$37.26  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Medical Equipment Preparers
20.85
$20.85  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
31.23
$31.23  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Postal Service Mail Sorters
27.84
$27.84  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Order Clerks
16.19
$16.19  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
29.38
$29.38 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Internists
93.4
$93.4 
Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Real Estate Agents
20.9
$20.9  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Credit Counselors
22.75
$22.75  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Wholesale and Retail Buyers ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Public Address System and Other Announcers
15.08
$15.08  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Telemarketers
13.81
$13.81  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Headwaters
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
28.15
$28.15  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Headwaters
Dental Assistants
23.43
$23.43  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Computer Network Architects
51.26
$51.26 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Computer Programmers
28.47
$28.47 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Crane and Tower Operators
28.09
$28.09  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
24.64
$24.64 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Medical Assistants
15.27
$15.27 
College certificate Headwaters
Chiropractors
33.91
$33.91  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Medical Laboratory Technicians ------ Associate's degree Headwaters
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
51.32
$51.32  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
18.16
$18.16  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Some college, no degree Headwaters
Waiters and Waitresses
9.98
$9.98 
Less than high school Headwaters
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
32.42
$32.42  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Headwaters
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
10.87
$10.87  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Financial Examiners
40.05
$40.05  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Obstetricians and Gynecologists ------ Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Architects
39.61
$39.61  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Electronics Engineers
45.87
$45.87  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Information Security Analysts
45.97
$45.97  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
9.96
$9.96  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Marketing Managers
53.19
$53.19 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
17.33
$17.33  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Financial Analysts
40.44
$40.44  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Food Counter Attendants
10.07
$10.07  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Headwaters
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
18.45
$18.45  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Surgeons ------ Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
18.14
$18.14  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Childcare Workers
11.32
$11.32 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
32.88
$32.88 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Nurse Anesthetists
87.18
$87.18  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Headwaters
Prepress Technicians and Workers
23.44
$23.44  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Middle School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Conservation Scientists
33.04
$33.04 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
21.26
$21.26 
Master's degree Headwaters
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
26.26
$26.26 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Electrical Engineers
43.88
$43.88  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Athletic Trainers ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Medical Transcriptionists
21.25
$21.25  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
23.1
$23.1  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Construction Managers
42.91
$42.91 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Recordkeeping Weighers and Checkers
15.88
$15.88  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
36.63
$36.63  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Headwaters
Sales Engineers
43.9
$43.9  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Motorboat Mechanics
22.19
$22.19  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Residential Advisors
17.16
$17.16  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
14.26
$14.26 
Less than high school Headwaters
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
18.46
$18.46  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Recreational Therapists
23.11
$23.11  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Nurse Midwives
50.53
$50.53  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Headwaters
 
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