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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.

283 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.
Retail Salespersons
11
$11 
Less than high school Central
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
18.21
$18.21 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
9.77
$9.77 
Less than high school Central
Cashiers
10.2
$10.2 
Less than high school Central
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
21.44
$21.44 
College certificate Central
Personal Care Aides
12.26
$12.26 
Less than high school Central
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
11.4
$11.4 
Less than high school Central
Licensed Practical Nurses
20.51
$20.51 
College certificate Central
Janitors and Cleaners
14.33
$14.33 
Less than high school Central
Nursing Assistants
14.7
$14.7 
College certificate Central
Registered Nurses
39.98
$39.98 
Bachelor's degree Central
Farmers and Ranchers
36.69
$36.69  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Freight and Stock Laborers
14.47
$14.47 
Less than high school Central
Teacher Assistants ------ Some college, no degree Central
Maids and Housekeepers
11.06
$11.06 
Less than high school Central
School Bus Drivers
12.71
$12.71 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Elementary School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Central
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Central
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
18.93
$18.93 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Maintenance and Repair Workers
20.57
$20.57 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
17.23
$17.23 
College certificate Central
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
14.92
$14.92 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Hand Packers and Packagers
10.57
$10.57 
Less than high school Central
Team Assemblers
16.4
$16.4 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
20.7
$20.7 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
14.75
$14.75 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Pharmacy Technicians
15.96
$15.96 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
26.71
$26.71 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
General Office Clerks
16.18
$16.18 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Automotive Body Repairers
25.71
$25.71 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
10.66
$10.66 
College certificate Central
Home Health Aides
11.64
$11.64 
Less than high school Central
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
13.95
$13.95  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Central
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
14.54
$14.54 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
28.2
$28.2 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
26.2
$26.2 
College certificate Central
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
29.13
$29.13 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Customer Service Representatives
15.18
$15.18 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
17.24
$17.24 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Middle School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Central
Food Preparation Workers
9.85
$9.85 
Less than high school Central
Waiters and Waitresses
9.97
$9.97 
Less than high school Central
Production Helpers
12.39
$12.39 
Less than high school Central
Bill and Account Collectors
14.81
$14.81 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
27.53
$27.53 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Psychiatric Aides
13.2
$13.2 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Social and Human Service Assistants
14.54
$14.54 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Medical Secretaries
19.9
$19.9 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Parts Salespersons
14.25
$14.25 
Less than high school Central
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
17.11
$17.11 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Bus and Truck Mechanics
21.77
$21.77 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Receptionists and Information Clerks
14.3
$14.3 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Training and Development Specialists
28.05
$28.05 
Bachelor's degree Central
Radiologic Technologists
27.58
$27.58 
Associate's degree Central
Tellers
13
$13 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Applications Software Developers
38.67
$38.67 
Bachelor's degree Central
Training and Development Managers
41.86
$41.86 
Bachelor's degree Central
Sheet Metal Workers
20.76
$20.76 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Restaurant Cooks
11.99
$11.99 
Less than high school Central
Family and General Practitioners
30.73
$30.73 
Doctoral or professional degree Central
Billing and Posting Clerks
18.12
$18.12 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Vehicle Cleaners
11.1
$11.1 
Less than high school Central
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
22.01
$22.01 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Industrial Engineers
36.68
$36.68 
Bachelor's degree Central
Financial Managers
43.6
$43.6 
Bachelor's degree Central
Loan Officers
28.72
$28.72 
Bachelor's degree Central
Market Research Analysts
24.47
$24.47 
Bachelor's degree Central
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
16.01
$16.01 
Less than high school Central
Medical Assistants
18.22
$18.22 
College certificate Central
Nurse Practitioners
51.62
$51.62 
Master's degree Central
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
16.43
$16.43 
Bachelor's degree Central
Carpenters
21.75
$21.75 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Driver/Sales Workers
9.85
$9.85 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Electricians
26.88
$26.88 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
29.49
$29.49 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Pharmacists
62.87
$62.87 
Doctoral or professional degree Central
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
23.39
$23.39 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Human Resources Specialists
24.92
$24.92 
Bachelor's degree Central
Physical Therapists
41.62
$41.62 
Doctoral or professional degree Central
Machinists
24.62
$24.62 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Civil Engineers
42.56
$42.56 
Bachelor's degree Central
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
18.72
$18.72 
Some college, no degree Central
Computer Systems Analysts
34.54
$34.54 
Bachelor's degree Central
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
21.11
$21.11 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
25.78
$25.78 
Bachelor's degree Central
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
14.78
$14.78  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Central
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
29.52
$29.52 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
26.32
$26.32 
Master's degree Central
Bakers
14.94
$14.94 
Less than high school Central
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
22.74
$22.74 
Bachelor's degree Central
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ Master's degree Central
Physician Assistants
48.58
$48.58 
Master's degree Central
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Central
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
23.21
$23.21 
Bachelor's degree Central
Fundraisers
25.89
$25.89 
Bachelor's degree Central
Mental Health Counselors
22.85
$22.85 
Master's degree Central
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
18.84
$18.84 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Construction Laborers
21.34
$21.34 
Less than high school Central
Painting and Decorating Workers
17.83
$17.83 
Less than high school Central
Personal Financial Advisors
39.05
$39.05 
Bachelor's degree Central
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
34.02
$34.02 
Doctoral or professional degree Central
Accountants and Auditors
31.25
$31.25 
Bachelor's degree Central
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
15.14
$15.14 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Central
Public Relations Specialists
24.16
$24.16 
Bachelor's degree Central
Food Counter Attendants
9.53
$9.53 
Less than high school Central
Human Resources Managers
43.26
$43.26 
Bachelor's degree Central
Bartenders
9.82
$9.82 
Less than high school Central
Purchasing Agents
29.19
$29.19 
Bachelor's degree Central
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
32.68
$32.68 
Bachelor's degree Central
Sales Engineers
42.08
$42.08 
Bachelor's degree Central
Electric Motor and Power Tool Repairers
22.22
$22.22 
College certificate Central
Medical and Health Services Managers
46.09
$46.09 
Bachelor's degree Central
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
18.17
$18.17 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
22.36
$22.36 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Machinery Maintenance Workers
19.85
$19.85 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
19.28
$19.28 
College certificate Central
Cost Estimators
27.32
$27.32 
Bachelor's degree Central
Credit Analysts
29.93
$29.93 
Bachelor's degree Central
Systems Software Developers
41.41
$41.41 
Bachelor's degree Central
Woodworking Machine Operators
16.12
$16.12 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
35.55
$35.55 
Associate's degree Central
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
29.36
$29.36 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Occupational Therapists
36.97
$36.97 
Master's degree Central
Computer Network Architects
39.51
$39.51 
Bachelor's degree Central
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
11.35
$11.35 
Less than high school Central
Manicurists and Pedicurists
12.02
$12.02  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Central
Lawyers
46.98
$46.98 
Doctoral or professional degree Central
Management Analysts
34.94
$34.94 
Bachelor's degree Central
Coaches and Scouts ------ Bachelor's degree Central
Industrial Engineering Technicians
22.24
$22.24 
Associate's degree Central
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
18.88
$18.88 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
13.21
$13.21 
Less than high school Central
Interviewers
17.51
$17.51 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Industrial Production Managers
42.57
$42.57 
Bachelor's degree Central
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
17.62
$17.62 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Telemarketers
10.54
$10.54 
Less than high school Central
Childcare Workers
11.18
$11.18 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
30.66
$30.66 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
16.47
$16.47 
Less than high school Central
Computer Network Support Specialists
28.9
$28.9 
Associate's degree Central
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators
21.28
$21.28  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Order Clerks
17.05
$17.05 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
14.73
$14.73 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
41.98
$41.98 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Conservation Scientists
40.06
$40.06 
Bachelor's degree Central
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
23.7
$23.7 
College certificate Central
Computer Programmers
33.45
$33.45 
Bachelor's degree Central
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
16.54
$16.54 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Construction Managers
42.52
$42.52 
Bachelor's degree Central
Health Care Social Workers
26.2
$26.2 
Master's degree Central
Prepress Technicians and Workers
19.88
$19.88 
College certificate Central
High School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Central
Sales Managers
42.29
$42.29 
Bachelor's degree Central
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
38.17
$38.17 
Associate's degree Central
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
12.89
$12.89 
Less than high school Central
Real Estate Agents
22.06
$22.06 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
25.73
$25.73 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Postal Service Mail Sorters
27.88
$27.88 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Dispensing Opticians
18.26
$18.26 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Surgeons ------ Doctoral or professional degree Central
Security Guards
15.33
$15.33 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Surgical Technologists
24.52
$24.52 
College certificate Central
Pediatricians
96.16
$96.16  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Central
Internists
95.61
$95.61 
Doctoral or professional degree Central
Fast Food Cooks
9.71
$9.71  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Central
Veterinarians
34.4
$34.4 
Doctoral or professional degree Central
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
10.68
$10.68 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
19.17
$19.17 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
College Education Administrators
40.77
$40.77  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Central
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
17.59
$17.59 
Less than high school Central
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
14.94
$14.94 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Medical Laboratory Technicians
22.54
$22.54 
Associate's degree Central
Farm Equipment Mechanics
17.84
$17.84 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Database Administrators
38.21
$38.21 
Bachelor's degree Central
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
17.67
$17.67 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
20.11
$20.11 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers
27.38
$27.38 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Carpenter Helpers
18.49
$18.49  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Central
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
21.67
$21.67 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Paving Equipment Operators
24.41
$24.41  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
17.35
$17.35 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Brokerage Clerks
23.57
$23.57 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
19.21
$19.21 
Some college, no degree Central
Legal Secretaries
21.84
$21.84 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
32.18
$32.18  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Central
Compliance Officers
30.32
$30.32 
Bachelor's degree Central
Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
15.88
$15.88 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Wholesale and Retail Buyers
23.61
$23.61 
Bachelor's degree Central
Butchers and Meat Cutters
15.01
$15.01 
Less than high school Central
Supervisors of Police Officers
39.71
$39.71 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Psychiatric Technicians
17.24
$17.24  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Central
Millwrights
19.89
$19.89 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Correctional Officers and Jailers
24.83
$24.83 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Rehabilitation Counselors
14.87
$14.87 
Master's degree Central
Dentists
91.05
$91.05 
Doctoral or professional degree Central
Speech-Language Pathologists
34.04
$34.04 
Master's degree Central
Commercial and Industrial Designers
27.51
$27.51 
Bachelor's degree Central
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
15.42
$15.42 
College certificate Central
Medical Laboratory Technologists
32.5
$32.5 
Bachelor's degree Central
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
9.71
$9.71 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Financial Examiners
19.06
$19.06 
Bachelor's degree Central
Mechanical Engineers
33.85
$33.85 
Bachelor's degree Central
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
20.77
$20.77  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Central
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
27.7
$27.7 
Bachelor's degree Central
Mechanical Door Repairers
20.73
$20.73 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Procurement Clerks
20.75
$20.75 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
14.87
$14.87 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Nurse Anesthetists
87.33
$87.33  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Central
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
40.82
$40.82 
Bachelor's degree Central
Psychiatrists
99.96
$99.96 
Doctoral or professional degree Central
Athletic Trainers ------ Bachelor's degree Central
Chiropractors
32.85
$32.85  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Central
Respiratory Therapists
32.25
$32.25  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Central
Molders, Shapers, and Casters
18.34
$18.34 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
19.64
$19.64 
Bachelor's degree Central
Dental Assistants
21.8
$21.8 
College certificate Central
Textile Cutting Machine Operators
14.06
$14.06 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Recordkeeping Weighers and Checkers
17.39
$17.39 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Recreational Therapists
28.72
$28.72 
Bachelor's degree Central
Residential Advisors
17.82
$17.82 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Medical Equipment Repairers
17.86
$17.86 
Associate's degree Central
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
30.26
$30.26 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Information Security Analysts
41.07
$41.07 
Bachelor's degree Central
Architectural and Engineering Managers
57.33
$57.33 
Bachelor's degree Central
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
24.72
$24.72 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Architects
31.45
$31.45 
Bachelor's degree Central
Middle School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Central
Medical Equipment Preparers
19.77
$19.77  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
22
$22 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators
21.37
$21.37  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Gas Plant Operators
30.96
$30.96  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Title Examiners and Searchers
29.59
$29.59 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Veterinary Assistants
12.39
$12.39 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
20.44
$20.44  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Obstetricians and Gynecologists ------ Doctoral or professional degree Central
Cargo and Freight Agents
17.72
$17.72 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Hand Grinding and Polishing Workers
16.81
$16.81 
Less than high school Central
Carpet Installers
28.19
$28.19  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Central
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
16.32
$16.32 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Environmental Scientists
31.9
$31.9 
Bachelor's degree Central
Computer and Information Systems Managers
53.55
$53.55 
Bachelor's degree Central
Tax Preparers
24.37
$24.37 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators
17.3
$17.3  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Furniture Finishers
13.58
$13.58 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Chemical Engineers
37.5
$37.5  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Central
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
25.66
$25.66 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Physical Therapist Assistants
22.79
$22.79 
Associate's degree Central
Crane and Tower Operators
23.18
$23.18 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Insurance Sales Agents
24.21
$24.21 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Home Appliance Repairers
22.02
$22.02 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Chemists
43.09
$43.09 
Bachelor's degree Central
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
16.12
$16.12 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Orderlies
18.05
$18.05  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Mail Clerks
16.86
$16.86 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Marriage and Family Therapists
21.61
$21.61 
Master's degree Central
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
22.22
$22.22 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
44.75
$44.75 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
13.07
$13.07 
Less than high school Central
Anesthesiologists ------ Doctoral or professional degree Central
Podiatrists
83.72
$83.72 
Doctoral or professional degree Central
Pest Control Workers
22.17
$22.17  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Compensation and Benefits Managers
57.43
$57.43 
Bachelor's degree Central
Executive Secretaries
22.91
$22.91 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
18.75
$18.75 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Human Resources Assistants
20.7
$20.7 
Associate's degree Central
Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electrical and Electronics Repairers
38.72
$38.72 
College certificate Central
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
24.73
$24.73 
Less than high school Central
Power Plant Operators
36.47
$36.47  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
39.57
$39.57  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Central
Preschool Education Administrators
15.71
$15.71 
Bachelor's degree Central
Instructional Coordinators
27.72
$27.72 
Master's degree Central
Forging Machine Operators
16.33
$16.33  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Transportation Equipment Painters
19.85
$19.85 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Phlebotomists
17.43
$17.43 
College certificate Central
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
14.9
$14.9 
College certificate Central
Preschool Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Central
Demonstrators and Product Promoters
11.17
$11.17 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Computer User Support Specialists
21.9
$21.9 
Some college, no degree Central
Data Entry Keyers
14.63
$14.63 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Desktop Publishers
20.22
$20.22 
Associate's degree Central
Logisticians
27.94
$27.94 
Bachelor's degree Central
 
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