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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.

246 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.
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
17.42
$17.42 
College certificate Southwest
Nursing Assistants
12.39
$12.39 
College certificate Southwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
15.83
$15.83 
Less than high school Southwest
Retail Salespersons
10.3
$10.3 
Less than high school Southwest
Teacher Assistants ------ Some college, no degree Southwest
Personal Care Aides
11.7
$11.7 
Less than high school Southwest
Accountants and Auditors
26.58
$26.58 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
18.74
$18.74 
College certificate Southwest
Cashiers
9.56
$9.56 
Less than high school Southwest
Farmers and Ranchers
36.69
$36.69  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
14.47
$14.47 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
13.67
$13.67 
Less than high school Southwest
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
11.08
$11.08 
Less than high school Southwest
Registered Nurses
28.71
$28.71 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Production Helpers
19.67
$19.67 
Less than high school Southwest
Elementary School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
15.24
$15.24 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Customer Service Representatives
15.19
$15.19 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
9.88
$9.88 
Less than high school Southwest
Home Health Aides
12.27
$12.27 
Less than high school Southwest
Janitors and Cleaners
12.02
$12.02 
Less than high school Southwest
Executive Secretaries
19.72
$19.72 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Automotive Body Repairers
16.95
$16.95 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Southwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
17.55
$17.55 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Mental Health Counselors
35.78
$35.78 
Master's degree Southwest
Dentists
74.6
$74.6 
Doctoral or professional degree Southwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
16.3
$16.3 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
30.74
$30.74 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
16.82
$16.82 
Less than high school Southwest
Parts Salespersons
21.3
$21.3 
Less than high school Southwest
Restaurant Cooks
10.13
$10.13 
Less than high school Southwest
Farm Animal Caretakers
12.06
$12.06  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Southwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
17.16
$17.16 
College certificate Southwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
20.72
$20.72  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Waiters and Waitresses
9.62
$9.62 
Less than high school Southwest
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
19.52
$19.52  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Middle School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Southwest
Maids and Housekeepers
10.89
$10.89 
Less than high school Southwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
34.01
$34.01 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Electricians
20.14
$20.14 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
10.08
$10.08 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Tellers
13.01
$13.01 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Sales Managers
39.62
$39.62 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Prepress Technicians and Workers
10.63
$10.63 
College certificate Southwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
23.56
$23.56 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Postal Service Clerks
19.53
$19.53 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
14.11
$14.11 
College certificate Southwest
Printing Press Operators
15.05
$15.05 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
General Office Clerks
15.21
$15.21 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
13.88
$13.88 
Less than high school Southwest
Vehicle Cleaners
11.46
$11.46 
Less than high school Southwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
10.56
$10.56 
Less than high school Southwest
Industrial Engineers
36.45
$36.45 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
29.6
$29.6 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Physician Assistants
50.13
$50.13 
Master's degree Southwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
25.43
$25.43 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
24.96
$24.96  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Southwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
16.09
$16.09 
Some college, no degree Southwest
Fast Food Cooks
9.71
$9.71  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Southwest
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ Master's degree Southwest
Human Resources Specialists
26.47
$26.47 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
18.32
$18.32 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
19.03
$19.03 
Less than high school Southwest
Pharmacy Technicians
14.66
$14.66 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Postal Service Mail Sorters
27.88
$27.88 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
18.28
$18.28 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
21.72
$21.72 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
21.7
$21.7 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.98
$24.98  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Southwest
Machinists
19.51
$19.51 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Interviewers
15.01
$15.01 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Marketing Managers
50.73
$50.73 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Mechanical Engineers
38.26
$38.26  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Market Research Analysts
28.49
$28.49 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
15.42
$15.42 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Dental Hygienists
33.1
$33.1 
Associate's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
22.55
$22.55 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
20.3
$20.3 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Financial Managers
47.06
$47.06 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Childcare Workers
15.34
$15.34 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Construction Managers
37.29
$37.29 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Credit Analysts
28.19
$28.19 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Nurse Anesthetists
87.33
$87.33  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Southwest
Family and General Practitioners
96.04
$96.04 
Doctoral or professional degree Southwest
Industrial Production Managers
39.15
$39.15 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Purchasing Agents
25.07
$25.07 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Driver/Sales Workers
16.55
$16.55 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Wind Turbine Service Technicians
26.38
$26.38  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Some college, no degree Southwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
12.85
$12.85 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Medical Secretaries
16.55
$16.55 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Residential Advisors
16.05
$16.05 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Biological Technicians
23.82
$23.82  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Human Resources Managers
43.48
$43.48 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
26.45
$26.45 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Bill and Account Collectors
17.44
$17.44  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Loan Officers
29.75
$29.75 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Respiratory Therapists
32.25
$32.25  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Southwest
Pharmacists
52.5
$52.5 
Doctoral or professional degree Southwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
22.31
$22.31  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Southwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
21.83
$21.83 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
22.41
$22.41  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
16.28
$16.28 
Less than high school Southwest
Medical Assistants
14.38
$14.38 
College certificate Southwest
Food Preparation Workers
9.73
$9.73 
Less than high school Southwest
Psychiatric Technicians
17.24
$17.24  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Southwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
18.91
$18.91 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Architectural and Engineering Managers
52.34
$52.34 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
22.95
$22.95 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
24.63
$24.63 
Doctoral or professional degree Southwest
Systems Software Developers
52.65
$52.65 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Veterinarians
31.98
$31.98 
Doctoral or professional degree Southwest
Instructional Coordinators
31.19
$31.19 
Master's degree Southwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
14.59
$14.59 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
14.03
$14.03 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Health Care Social Workers
18.94
$18.94 
Master's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
13.11
$13.11 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
29.93
$29.93 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
17.07
$17.07 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
18.67
$18.67 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
18.99
$18.99 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Credit Authorizers and Checkers
20.86
$20.86  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
17.55
$17.55  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Southwest
Nurse Practitioners
54.24
$54.24 
Master's degree Southwest
Applications Software Developers
39.18
$39.18 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Physical Therapists
40.86
$40.86 
Doctoral or professional degree Southwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
25
$25 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
20.86
$20.86  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Southwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
19.66
$19.66 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
16.26
$16.26 
College certificate Southwest
Insurance Underwriters
29.57
$29.57 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
10.86
$10.86 
Less than high school Southwest
Demonstrators and Product Promoters
10.43
$10.43 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
35
$35 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Economists
29.63
$29.63  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Southwest
Title Examiners and Searchers
24.85
$24.85  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
11.99
$11.99 
Less than high school Southwest
Computer Systems Analysts
36.52
$36.52 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
13.93
$13.93 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Lawyers
39.35
$39.35 
Doctoral or professional degree Southwest
Financial Examiners
27.37
$27.37 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
10.88
$10.88 
Less than high school Southwest
Roofers
31.65
$31.65  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Southwest
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
24.13
$24.13 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Psychiatric Aides
13.2
$13.2 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Internists
95.61
$95.61 
Doctoral or professional degree Southwest
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
21.27
$21.27 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Reporters and Correspondents
16.44
$16.44 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Veterinary Assistants
14.49
$14.49  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
30.91
$30.91  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Southwest
Funeral Attendants
14.63
$14.63  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Millwrights
22.49
$22.49  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators
17.3
$17.3  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Cost Estimators
26.45
$26.45 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Insurance Sales Agents
29.19
$29.19  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Construction Laborers
21.53
$21.53 
Less than high school Southwest
Financial Analysts
33.99
$33.99 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Information Security Analysts
42.59
$42.59  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
14.5
$14.5 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Dispensing Opticians
18.25
$18.25  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Power Plant Operators
25.93
$25.93 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Tool and Die Makers
27.23
$27.23  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Farm and Home Management Advisors
33.31
$33.31  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Southwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
23.19
$23.19 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Natural Sciences Managers
52.25
$52.25  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
19.39
$19.39  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
18.09
$18.09  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
23.45
$23.45 
Associate's degree Southwest
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
17.7
$17.7 
Some college, no degree Southwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
23.34
$23.34 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
24.78
$24.78 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Wholesale and Retail Buyers
19.59
$19.59 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
High School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Southwest
Order Clerks
17.08
$17.08 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Agricultural Equipment Operators
14.67
$14.67 
Less than high school Southwest
Food Scientists
42.62
$42.62 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
31.64
$31.64 
Associate's degree Southwest
Carpet Installers
28.19
$28.19  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Southwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
39.96
$39.96 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Gaming Managers
34.56
$34.56  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Advertising and Promotions Managers
57.42
$57.42  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Logisticians
32.94
$32.94 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
17.26
$17.26 
Master's degree Southwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
12.17
$12.17 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Architectural and Civil Drafters
20.68
$20.68 
Associate's degree Southwest
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers
16.77
$16.77  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Middle School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Southwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
17.55
$17.55 
Less than high school Southwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
23.25
$23.25  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Butchers and Meat Cutters
14.71
$14.71 
Less than high school Southwest
Computer Programmers
38.81
$38.81  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Electrical Engineers
48.19
$48.19 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Phlebotomists
17.41
$17.41  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Southwest
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
20.44
$20.44  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
24.02
$24.02  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Construction and Maintenance Painters
9.54
$9.54 
Less than high school Southwest
Hydrologists
36.42
$36.42  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Training and Development Managers
55
$55 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Pediatricians
96.16
$96.16  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Southwest
Carpenters
19.74
$19.74 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Team Assemblers
14.96
$14.96  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Kindergarten Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Southwest
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers
28.08
$28.08  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Chemists
26.29
$26.29 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Animal Scientists
31.42
$31.42  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Database Administrators
43.95
$43.95  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Preschool Education Administrators
22.07
$22.07 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Recreational Therapists
22.62
$22.62  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Home Appliance Repairers
22.21
$22.21  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Budget Analysts
33.4
$33.4  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Training and Development Specialists
24.66
$24.66 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
College Education Administrators
40.77
$40.77  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Southwest
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
16.76
$16.76 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Health and Safety Engineers
39.96
$39.96  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
25.2
$25.2 
Master's degree Southwest
Dental Laboratory Technicians
18.72
$18.72  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers
11.51
$11.51  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Computer Network Architects
49.3
$49.3  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
10.31
$10.31 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Electronics Engineers
36.64
$36.64 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
26.74
$26.74 
Associate's degree Southwest
Public Relations Specialists
23.53
$23.53 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Compliance Officers
29.63
$29.63 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Fundraisers
29.27
$29.27  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Bakers
9.78
$9.78 
Less than high school Southwest
Surgeons ------ Doctoral or professional degree Southwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
17.46
$17.46 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Operations Research Analysts
38.98
$38.98  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
20.46
$20.46 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Medical Laboratory Technologists
28.33
$28.33 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
20.78
$20.78  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Southwest
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ------ Doctoral or professional degree Southwest
Obstetricians and Gynecologists ------ Doctoral or professional degree Southwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
20.43
$20.43 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Recordkeeping Weighers and Checkers
17.36
$17.36  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
17.67
$17.67  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Furniture Finishers
16.75
$16.75  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Mechanical Insulation Workers
34.49
$34.49  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Buyers and Purchasing Agents of Farm Products
25.53
$25.53 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Surgical Technologists
19.53
$19.53 
College certificate Southwest
Medical Equipment Preparers
19.77
$19.77  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Procurement Clerks
17.57
$17.57 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Computer Operators
22.09
$22.09  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
34.01
$34.01  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Southwest
 
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