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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.

251 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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Registered Nurses
35.31
$35.31  
five stars Associate's degree Southeast
Retail Salespersons
14.41
$14.41  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Nursing Assistants
17.66
$17.66  
five stars Not available Southeast
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
24.70
$24.70  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Construction Laborers
23.54
$23.54  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Licensed Practical Nurses
24.26
$24.26  
five stars Vocational training Southeast
Janitors and Cleaners
15.46
$15.46  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
18.69
$18.69  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Stockers and Order Fillers
15.46
$15.46  
five stars Not available Southeast
Pharmacists
72.69
$72.69  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
27.82
$27.82  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
20.25
$20.25  
five stars Vocational training Southeast
Agricultural Graders and Sorters
14.37
$14.37  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
20.90
$20.90  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Receptionists and Information Clerks
15.02
$15.02  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Freight and Stock Laborers
17.23
$17.23  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Maids and Housekeepers
13.68
$13.68  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Maintenance and Repair Workers
22.41
$22.41  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
13.19
$13.19  
five stars Vocational training Southeast
General Office Clerks
17.68
$17.68  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
18.09
$18.09  
five stars Associate's degree Southeast
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.51
$19.51  
five stars Not available Southeast
Nurse Practitioners
58.02
$58.02  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
20.75
$20.75  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Pharmacy Technicians
19.11
$19.11  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Vehicle Cleaners
15.56
$15.56  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Market Research Analysts
26.28
$26.28  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
38.92
$38.92  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Surgical Technologists
29.53
$29.53  
five stars Associate's degree Southeast
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
19.31
$19.31  
five stars Not available Southeast
Pediatricians, General
89.69
$89.69  
five stars Not available Southeast
Medical Assistants
20.90
$20.90  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Rehabilitation Counselors
21.14
$21.14  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.26
$24.26  
five stars Vocational training Southeast
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ five stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
21.97
$21.97  
five stars Not available Southeast
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
21.97
$21.97  
five stars Not available Southeast
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ------ five stars Not available Southeast
Office Machine Operators
17.56
$17.56  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Preschool Special Education Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
General Internal Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
five stars Not available Southeast
Orderlies
20.18
$20.18   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
five stars Not available Southeast
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
21.67
$21.67  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
40.64
$40.64  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
30.40
$30.40  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators
24.58
$24.58  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Phlebotomists
21.15
$21.15  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Labor Relations Specialists
27.84
$27.84  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Computer Network Support Specialists
28.79
$28.79  
five stars Not available Southeast
Electricians
32.57
$32.57  
five stars Vocational training Southeast
 
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