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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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Soil and Plant Scientists
29.02
$29.02  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
27.36
$27.36  
four stars Associate's degree Southeast
Bus and Truck Mechanics
24.53
$24.53  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Emergency Management Directors
36.42
$36.42  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Funeral Home Managers
50.67
$50.67   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars Not available Southeast
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
16.54
$16.54  
four stars Vocational training Southeast
Industrial Engineers
39.41
$39.41  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Statisticians
42.49
$42.49  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Audiologists
39.34
$39.34  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Anesthesiologists
999.00
>$100  
four stars Not available Southeast
Podiatrists
77.60
$77.60  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Dietetic Technicians
19.18
$19.18  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
41.54
$41.54  
four stars Associate's degree Southeast
Psychiatric Technicians
17.22
$17.22   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Southeast
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
36.01
$36.01  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Highway Maintenance Workers
25.83
$25.83  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
11.89
$11.89  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
26.07
$26.07   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars Not available Southeast
Butchers and Meat Cutters
12.05
$12.05  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
24.81
$24.81  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
31.20
$31.20  
four stars Associate's degree Southeast
Respiratory Therapists
33.63
$33.63  
four stars Associate's degree Southeast
Residential Advisors
18.65
$18.65  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
24.26
$24.26  
four stars Vocational training Southeast
Family Medicine Physicians
89.60
$89.60  
four stars Not available Southeast
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
25.46
$25.46  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
17.65
$17.65  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Mechanical Engineers
36.15
$36.15  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
College Education Administrators
38.64
$38.64  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Physician Assistants
57.88
$57.88  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
General and Operations Managers
37.81
$37.81  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
28.40
$28.40  
four stars Vocational training Southeast
Recreation Workers
13.47
$13.47  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
29.28
$29.28  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Medical Secretaries
20.99
$20.99  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Radiologic Technologists
36.31
$36.31  
four stars Associate's degree Southeast
Biological Technicians
23.43
$23.43  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Firefighters
16.72
$16.72  
four stars High School or less Southeast
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Health Care Social Workers
26.79
$26.79  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
25.90
$25.90  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
15.35
$15.35  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Customer Service Representatives
16.54
$16.54  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
39.86
$39.86  
four stars Associate's degree Southeast
Management Analysts
37.44
$37.44  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
19.78
$19.78  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Financial Managers
51.13
$51.13  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Compliance Officers
30.67
$30.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Medical and Health Services Managers
48.34
$48.34  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
21.99
$21.99  
four stars Associate's degree Southeast
 
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