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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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Speech-Language Pathologists
34.74
$34.74  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Electronics Engineers
37.47
$37.47  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
24.52
$24.52  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
43.60
$43.60   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars Associate's degree Southeast
Lawyers
47.73
$47.73  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Power Plant Operators
44.41
$44.41  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
18.22
$18.22  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
38.28
$38.28  
four stars Not available Southeast
Sales Engineers
41.92
$41.92  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Dietitians and Nutritionists
30.67
$30.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
23.56
$23.56  
four stars Associate's degree Southeast
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
17.02
$17.02  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Electrical Engineers
49.40
$49.40  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
28.70
$28.70  
four stars Associate's degree Southeast
Physical Therapist Aides
15.39
$15.39  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Fence Erectors
19.25
$19.25   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Southeast
Physical Therapists
42.22
$42.22  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
18.92
$18.92  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Operations Research Analysts
43.88
$43.88  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
20.76
$20.76  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Civil Engineers
42.03
$42.03  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Crane and Tower Operators
18.88
$18.88  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Architectural and Engineering Managers
61.06
$61.06  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Credit Analysts
34.38
$34.38  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
20.15
$20.15  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
32.33
$32.33  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Human Resources Specialists
27.85
$27.85  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
17.46
$17.46  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Occupational Therapists
34.89
$34.89  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Computer and Information Systems Managers
57.48
$57.48  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Computer User Support Specialists
25.66
$25.66  
three stars Not available Southeast
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
23.04
$23.04  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
23.44
$23.44  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
20.05
$20.05  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Chemical Plant and System Operators
25.28
$25.28   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southeast
Carpenters
24.75
$24.75  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
27.41
$27.41  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Special Education Teachers, Middle School ------ three stars Not available Southeast
Medical Scientists
31.38
$31.38  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Farm Animal Caretakers
12.81
$12.81   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southeast
Health and Safety Engineers
44.38
$44.38   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Industrial Production Managers
45.72
$45.72  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Medical Transcriptionists
22.59
$22.59  
three stars Vocational training Southeast
Medical Equipment Preparers
22.25
$22.25  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Radiation Therapists
39.15
$39.15   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Associate's degree Southeast
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
20.58
$20.58  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Purchasing Managers
48.74
$48.74  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Computer Hardware Engineers
52.82
$52.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
21.79
$21.79  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
24.90
$24.90  
three stars High School or less Southeast
 
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