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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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Food Preparation Workers
12.53
$12.53  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
30.78
$30.78  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
25.53
$25.53  
three stars Vocational training Southeast
Optometrists
60.86
$60.86  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
20.02
$20.02  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
27.43
$27.43  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Human Resources Managers
48.97
$48.97  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
19.18
$19.18  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Massage Therapists
21.17
$21.17  
three stars Vocational training Southeast
Construction and Maintenance Painters
19.49
$19.49  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Roofers
23.17
$23.17  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
20.79
$20.79  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Construction and Building Inspectors
33.10
$33.10  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
31.89
$31.89  
three stars Associate's degree Southeast
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
22.30
$22.30  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Foundry Mold and Coremakers
20.71
$20.71  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
37.10
$37.10  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Instructional Coordinators
35.15
$35.15  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Electrical and Electronics Repairers of Commerical and Industrial Equipment
31.78
$31.78  
three stars Vocational training Southeast
Architects
41.11
$41.11  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Physical Therapist Assistants
25.94
$25.94  
three stars Associate's degree Southeast
Motorboat Mechanics
20.14
$20.14  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
25.43
$25.43  
three stars Not available Southeast
Tool and Die Makers
26.17
$26.17  
three stars Vocational training Southeast
Paving Equipment Operators
34.00
$34.00  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
38.03
$38.03  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Loan Officers
34.95
$34.95  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
20.76
$20.76  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Environmental Engineers
42.50
$42.50  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Billing and Posting Clerks
19.14
$19.14  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Tellers
15.33
$15.33  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
18.96
$18.96  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
18.96
$18.96  
three stars Not available Southeast
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
18.96
$18.96  
three stars Not available Southeast
Legal Secretaries
18.90
$18.90  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Mechanical Insulation Workers
42.75
$42.75  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Training and Development Managers
47.87
$47.87  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Accountants and Auditors
30.60
$30.60  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
29.36
$29.36  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
12.62
$12.62  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Veterinarians
44.81
$44.81  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
21.15
$21.15  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Machinery Maintenance Workers
23.18
$23.18  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Marketing Managers
47.45
$47.45  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Computer Systems Analysts
38.39
$38.39  
three stars Not available Southeast
Middle School Teachers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Painting and Decorating Workers
20.11
$20.11  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Procurement Clerks
21.67
$21.67  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
33.84
$33.84  
three stars Not available Southeast
 
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