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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.

240 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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Registered Nurses
36.89
$36.89  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Retail Salespersons
13.91
$13.91  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
21.08
$21.08  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
21.89
$21.89  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Nursing Assistants
16.33
$16.33  
five stars Not available Southwest
Janitors and Cleaners
15.66
$15.66  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
15.46
$15.46  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Elementary School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
19.52
$19.52  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
14.47
$14.47  
five stars Not available Southwest
General Office Clerks
17.45
$17.45  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
23.24
$23.24  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
30.46
$30.46  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
28.83
$28.83  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
21.39
$21.39  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
28.15
$28.15  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
25.48
$25.48  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
17.85
$17.85  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Financial Managers
50.53
$50.53  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
15.95
$15.95  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
23.42
$23.42  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
17.05
$17.05  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Maids and Housekeepers
13.68
$13.68  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Civil Engineers
41.41
$41.41  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
General and Operations Managers
38.00
$38.00  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Physician Assistants
58.29
$58.29  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
28.00
$28.00  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
High School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Middle School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
30.79
$30.79  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Molders, Shapers, and Casters
18.92
$18.92  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
31.00
$31.00  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Veterinary Assistants
17.41
$17.41  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
39.67
$39.67  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Electrical Engineers
44.17
$44.17  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
19.45
$19.45  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Loan Officers
37.18
$37.18  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Construction Managers
39.34
$39.34  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Medical Secretaries
18.66
$18.66  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Medical Laboratory Technicians ------ five stars Not available Southwest
Medical Laboratory Technologists ------ five stars Not available Southwest
Instructional Coordinators
32.56
$32.56  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Childcare Workers
12.06
$12.06  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Speech-Language Pathologists
32.37
$32.37  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Architectural and Engineering Managers
60.82
$60.82  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Health Care Social Workers
27.70
$27.70  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Radiologic Technologists
31.53
$31.53  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
23.75
$23.75  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ------ five stars Not available Southwest
Physical Therapists
42.34
$42.34  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
 
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