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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.

268 occupations found

Occupation Title Sort ascending 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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Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.22
$31.22  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Human Resources Specialists
34.48
$34.48  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Human Resources Managers
65.16
$65.16  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Human Resources Assistants
23.64
$23.64  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
14.93
$14.93  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
27.75
$27.75  
five stars High School or less Southwest
High School Teachers
31.34
$31.34  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
28.11
$28.11  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
33.39
$33.39  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars
39.74
$39.74  
three stars Not available Southwest
Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars
39.74
$39.74  
three stars Not available Southwest
Health Care Social Workers
31.23
$31.23  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
16.75
$16.75  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
18.60
$18.60  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
22.13
$22.13  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.12
$30.12  
three stars High School or less Southwest
General and Operations Managers
43.50
$43.50  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
General Office Clerks
21.69
$21.69  
five stars High School or less Southwest
General Internal Medicine Physicians ------ four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.75
$23.75  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
19.91
$19.91  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Foundry Mold and Coremakers
20.56
$20.56   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
Food Service Managers
30.87
$30.87  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Food Scientists
40.49
$40.49  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Food Preparation Workers
15.67
$15.67  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Food Cooking Machine Operators
23.26
$23.26  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Food Batchmakers
17.11
$17.11  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Food Baking and Drying Machine Operators
24.54
$24.54  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
22.94
$22.94  
three stars High School or less Southwest
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
24.20
$24.20  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Firefighters
19.87
$19.87  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Financial Managers
65.23
$65.23  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Financial Analysts
44.82
$44.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.73
$14.73  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.73
$14.73  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fast Food Cooks
13.61
$13.61  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.70
$17.70  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.83
$24.83  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Farm Animal Caretakers
17.02
$17.02  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Family Medicine Physicians
102.93
$102.93  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Facilities Managers
46.38
$46.38  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
22.98
$22.98  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Executive Secretaries
33.58
$33.58  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
24.79
$24.79  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
22.91
$22.91   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
Emergency Medical Technicians
20.17
$20.17  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Elementary and High School Education Administrators
53.64
$53.64  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Elementary School Teachers
30.94
$30.94  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Electricians
35.79
$35.79  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
32.54
$32.54  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
 
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