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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 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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Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
17.59
$17.59  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Vehicle Cleaners
17.72
$17.72  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
19.91
$19.91  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
22.76
$22.76  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
16.75
$16.75  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
17.46
$17.46  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.75
$23.75  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Machinists
25.69
$25.69  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
31.45
$31.45  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
33.39
$33.39  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
32.23
$32.23  
three stars Vocational training Southwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.83
$24.83  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Dental Assistants
30.56
$30.56  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Electricians
35.79
$35.79  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
18.60
$18.60  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Dental Hygienists
41.51
$41.51  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
27.09
$27.09  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.39
$24.39  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
24.20
$24.20  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Administrative Services Managers
58.69
$58.69  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Facilities Managers
46.38
$46.38  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
35.18
$35.18  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Computer User Support Specialists
30.42
$30.42  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Architectural and Civil Drafters
30.90
$30.90  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
34.54
$34.54  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
32.54
$32.54  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.22
$31.22  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
33.25
$33.25  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Agricultural Technicians
19.03
$19.03  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
24.79
$24.79  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.55
$39.55  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.18
$30.18  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Occupational Therapy Assistants
28.79
$28.79  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Medical Records Specialists
25.87
$25.87  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
19.96
$19.96  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Surgical Technologists
32.43
$32.43  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Paramedics
30.42
$30.42  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Emergency Medical Technicians
20.17
$20.17  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Radiologic Technologists
37.72
$37.72  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
30.14
$30.14  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Respiratory Therapists
39.64
$39.64  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Registered Nurses
41.97
$41.97  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
30.09
$30.09  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
31.09
$31.09  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
31.86
$31.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.08
$19.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Instructional Coordinators
37.77
$37.77  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Public Relations Specialists
32.31
$32.31  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
52.15
$52.15  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
 
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