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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 Sort ascending 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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Respiratory Therapists
39.64
$39.64  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Management Analysts
47.07
$47.07  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
52.15
$52.15  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Loan Officers
38.66
$38.66  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Mechanical Engineers
40.97
$40.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
General and Operations Managers
43.50
$43.50  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Personal Financial Advisors
41.88
$41.88  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
42.89
$42.89  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.93
$32.93  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
37.79
$37.79  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.30
$32.30  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
35.18
$35.18  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
32.26
$32.26  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Social and Community Service Managers
36.97
$36.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
34.54
$34.54  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Food Scientists
40.49
$40.49  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Instructional Coordinators
37.77
$37.77  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
22.16
$22.16  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Cost Estimators
35.98
$35.98  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
32.94
$32.94  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Credit Analysts
38.88
$38.88  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
36.95
$36.95  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Compliance Officers
38.19
$38.19  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Paving Equipment Operators
40.31
$40.31  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Radiologic Technologists
37.72
$37.72  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Paramedics
30.42
$30.42  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
32.97
$32.97  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
32.54
$32.54  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Accountants and Auditors
37.36
$37.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.55
$39.55  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
32.23
$32.23  
three stars Vocational training Southwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.19
$37.19  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
31.86
$31.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Health Care Social Workers
31.23
$31.23  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Chemical Plant and System Operators
30.90
$30.90   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Southwest
Human Resources Specialists
34.48
$34.48  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
32.32
$32.32  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
31.10
$31.10  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Electricians
35.79
$35.79  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Surgical Technologists
32.43
$32.43  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Market Research Analysts
37.91
$37.91  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Executive Secretaries
33.58
$33.58  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
33.39
$33.39  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
37.72
$37.72  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Architectural and Civil Drafters
30.90
$30.90  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.22
$35.22  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
29.88
$29.88  
four stars High School or less Southwest
 
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