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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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Training and Development Specialists
36.67
$36.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
29.66
$29.66  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
30.14
$30.14  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
29.97
$29.97  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
31.45
$31.45  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.18
$30.18  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.00
$31.00  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
28.35
$28.35  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Public Relations Specialists
32.31
$32.31  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Millwrights
31.90
$31.90  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Insurance Sales Agents
30.34
$30.34  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
31.75
$31.75  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Occupational Therapy Assistants
28.79
$28.79  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Computer User Support Specialists
30.42
$30.42  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Food Service Managers
30.87
$30.87  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
27.75
$27.75  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Postal Service Clerks
27.58
$27.58  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
33.08
$33.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
33.08
$33.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
28.86
$28.86  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.12
$30.12  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Dental Assistants
30.56
$30.56  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
27.63
$27.63  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
30.08
$30.08  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
26.76
$26.76  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
27.09
$27.09  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.83
$24.83  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Sheet Metal Workers
30.14
$30.14  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Food Baking and Drying Machine Operators
24.54
$24.54  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
28.11
$28.11  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
25.04
$25.04  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
22.98
$22.98  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Carpenters
29.41
$29.41  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
29.81
$29.81  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
20.29
$20.29  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Dispatchers
26.31
$26.31  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Medical Records Specialists
25.87
$25.87  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.75
$23.75  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Psychiatric Technicians
18.75
$18.75  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
24.23
$24.23  
three stars High School or less 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
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.39
$24.39  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
25.19
$25.19  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Machinists
25.69
$25.69  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
24.39
$24.39  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bill and Account Collectors
21.82
$21.82  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
26.97
$26.97  
five stars High School or less Southwest
 
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