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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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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Multiple Machine Tool Operators
22.16
$22.16  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Nurse Anesthetists
111.03
$111.03  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
29.81
$29.81  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
31.86
$31.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
15.98
$15.98  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Paving Equipment Operators
40.31
$40.31  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Food Cooking Machine Operators
23.26
$23.26  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.09
$20.09  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
52.15
$52.15  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Food Service Managers
30.87
$30.87  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Prepress Technicians and Workers
22.38
$22.38  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
22.13
$22.13  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Electrical Engineers
50.09
$50.09  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
30.14
$30.14  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Tellers
18.32
$18.32  
three stars High School or less Southwest
New Accounts Clerks
21.75
$21.75  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
77.61
$77.61  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Molders, Shapers, and Casters
19.05
$19.05  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
41.95
$41.95  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Civil Engineers
45.51
$45.51  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
24.23
$24.23  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.12
$30.12  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
47.92
$47.92  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Physician Assistants
62.13
$62.13  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
22.94
$22.94  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Administrative Services Managers
58.69
$58.69  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Credit Analysts
38.88
$38.88  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Compliance Officers
38.19
$38.19  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
College Education Administrators
47.96
$47.96  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Postal Service Clerks
27.58
$27.58  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.75
$23.75  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Cost Estimators
35.98
$35.98  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Public Relations Specialists
32.31
$32.31  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Surgical Technologists
32.43
$32.43  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Psychiatric Aides
20.78
$20.78   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Not available Southwest
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
23.33
$23.33  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.93
$32.93  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Paramedics
30.42
$30.42  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Marketing Managers
76.65
$76.65  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
24.72
$24.72  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Automotive Body Repairers
24.21
$24.21  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Computer Systems Analysts
52.73
$52.73  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Bakers
17.78
$17.78  
four stars High School or less Southwest
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
24.20
$24.20  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Kindergarten Teachers
30.85
$30.85  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.04
$23.04  
four stars High School or less Southwest
General Internal Medicine Physicians ------ four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
24.79
$24.79  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Security Guards
18.52
$18.52  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
34.54
$34.54  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
 
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