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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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Multiple Machine Tool Operators
21.41
$21.41  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Nurse Anesthetists
109.86
$109.86  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
30.71
$30.71  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
34.44
$34.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
17.14
$17.14  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Paving Equipment Operators
36.37
$36.37  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Food Cooking Machine Operators
24.28
$24.28  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.63
$20.63  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
56.28
$56.28  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Food Service Managers
35.67
$35.67  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Prepress Technicians and Workers
22.39
$22.39  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
20.41
$20.41  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Electrical Engineers
51.18
$51.18  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
31.00
$31.00  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Tellers
19.19
$19.19  
three stars High School or less Southwest
New Accounts Clerks
23.08
$23.08  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
83.27
$83.27  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Molders, Shapers, and Casters
22.13
$22.13  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
43.96
$43.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Civil Engineers
49.24
$49.24  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
24.95
$24.95  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.87
$30.87  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
49.23
$49.23  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Physician Assistants
65.03
$65.03  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
23.59
$23.59  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Administrative Services Managers
63.23
$63.23  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Credit Analysts
37.42
$37.42  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Compliance Officers
39.30
$39.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
College Education Administrators
50.65
$50.65  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Postal Service Clerks
29.27
$29.27  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
29.80
$29.80  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Cost Estimators
39.03
$39.03  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Public Relations Specialists
33.30
$33.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Surgical Technologists
36.06
$36.06  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Psychiatric Aides
25.36
$25.36   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Not available Southwest
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
23.04
$23.04   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.62
$32.62  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Paramedics
32.27
$32.27  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Marketing Managers
80.86
$80.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
28.47
$28.47  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Automotive Body Repairers
25.01
$25.01  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Computer Systems Analysts
52.96
$52.96  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Bakers
18.67
$18.67  
four stars High School or less Southwest
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
25.81
$25.81  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Kindergarten Teachers
32.53
$32.53  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.95
$23.95  
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
25.78
$25.78  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Security Guards
20.62
$20.62  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
35.12
$35.12  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
 
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