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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.

208 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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Social and Community Service Managers
34.81
$34.81  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.93
$23.93  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Physician Assistants
63.39
$63.39  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Forest and Conservation Technicians
24.87
$24.87  
three stars Not available Southwest
Veterinarians
48.39
$48.39  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
15.41
$15.41  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Counter and Rental Clerks
18.68
$18.68  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Graphic Designers
24.73
$24.73  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
31.82
$31.82  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
41.01
$41.01  
three stars Not available Southwest
Construction Managers
43.83
$43.83  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ------ three stars Not available Southwest
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
18.56
$18.56  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Firefighters
18.67
$18.67  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
23.49
$23.49  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Farmworkers and Laborers
15.64
$15.64  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
28.57
$28.57  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
22.90
$22.90  
three stars Not available Southwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
22.90
$22.90  
three stars Not available Southwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
14.10
$14.10  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Legal Secretaries
23.58
$23.58  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Credit Analysts
32.43
$32.43  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Food Scientists
33.88
$33.88  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
29.13
$29.13  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
College Education Administrators
48.24
$48.24  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Printing Press Operators
22.74
$22.74  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
24.99
$24.99  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
30.62
$30.62  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Mechanical Engineers
37.85
$37.85  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
23.20
$23.20  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Civil Engineers
41.23
$41.23  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Lawyers
49.68
$49.68  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Physical Therapists
41.29
$41.29  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Radiologic Technologists
32.07
$32.07  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Market Research Analysts
30.06
$30.06  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
22.56
$22.56  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
23.93
$23.93  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
24.46
$24.46  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Residential Advisors
19.73
$19.73  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Health Care Social Workers
31.24
$31.24  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Computer User Support Specialists
27.82
$27.82  
four stars Not available Southwest
Tire Repairers and Changers
17.71
$17.71  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
25.68
$25.68  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Industrial Engineers
39.86
$39.86  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Dental Assistants
26.16
$26.16  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
22.76
$22.76  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
22.67
$22.67  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.85
$24.85  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Personal Financial Advisors
37.58
$37.58  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
 
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