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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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Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
14.93
$14.93  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
31.75
$31.75  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.28
$14.28  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Speech-Language Pathologists
40.51
$40.51  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Counter and Rental Clerks
17.87
$17.87  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Sales Managers
64.80
$64.80  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Dispensing Opticians
19.39
$19.39  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
31.09
$31.09  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
29.88
$29.88  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Insurance Sales Agents
30.34
$30.34  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
18.60
$18.60  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Emergency Medical Technicians
20.17
$20.17  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Vehicle Cleaners
17.72
$17.72  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Pharmacy Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
27.63
$27.63  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Recreation Workers
18.28
$18.28  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dishwashers
14.38
$14.38  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Physical Therapists
45.74
$45.74  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
28.86
$28.86  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Loan Officers
38.66
$38.66  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dental Hygienists
41.51
$41.51  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
33.39
$33.39  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.83
$24.83  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
26.38
$26.38  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Market Research Analysts
37.91
$37.91  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
26.97
$26.97  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
31.45
$31.45  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
42.89
$42.89  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Medical Assistants
23.96
$23.96  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Industrial Engineers
48.00
$48.00  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Middle School Teachers
30.98
$30.98  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Computer User Support Specialists
30.42
$30.42  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Human Resources Specialists
34.48
$34.48  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
50.73
$50.73  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
27.75
$27.75  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
16.75
$16.75  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Financial Managers
65.23
$65.23  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
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
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.19
$37.19  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Personal Financial Advisors
41.88
$41.88  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
37.72
$37.72  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
22.81
$22.81  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Agricultural Equipment Operators
21.19
$21.19  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Electricians
35.79
$35.79  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
 
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