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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.

326 occupations found

Occupation Title Sort ascending 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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Woodworking Machine Operators
21.19
$21.19  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
40.66
$40.66  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
36.95
$36.95  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
25.04
$25.04  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Web and Digital Interface Designers
39.74
$39.74  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Web and Digital Interface Designers
39.74
$39.74  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Web Developers
39.96
$39.96  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
31.10
$31.10  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Waiters and Waitresses
11.71
$11.71  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
19.96
$19.96  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Veterinary Assistants
18.40
$18.40  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinarians
51.11
$51.11  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Vehicle Cleaners
17.72
$17.72  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
50.73
$50.73  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Training and Development Specialists
36.67
$36.67  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Tool and Die Makers
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
18.70
$18.70  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Tellers
18.32
$18.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
30.08
$30.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
29.88
$29.88  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Tax Preparers
30.00
$30.00  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Surgical Technologists
32.43
$32.43  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Surgical Assistants
41.08
$41.08  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.69
$22.69  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
32.94
$32.94  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Police Officers
52.15
$52.15  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
42.57
$42.57  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
37.79
$37.79  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
29.97
$29.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
22.78
$22.78  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.30
$19.30  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
42.89
$42.89  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
32.32
$32.32  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.08
$19.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
23.32
$23.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Stockers and Order Fillers
17.46
$17.46  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
32.26
$32.26  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
40.51
$40.51  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
31.09
$31.09  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
30.09
$30.09  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
49.70
$49.70  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
49.70
$49.70  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
49.70
$49.70  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
20.29
$20.29  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Social and Community Service Managers
36.97
$36.97  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
18.61
$18.61  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
17.59
$17.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
17.59
$17.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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