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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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Need help? Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Pharmacists
68.49
$68.49  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Personal Financial Advisors
41.88
$41.88  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
26.76
$26.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Paving Equipment Operators
40.31
$40.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Parts Salespersons
18.65
$18.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Paramedics
30.42
$30.42  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
30.14
$30.14  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Paper Goods Machine Operators
20.61
$20.61  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Optometrists
74.94
$74.94  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
28.82
$28.82  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Operations Research Analysts
42.89
$42.89  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.19
$37.19  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Occupational Therapy Assistants
28.79
$28.79  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Occupational Therapists
40.62
$40.62  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
41.95
$41.95  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Nursing Assistants
19.44
$19.44  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nurse Practitioners
63.91
$63.91  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Nurse Anesthetists
111.03
$111.03  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
15.55
$15.55  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
15.32
$15.32  
five stars High School or less Statewide
New Accounts Clerks
21.75
$21.75  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
44.98
$44.98  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
22.16
$22.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.09
$20.09  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
32.23
$32.23  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.67
$23.67  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Middle School Teachers
30.98
$30.98  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
18.32
$18.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.30
$32.30  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
28.58
$28.58  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical and Health Services Managers
50.29
$50.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Scientists
48.41
$48.41  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Medical Records Specialists
25.87
$25.87  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Medical Equipment Preparers
23.02
$23.02  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Assistants
23.96
$23.96  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Mechanical Engineers
40.97
$40.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
33.25
$33.25  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Drafters
31.93
$31.93  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
18.17
$18.17  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Massage Therapists
24.42
$24.42  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.93
$32.93  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Marketing Managers
76.65
$76.65  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Market Research Analysts
37.91
$37.91  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Manicurists and Pedicurists
14.96
$14.96  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Management Analysts
47.07
$47.07  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
24.39
$24.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
16.79
$16.79  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
41.32
$41.32  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
 
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