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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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Machinists
29.59
$29.59  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
30.25
$30.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Logisticians
39.93
$39.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Loan Officers
40.54
$40.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
24.05
$24.05  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.39
$23.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
15.03
$15.03  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
29.16
$29.16  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Library Technicians
24.42
$24.42  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Legal Secretaries
27.28
$27.28  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Lawyers
74.29
$74.29  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
17.14
$17.14  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
21.63
$21.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Labor Relations Specialists
47.69
$47.69  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
31.07
$31.07  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Kindergarten Teachers
32.53
$32.53  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
18.60
$18.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Interviewers
22.39
$22.39  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Interpreters and Translators
31.47
$31.47  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Insurance Underwriters
38.92
$38.92  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Insurance Sales Agents
38.23
$38.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
24.68
$24.68  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Instructional Coordinators
38.24
$38.24  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
19.28
$19.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.12
$19.12  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
24.40
$24.40  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Information Security Analysts
61.60
$61.60  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.78
$23.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Production Managers
53.78
$53.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
32.57
$32.57  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Industrial Engineers
49.35
$49.35  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.97
$31.97  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
36.69
$36.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Human Resources Managers
70.82
$70.82  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Human Resources Assistants
25.04
$25.04  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
17.23
$17.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Highway Maintenance Workers
28.25
$28.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
High School Teachers
32.51
$32.51  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
32.94
$32.94  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Health Educators
33.78
$33.78  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Health Care Social Workers
33.91
$33.91  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
18.47
$18.47  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
17.23
$17.23  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
20.41
$20.41  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Graphic Designers
29.87
$29.87  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.87
$30.87  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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