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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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Dermatologists ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dentists
86.13
$86.13  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dental Hygienists
41.51
$41.51  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Dental Assistants
30.56
$30.56  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
22.81
$22.81  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
25.19
$25.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Customer Service Representatives
22.26
$22.26  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Credit Analysts
38.88
$38.88  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
24.79
$24.79  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Counter and Rental Clerks
17.87
$17.87  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cost Estimators
35.98
$35.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Correctional Officers and Jailers
26.97
$26.97  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Construction and Maintenance Painters
25.49
$25.49  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Construction and Building Inspectors
39.04
$39.04  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Managers
48.41
$48.41  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Construction Laborers
23.97
$23.97  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
21.39
$21.39  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Computer and Information Systems Managers
77.61
$77.61  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
30.42
$30.42  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Computer Systems Analysts
52.73
$52.73  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Programmers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
32.53
$32.53  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
32.53
$32.53  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Network Support Specialists
35.18
$35.18  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Computer Network Architects
64.80
$64.80  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Compliance Officers
38.19
$38.19  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
38.19
$38.19  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
College Education Administrators
47.96
$47.96  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Coaches and Scouts
19.41
$19.41  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
50.18
$50.18  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Clerical Library Assistants
19.42
$19.42  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
32.97
$32.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Civil Engineers
45.51
$45.51  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Civil Engineering Technicians
34.54
$34.54  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Chiropractors
37.56
$37.56  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Childcare Workers
14.63
$14.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
31.75
$31.75  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Chemists
42.54
$42.54  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chemical Equipment Operators
22.72
$22.72  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Chefs and Head Cooks
24.72
$24.72  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.00
$31.00  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cashiers
14.41
$14.41  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Carpenters
29.41
$29.41  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
33.51
$33.51  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
22.73
$22.73  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Butchers and Meat Cutters
19.27
$19.27  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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