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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 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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Electrical Engineers
50.09
$50.09  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
29.66
$29.66  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Driver/Sales Workers
14.24
$14.24  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dispensing Opticians
19.39
$19.39  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dispatchers
26.31
$26.31  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dishwashers
14.38
$14.38  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.28
$14.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
43.81
$43.81  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
38.36
$38.36  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Dentists
86.13
$86.13  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Dental Hygienists
41.51
$41.51  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Dental Assistants
30.56
$30.56  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
22.81
$22.81  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
25.19
$25.19  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Customer Service Representatives
22.26
$22.26  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
24.79
$24.79  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Counter and Rental Clerks
17.87
$17.87  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cost Estimators
35.98
$35.98  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
26.97
$26.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Construction and Maintenance Painters
25.49
$25.49  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Managers
48.41
$48.41  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Construction Laborers
23.97
$23.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Conservation Scientists
36.35
$36.35  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
77.61
$77.61  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer User Support Specialists
30.42
$30.42  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Computer Systems Analysts
52.73
$52.73  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
32.53
$32.53  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
32.53
$32.53  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
35.18
$35.18  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Compliance Officers
38.19
$38.19  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Community Health Workers
22.93
$22.93  
three stars High School or less Northwest
College Education Administrators
47.96
$47.96  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Coaches and Scouts
19.41
$19.41  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
50.18
$50.18  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Civil Engineers
45.51
$45.51  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
34.54
$34.54  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Chiropractors
37.56
$37.56  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Childcare Workers
14.63
$14.63  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
31.75
$31.75  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
24.72
$24.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.00
$31.00  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Cashiers
14.41
$14.41  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Carpenters
29.41
$29.41  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
22.73
$22.73  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Butchers and Meat Cutters
19.27
$19.27  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Northwest
 
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