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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
51.18
$51.18  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
30.04
$30.04  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Driver/Sales Workers
14.20
$14.20  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dispensing Opticians
22.46
$22.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dispatchers
26.63
$26.63  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dishwashers
14.84
$14.84  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.19
$14.19  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
49.51
$49.51  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
39.40
$39.40  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Dentists
99.34
$99.34  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Dental Hygienists
46.13
$46.13  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Dental Assistants
31.16
$31.16  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
23.59
$23.59  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
26.61
$26.61  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Customer Service Representatives
23.27
$23.27  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
25.38
$25.38  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Counter and Rental Clerks
18.73
$18.73  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cost Estimators
39.03
$39.03  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
29.05
$29.05  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Construction and Maintenance Painters
28.76
$28.76  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Managers
51.40
$51.40  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Construction Laborers
27.45
$27.45  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Conservation Scientists
38.14
$38.14  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
83.27
$83.27  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer User Support Specialists
31.04
$31.04  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Computer Systems Analysts
52.96
$52.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
36.19
$36.19  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Compliance Officers
39.30
$39.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Community Health Workers
24.15
$24.15  
three stars High School or less Northwest
College Education Administrators
50.65
$50.65  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Coaches and Scouts
23.57
$23.57  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
50.10
$50.10  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Civil Engineers
49.24
$49.24  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
35.12
$35.12  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Chiropractors
35.21
$35.21  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Childcare Workers
15.65
$15.65  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
33.22
$33.22  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
28.47
$28.47  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.94
$31.94  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Cashiers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Carpenters
30.91
$30.91  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
23.65
$23.65  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Butchers and Meat Cutters
22.62
$22.62  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
30.90
$30.90  
five stars High School or less Northwest
 
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