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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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Retail Salespersons
15.63
$15.63  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Restaurant Cooks
18.19
$18.19  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Respiratory Therapists
39.64
$39.64  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Residential Advisors
21.29
$21.29  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.67
$22.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Registered Nurses
41.97
$41.97  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Recreation Workers
18.28
$18.28  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Receptionists and Information Clerks
17.21
$17.21  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Real Estate Agents
18.63
$18.63  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Radiologic Technologists
37.72
$37.72  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Public Relations Specialists
32.31
$32.31  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Psychiatric Technicians
18.75
$18.75  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Psychiatric Aides
20.78
$20.78   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Not available Southwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
29.81
$29.81  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
28.35
$28.35  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Production Helpers
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
23.33
$23.33  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Preschool Teachers
18.11
$18.11  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Preschool Special Education Teachers
32.72
$32.72  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Prepress Technicians and Workers
22.38
$22.38  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
27.63
$27.63  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Postal Service Clerks
27.58
$27.58  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.55
$39.55  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
37.72
$37.72  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Physician Assistants
62.13
$62.13  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Physical Therapists
45.74
$45.74  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.18
$30.18  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Pharmacy Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Pharmacists
68.49
$68.49  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
23.20
$23.20  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Personal Financial Advisors
41.88
$41.88  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
26.76
$26.76  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Paving Equipment Operators
40.31
$40.31  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Parts Salespersons
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Paramedics
30.42
$30.42  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
30.14
$30.14  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.19
$37.19  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Occupational Therapy Assistants
28.79
$28.79  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Occupational Therapists
40.62
$40.62  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
41.95
$41.95  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
94.16
$94.16   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Nursing Assistants
19.44
$19.44  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Nurse Practitioners
63.91
$63.91  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Nurse Anesthetists
111.03
$111.03  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
15.55
$15.55  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
15.32
$15.32  
four stars High School or less Southwest
 
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