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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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New Accounts Clerks
21.75
$21.75  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
44.98
$44.98  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
22.16
$22.16  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.09
$20.09  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Molders, Shapers, and Casters
19.05
$19.05  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
32.23
$32.23  
three stars Vocational training Southwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.67
$23.67  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Millwrights
31.90
$31.90  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Middle School Teachers
30.98
$30.98  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.30
$32.30  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
50.29
$50.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Medical Records Specialists
25.87
$25.87  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Medical Assistants
23.96
$23.96  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Mechanical Engineers
40.97
$40.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
33.25
$33.25  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.93
$32.93  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Marketing Managers
76.65
$76.65  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Market Research Analysts
37.91
$37.91  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers
19.77
$19.77   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
Management Analysts
47.07
$47.07  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
24.39
$24.39  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Maids and Housekeepers
16.79
$16.79  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Machinists
25.69
$25.69  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
28.86
$28.86  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
22.76
$22.76  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Loan Officers
38.66
$38.66  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
23.77
$23.77  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
22.39
$22.39  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
14.01
$14.01  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
27.09
$27.09  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
33.08
$33.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
33.08
$33.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Lawyers
68.58
$68.58  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
15.98
$15.98  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
18.91
$18.91  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
30.44
$30.44  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Kindergarten Teachers
30.85
$30.85  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Janitors and Cleaners
17.87
$17.87  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Interviewers
19.61
$19.61  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Insurance Sales Agents
30.34
$30.34  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
23.90
$23.90  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Instructional Coordinators
37.77
$37.77  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
18.99
$18.99  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.76
$19.76  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.88
$23.88  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Industrial Production Managers
50.97
$50.97  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
31.45
$31.45  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Industrial Engineers
48.00
$48.00  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
 
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