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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 Power-Line Installers and Repairers
47.92
$47.92  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Electrical Engineers
50.09
$50.09  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
29.66
$29.66  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Driver/Sales Workers
14.24
$14.24  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Dispensing Opticians
19.39
$19.39  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dispatchers
26.31
$26.31  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dishwashers
14.38
$14.38  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.28
$14.28  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dental Laboratory Technicians
23.86
$23.86  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dental Hygienists
41.51
$41.51  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Dental Assistants
30.56
$30.56  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
22.81
$22.81  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
25.19
$25.19  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Customer Service Representatives
22.26
$22.26  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Credit Analysts
38.88
$38.88  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Counter and Rental Clerks
17.87
$17.87  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Cost Estimators
35.98
$35.98  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
26.97
$26.97  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Construction Managers
48.41
$48.41  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Construction Laborers
23.97
$23.97  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
77.61
$77.61  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Computer User Support Specialists
30.42
$30.42  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Computer Systems Analysts
52.73
$52.73  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
35.18
$35.18  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Compliance Officers
38.19
$38.19  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
College Education Administrators
47.96
$47.96  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Coaches and Scouts
19.41
$19.41  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
50.18
$50.18  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
32.97
$32.97  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Civil Engineers
45.51
$45.51  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
34.54
$34.54  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Childcare Workers
14.63
$14.63  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
31.75
$31.75  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Chemical Technicians
25.03
$25.03  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Chemical Plant and System Operators
30.90
$30.90   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chemical Equipment Operators
22.72
$22.72  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
24.72
$24.72  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.00
$31.00  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Cashiers
14.41
$14.41  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Carpenters
29.41
$29.41  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
22.73
$22.73  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Butchers and Meat Cutters
19.27
$19.27  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.04
$23.04  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Bus Drivers, School
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
23.64
$23.64  
five stars High School or less Southwest
 
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