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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.

326 occupations found

Occupation Title Sort descending 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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Accountants and Auditors
38.52
$38.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Administrative Services Managers
63.23
$63.23  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
34.44
$34.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Advertising Sales Agents
30.23
$30.23  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Agricultural Equipment Operators
24.16
$24.16  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Agricultural Technicians
20.54
$20.54  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
40.83
$40.83  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
15.98
$15.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Anesthesiologists ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Architects
45.86
$45.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Architectural and Civil Drafters
32.00
$32.00  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Architectural and Engineering Managers
82.67
$82.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Athletic Trainers
30.02
$30.02  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Automotive Body Repairers
25.01
$25.01  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.67
$24.67  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
17.85
$17.85  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Bakers
18.67
$18.67  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bartenders
13.05
$13.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bill and Account Collectors
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Billing and Posting Clerks
24.97
$24.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Biological Technicians
27.00
$27.00  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
24.62
$24.62  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, School
24.25
$24.25  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.95
$23.95  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
30.90
$30.90  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Butchers and Meat Cutters
22.62
$22.62  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
23.65
$23.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
40.02
$40.02  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Carpenters
30.91
$30.91  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Cashiers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.94
$31.94  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Chefs and Head Cooks
28.47
$28.47  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Chemical Equipment Operators
23.81
$23.81  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Chemists
39.93
$39.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
33.22
$33.22  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Childcare Workers
15.65
$15.65  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Chiropractors
35.21
$35.21  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Civil Engineering Technicians
35.12
$35.12  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Civil Engineers
49.24
$49.24  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
37.38
$37.38  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Clerical Library Assistants
19.44
$19.44  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
50.10
$50.10  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Coaches and Scouts
23.57
$23.57  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
College Education Administrators
50.65
$50.65  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
38.85
$38.85  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Compliance Officers
39.30
$39.30  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Network Architects
63.97
$63.97  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Network Support Specialists
36.19
$36.19  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
 
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