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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.

328 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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Need help? Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Computer Programmers
43.28
$43.28  
three stars Not available Statewide
Computer Systems Analysts
49.85
$49.85  
five stars Not available Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
28.66
$28.66  
five stars Not available Statewide
Computer and Information Systems Managers
75.20
$75.20  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
19.38
$19.38  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Conservation Scientists
39.12
$39.12  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Construction Laborers
23.16
$23.16  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Managers
48.91
$48.91  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Construction and Building Inspectors
38.69
$38.69  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Construction and Maintenance Painters
24.10
$24.10  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Correctional Officers and Jailers
28.17
$28.17  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cost Estimators
33.80
$33.80  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Counter and Rental Clerks
15.26
$15.26  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
23.98
$23.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Credit Analysts
38.41
$38.41  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
24.32
$24.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Customer Service Representatives
20.10
$20.10  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
23.76
$23.76  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Data Entry Keyers
15.12
$15.12  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Dental Assistants
25.52
$25.52  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Dental Hygienists
38.76
$38.76  
four stars Not available Statewide
Dentists
81.29
$81.29  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
40.32
$40.32  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
39.75
$39.75  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Dietitians and Nutritionists
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.53
$14.53  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dishwashers
13.95
$13.95  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Dispatchers
23.95
$23.95  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Dispensing Opticians
22.13
$22.13  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
14.42
$14.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Editors
30.49
$30.49  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
28.97
$28.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical Engineers
49.52
$49.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
47.85
$47.85  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
30.89
$30.89  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Electrical and Electronics Repairers of Commerical and Industrial Equipment
36.28
$36.28  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Electricians
31.81
$31.81  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Electronics Engineers
48.81
$48.81  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Elementary School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Environmental Engineers
47.60
$47.60  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
23.39
$23.39  
three stars Not available Statewide
Environmental Scientists
40.18
$40.18  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Executive Secretaries
30.66
$30.66  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
21.30
$21.30  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
19.16
$19.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Family Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
five stars Not available Statewide
Farm Animal Caretakers
15.24
$15.24  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Farm Equipment Mechanics
23.64
$23.64  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
 
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