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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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Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Computer Programmers
49.93
$49.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Systems Analysts
52.96
$52.96  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
31.04
$31.04  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Computer and Information Systems Managers
83.27
$83.27  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
18.98
$18.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Laborers
27.45
$27.45  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Managers
51.40
$51.40  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Construction and Building Inspectors
41.16
$41.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Construction and Maintenance Painters
28.76
$28.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Correctional Officers and Jailers
29.05
$29.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Cost Estimators
39.03
$39.03  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Counter and Rental Clerks
18.73
$18.73  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
25.38
$25.38  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Credit Analysts
37.42
$37.42  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Customer Service Representatives
23.27
$23.27  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
26.61
$26.61  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
23.59
$23.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Dental Assistants
31.16
$31.16  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Dental Hygienists
46.13
$46.13  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Dentists
99.34
$99.34  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dermatologists ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
39.40
$39.40  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
49.51
$49.51  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Dietitians and Nutritionists
35.99
$35.99  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.19
$14.19  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Dishwashers
14.84
$14.84  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dispatchers
26.63
$26.63  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Dispensing Opticians
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
14.20
$14.20  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
30.04
$30.04  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical Engineers
51.18
$51.18  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
49.23
$49.23  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
35.29
$35.29  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Electricians
38.50
$38.50  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
28.06
$28.06  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Electronics Engineers
52.83
$52.83  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Elementary School Teachers
31.26
$31.26  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Elementary and High School Education Administrators
60.13
$60.13  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Emergency Medical Technicians
22.66
$22.66  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
25.78
$25.78  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Environmental Scientists
38.14
$38.14  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
38.22
$38.22  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Executive Secretaries
36.14
$36.14  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
25.25
$25.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
23.76
$23.76  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Facilities Managers
49.37
$49.37  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
 
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