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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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Family Medicine Physicians
115.28
$115.28  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Farm Animal Caretakers
17.57
$17.57  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Farm Equipment Mechanics
30.03
$30.03  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.63
$17.63  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food Cooks
15.60
$15.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Financial Analysts
48.94
$48.94  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Examiners
43.11
$43.11  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Managers
74.36
$74.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Firefighters
19.20
$19.20  
four stars High School or less Statewide
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
25.81
$25.81  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
First-line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services
23.72
$23.72  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
23.59
$23.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Food Batchmakers
18.15
$18.15  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Cooking Machine Operators
24.28
$24.28  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Food Preparation Workers
16.76
$16.76  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Service Managers
35.67
$35.67  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
22.28
$22.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fundraisers
33.79
$33.79  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Gaming Dealers
12.28
$12.28  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
29.80
$29.80  
four stars High School or less Statewide
General Internal Medicine Physicians ------ four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
General Office Clerks
22.85
$22.85  
five stars High School or less Statewide
General and Operations Managers
46.78
$46.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.87
$30.87  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Graphic Designers
29.87
$29.87  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
20.41
$20.41  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
17.23
$17.23  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
18.47
$18.47  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Health Care Social Workers
33.91
$33.91  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Health Educators
33.78
$33.78  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
32.94
$32.94  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Statewide
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
High School Teachers
32.51
$32.51  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Highway Maintenance Workers
28.25
$28.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
17.23
$17.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Assistants
25.04
$25.04  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Managers
70.82
$70.82  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
36.69
$36.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.97
$31.97  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineers
49.35
$49.35  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
32.57
$32.57  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Industrial Production Managers
53.78
$53.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.78
$23.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Information Security Analysts
61.60
$61.60  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
24.40
$24.40  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.12
$19.12  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
19.28
$19.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
 
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