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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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Need help? Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Instructional Coordinators
38.24
$38.24  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
24.68
$24.68  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Insurance Sales Agents
38.23
$38.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Insurance Underwriters
38.92
$38.92  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Interpreters and Translators
31.47
$31.47  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Interviewers
22.39
$22.39  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
18.60
$18.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Kindergarten Teachers
32.53
$32.53  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
31.07
$31.07  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Labor Relations Specialists
47.69
$47.69  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
21.63
$21.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
17.14
$17.14  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Lawyers
74.29
$74.29  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Legal Secretaries
27.28
$27.28  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Library Technicians
24.42
$24.42  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
29.16
$29.16  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
15.03
$15.03  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.39
$23.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
24.05
$24.05  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Officers
40.54
$40.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Logisticians
39.93
$39.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
30.25
$30.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Machinists
29.59
$29.59  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
47.53
$47.53  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
25.73
$25.73  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Management Analysts
45.46
$45.46  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Manicurists and Pedicurists
17.91
$17.91  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Market Research Analysts
38.89
$38.89  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Marketing Managers
80.86
$80.86  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.62
$32.62  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Massage Therapists
31.11
$31.11  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
18.89
$18.89  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Mechanical Drafters
31.11
$31.11  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
35.07
$35.07  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineers
46.81
$46.81  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical Assistants
24.23
$24.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Equipment Preparers
23.99
$23.99  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Records Specialists
30.00
$30.00  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Medical Scientists
50.09
$50.09  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Medical Secretaries
23.83
$23.83  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical and Health Services Managers
55.87
$55.87  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
25.36
$25.36  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.63
$32.63  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
18.68
$18.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Middle School Teachers
31.47
$31.47  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.88
$23.88  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
35.16
$35.16  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
 
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