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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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Interviewers
19.04
$19.04  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Kindergarten Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Labor Relations Specialists
42.70
$42.70  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
19.07
$19.07  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
14.69
$14.69  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Lawyers
62.04
$62.04  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Legal Secretaries
29.90
$29.90  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Not available Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Not available Statewide
Library Technicians
23.06
$23.06  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
23.89
$23.89  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
14.55
$14.55  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.60
$23.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
23.77
$23.77  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Officers
38.95
$38.95  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Logisticians
39.21
$39.21  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
21.89
$21.89  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
25.66
$25.66  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Machinists
24.60
$24.60  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
39.43
$39.43  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Mail Clerks
18.56
$18.56  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
23.52
$23.52  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Management Analysts
47.47
$47.47  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Manicurists and Pedicurists
14.89
$14.89  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Market Research Analysts
38.08
$38.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Marketing Managers
75.43
$75.43  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.45
$32.45  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Massage Therapists
24.04
$24.04  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
17.74
$17.74  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Mechanical Drafters
30.06
$30.06  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
30.83
$30.83  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineers
39.76
$39.76  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical Assistants
24.05
$24.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Equipment Preparers
23.74
$23.74  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Equipment Repairers
29.99
$29.99  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Medical Laboratory Technicians ------ five stars Not available Statewide
Medical Laboratory Technologists ------ five stars Not available Statewide
Medical Scientists
38.39
$38.39  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical and Health Services Managers
48.74
$48.74  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
29.77
$29.77  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mental Health Counselors
24.40
$24.40  
five stars Not available Statewide
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
29.88
$29.88  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
17.96
$17.96  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Middle School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
22.65
$22.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
30.74
$30.74  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
 
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