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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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Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.63
$20.63  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
21.41
$21.41  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
49.00
$49.00  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
New Accounts Clerks
23.08
$23.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
16.67
$16.67  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
16.87
$16.87  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nurse Anesthetists
109.86
$109.86  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Nurse Practitioners
64.88
$64.88  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Nursing Assistants
20.78
$20.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
43.96
$43.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Occupational Therapists
42.03
$42.03  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Occupational Therapy Assistants
30.29
$30.29  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.66
$37.66  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Operations Research Analysts
49.04
$49.04  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
26.12
$26.12  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Optometrists
67.96
$67.96  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
20.44
$20.44  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Paper Goods Machine Operators
24.84
$24.84  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
31.00
$31.00  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Paramedics
32.27
$32.27  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Parts Salespersons
20.34
$20.34  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Paving Equipment Operators
36.37
$36.37  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
28.79
$28.79  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Personal Financial Advisors
48.71
$48.71  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Pharmacists
74.38
$74.38  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
17.85
$17.85  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
23.33
$23.33  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Phlebotomists
20.86
$20.86  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.22
$30.22  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Physical Therapists
47.83
$47.83  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Physician Assistants
65.03
$65.03  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
39.43
$39.43  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
41.67
$41.67  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Postal Service Clerks
29.27
$29.27  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Postal Service Mail Carriers
29.98
$29.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Prepress Technicians and Workers
22.39
$22.39  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Preschool Education Administrators
29.48
$29.48  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Preschool Special Education Teachers
35.31
$35.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Preschool Teachers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
23.04
$23.04  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Printing Press Operators
22.54
$22.54  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
40.06
$40.06  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Production Helpers
19.58
$19.58  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
29.01
$29.01  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Project Management Specialists
47.65
$47.65  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Project Management Specialists
47.65
$47.65  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Project Management Specialists
47.65
$47.65  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
30.71
$30.71  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Psychiatrists ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
 
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