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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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Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
18.74
$18.74  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
21.25
$21.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Natural Sciences Managers
62.88
$62.88  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
43.01
$43.01  
five stars Not available Statewide
New Accounts Clerks
18.84
$18.84  
four stars High School or less Statewide
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
18.71
$18.71  
three stars Not available Statewide
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
18.71
$18.71  
three stars Not available Statewide
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
14.98
$14.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
15.08
$15.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nurse Anesthetists
999.00
>$100  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Nurse Practitioners
63.60
$63.60  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Nursing Assistants
18.85
$18.85  
five stars Not available Statewide
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
999.00
>$100  
three stars Not available Statewide
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
39.57
$39.57  
four stars Not available Statewide
Occupational Therapists
38.81
$38.81  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Occupational Therapy Assistants
27.94
$27.94  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
31.46
$31.46  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Operations Research Analysts
39.96
$39.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
28.97
$28.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Order Clerks
18.98
$18.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
19.53
$19.53  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.78
$18.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Paper Goods Machine Operators
23.63
$23.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
29.88
$29.88  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Parts Salespersons
18.93
$18.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Paving Equipment Operators
30.35
$30.35  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
24.55
$24.55  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Personal Financial Advisors
39.52
$39.52  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
20.63
$20.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacists
65.06
$65.06  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
16.19
$16.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
19.87
$19.87  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Phlebotomists
19.51
$19.51  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.94
$30.94  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Physical Therapists
39.91
$39.91  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Physician Assistants
63.68
$63.68  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
39.02
$39.02  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.77
$39.77  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
29.96
$29.96  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Postal Service Clerks
25.65
$25.65  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Postal Service Mail Carriers
26.24
$26.24  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Postal Service Mail Sorters
23.66
$23.66  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Power Plant Operators
47.41
$47.41  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Prepress Technicians and Workers
23.68
$23.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Preschool Education Administrators
26.72
$26.72  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Preschool Special Education Teachers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Preschool Teachers
18.24
$18.24  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
19.31
$19.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Printing Press Operators
19.39
$19.39  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
38.10
$38.10  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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