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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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Production Helpers
14.85
$14.85  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
24.53
$24.53  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
29.91
$29.91  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
18.24
$18.24  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Psychiatrists
999.00
>$100  
four stars Not available Statewide
Public Relations Specialists
31.31
$31.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Purchasing Managers
63.02
$63.02  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Radiation Therapists
39.40
$39.40  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
35.74
$35.74  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Real Estate Agents
18.63
$18.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Receptionists and Information Clerks
17.56
$17.56  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Recreation Workers
15.96
$15.96  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Registered Nurses
39.40
$39.40  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Rehabilitation Counselors
23.40
$23.40  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Residential Advisors
19.78
$19.78  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Respiratory Therapists
37.36
$37.36  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
17.80
$17.80  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
13.26
$13.26  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Retail Salespersons
14.69
$14.69  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Roofers
25.76
$25.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Sales Engineers
49.85
$49.85  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Sales Managers
62.69
$62.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
31.84
$31.84  
five stars Not available Statewide
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.13
$23.13  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
39.00
$39.00  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Security Guards
19.02
$19.02  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
18.98
$18.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
23.32
$23.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Sewing Machine Operators
15.75
$15.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Sheet Metal Workers
30.94
$30.94  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
19.08
$19.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Short Order Cooks
16.09
$16.09  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
14.98
$14.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Social and Community Service Managers
37.93
$37.93  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
19.81
$19.81  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Middle School ------ four stars Not available Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ------ four stars Not available Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
38.77
$38.77  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
30.76
$30.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Stockers and Order Fillers
15.57
$15.57  
five stars Not available Statewide
Structural Iron and Steel Workers
40.31
$40.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
24.40
$24.40  
five stars Not available Statewide
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
18.21
$18.21  
five stars Not available Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
31.16
$31.16  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
39.42
$39.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.80
$19.80  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
23.69
$23.69  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
28.73
$28.73  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
38.19
$38.19  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
39.68
$39.68  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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