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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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Public Relations Specialists
32.31
$32.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Purchasing Managers
61.59
$61.59  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
37.72
$37.72  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Real Estate Agents
18.63
$18.63  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Receptionists and Information Clerks
17.21
$17.21  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Recreation Workers
18.28
$18.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Registered Nurses
41.97
$41.97  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.67
$22.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Residential Advisors
21.29
$21.29  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Respiratory Therapists
39.64
$39.64  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
18.19
$18.19  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
14.76
$14.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Retail Salespersons
15.63
$15.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Roofers
28.89
$28.89  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Sales Managers
64.80
$64.80  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.22
$35.22  
five stars High School or less Statewide
School Psychologists
40.55
$40.55  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.21
$23.21  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
36.33
$36.33  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Security Guards
18.52
$18.52  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
19.34
$19.34  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
24.23
$24.23  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Sewing Machine Operators
17.90
$17.90  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Sheet Metal Workers
30.14
$30.14  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
21.07
$21.07  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
17.59
$17.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
17.59
$17.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
18.61
$18.61  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Social and Community Service Managers
36.97
$36.97  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
20.29
$20.29  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
49.70
$49.70  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
49.70
$49.70  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
49.70
$49.70  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
30.09
$30.09  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
31.09
$31.09  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
40.51
$40.51  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
32.26
$32.26  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Stockers and Order Fillers
17.46
$17.46  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
23.32
$23.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.08
$19.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
32.32
$32.32  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
42.89
$42.89  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.30
$19.30  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
22.78
$22.78  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
29.97
$29.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
37.79
$37.79  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
42.57
$42.57  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Police Officers
52.15
$52.15  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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