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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.

287 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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Accountants and Auditors
30.14
$30.14  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Agricultural Equipment Operators
17.16
$17.16  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
12.10
$12.10  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Anesthesiologists ------ three stars Not available Northwest
Architectural and Civil Drafters
24.14
$24.14  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Architectural and Engineering Managers
60.40
$60.40  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Athletic Trainers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
21.57
$21.57  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Bailiffs
21.72
$21.72  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Bakers
12.66
$12.66  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bartenders
12.21
$12.21  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
19.17
$19.17  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
18.75
$18.75  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
17.53
$17.53  
four stars Not available Northwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
21.23
$21.23  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Butchers and Meat Cutters
17.00
$17.00  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
20.85
$20.85  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Carpenters
20.69
$20.69  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cashiers
12.64
$12.64  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
25.28
$25.28  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
19.13
$19.13  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Chemical Equipment Operators
21.76
$21.76   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chemical Plant and System Operators
25.83
$25.83   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chemists
34.59
$34.59  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
25.89
$25.89  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Childcare Workers
12.39
$12.39  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Civil Engineers
41.82
$41.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Clerical Library Assistants
12.87
$12.87  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
38.95
$38.95  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Coaches and Scouts ------ four stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
21.18
$21.18  
five stars Not available Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
21.18
$21.18  
five stars Not available Northwest
Community Health Workers
17.59
$17.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
24.09
$24.09  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Compliance Officers
37.64
$37.64  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
18.96
$18.96  
five stars Not available Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
18.96
$18.96  
five stars Not available Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
31.06
$31.06  
five stars Not available Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
31.06
$31.06  
five stars Not available Northwest
Computer Systems Analysts
35.71
$35.71  
four stars Not available Northwest
Computer User Support Specialists
23.92
$23.92  
five stars Not available Northwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
54.47
$54.47  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Construction Laborers
17.46
$17.46  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Managers
40.50
$40.50  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Construction and Building Inspectors
26.82
$26.82  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Construction and Maintenance Painters
20.30
$20.30  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
18.95
$18.95  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
23.07
$23.07  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cost Estimators
24.39
$24.39  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Couriers and Messengers
15.91
$15.91  
three stars High School or less Northwest
 
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