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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.

268 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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Counter and Rental Clerks
17.87
$17.87  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
24.79
$24.79  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Customer Service Representatives
22.26
$22.26  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
25.19
$25.19  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
22.81
$22.81  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dental Assistants
30.56
$30.56  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Dental Hygienists
41.51
$41.51  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Dentists
86.13
$86.13  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
38.36
$38.36  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
43.81
$43.81  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.28
$14.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dishwashers
14.38
$14.38  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dispatchers
26.31
$26.31  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dispensing Opticians
19.39
$19.39  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Driver/Sales Workers
14.24
$14.24  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
29.66
$29.66  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electrical Engineers
50.09
$50.09  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
47.92
$47.92  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
32.54
$32.54  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Electricians
35.79
$35.79  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
25.09
$25.09  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Electronics Engineers
47.97
$47.97  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Elementary School Teachers
30.94
$30.94  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Elementary and High School Education Administrators
53.64
$53.64  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Emergency Medical Technicians
20.17
$20.17  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
22.91
$22.91   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Environmental Scientists
40.13
$40.13  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Executive Secretaries
33.58
$33.58  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
22.98
$22.98  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Facilities Managers
46.38
$46.38  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Family Medicine Physicians
102.93
$102.93  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Farm Animal Caretakers
17.02
$17.02  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.83
$24.83  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.70
$17.70   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
five stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food Cooks
13.61
$13.61  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.73
$14.73  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.73
$14.73  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Financial Managers
65.23
$65.23  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Firefighters
19.87
$19.87  
three stars High School or less Northwest
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
24.20
$24.20  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services
23.93
$23.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
25.92
$25.92  
three stars Not available Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
25.92
$25.92  
three stars Not available Northwest
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
22.94
$22.94  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Food Batchmakers
17.11
$17.11  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Food Cooking Machine Operators
23.26
$23.26   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Food Preparation Workers
15.67
$15.67  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Food Service Managers
30.87
$30.87  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Forest and Conservation Technicians
24.66
$24.66  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
19.91
$19.91  
five stars High School or less Northwest
 
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