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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.

283 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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Customer Service Representatives
18.59
$18.59  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
23.56
$23.56  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
18.80
$18.80  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Demonstrators and Product Promoters
14.40
$14.40  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Dental Assistants
24.39
$24.39  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Dental Hygienists
38.09
$38.09  
three stars Not available Northwest
Dental Laboratory Technicians
23.46
$23.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dentists
63.80
$63.80  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
38.60
$38.60  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Dietetic Technicians
16.93
$16.93  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dietitians and Nutritionists
29.55
$29.55  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
13.89
$13.89  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dishwashers
12.24
$12.24  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Dispensing Opticians
18.31
$18.31  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
15.02
$15.02  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Driver/Sales Workers
14.19
$14.19  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Editors
29.48
$29.48  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
23.90
$23.90  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electrical Engineers
47.43
$47.43  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
47.30
$47.30  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
29.97
$29.97  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Electricians
29.95
$29.95  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
38.18
$38.18  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Electronics Engineers
44.59
$44.59  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Elementary School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Environmental Engineers
44.29
$44.29  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
23.19
$23.19  
four stars Not available Northwest
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
28.91
$28.91  
three stars Not available Northwest
Executive Secretaries
30.05
$30.05  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
19.16
$19.16  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
23.42
$23.42  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Family Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
four stars Not available Northwest
Farm Animal Caretakers
14.56
$14.56  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.01
$24.01  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.39
$17.39  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food Cooks
13.70
$13.70  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
12.01
$12.01  
five stars Not available Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
12.01
$12.01  
five stars Not available Northwest
Financial Managers
49.27
$49.27  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
24.19
$24.19  
three stars Not available Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
24.19
$24.19  
three stars Not available Northwest
Food Baking and Drying Machine Operators
18.88
$18.88  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Food Batchmakers
18.73
$18.73  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Food Cooking Machine Operators
21.42
$21.42  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Food Preparation Workers
14.53
$14.53  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Food Service Managers
26.93
$26.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Foresters
30.56
$30.56  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
18.36
$18.36  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Fundraisers
29.01
$29.01  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
 
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