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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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Management Analysts
47.07
$47.07  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Market Research Analysts
37.91
$37.91  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Marketing Managers
76.65
$76.65  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.93
$32.93  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
18.17
$18.17  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Mechanical Engineers
40.97
$40.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Medical Assistants
23.96
$23.96  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Records Specialists
25.87
$25.87  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
50.29
$50.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
28.58
$28.58  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.30
$32.30  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
18.32
$18.32  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Middle School Teachers
30.98
$30.98  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.67
$23.67  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
32.23
$32.23  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.09
$20.09  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Motorboat Mechanics
23.31
$23.31  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
44.98
$44.98  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
New Accounts Clerks
21.75
$21.75  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
15.32
$15.32  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
15.55
$15.55  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Nurse Anesthetists
111.03
$111.03  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Nurse Practitioners
63.91
$63.91  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Nursing Assistants
19.44
$19.44  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
41.95
$41.95  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Occupational Therapists
40.62
$40.62  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.19
$37.19  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Operations Research Analysts
42.89
$42.89  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
22.87
$22.87  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
30.14
$30.14  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Paramedics
30.42
$30.42  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Parts Salespersons
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
26.76
$26.76  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Personal Financial Advisors
41.88
$41.88  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
23.20
$23.20  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacists
68.49
$68.49  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Phlebotomists
20.03
$20.03  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Physical Therapists
45.74
$45.74  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Physician Assistants
62.13
$62.13  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
37.72
$37.72  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.55
$39.55  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Postal Service Clerks
27.58
$27.58  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
27.63
$27.63  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Preschool Special Education Teachers
32.72
$32.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Preschool Teachers
18.11
$18.11  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Printing Press Operators
22.80
$22.80  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
39.55
$39.55   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
 
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