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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.

244 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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Motorcycle Mechanics
14.74
$14.74  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
17.58
$17.58  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Natural Sciences Managers
49.43
$49.43  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
New Accounts Clerks
20.70
$20.70  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
13.55
$13.55  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Nurse Anesthetists
99.82
$99.82  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Nurse Practitioners
56.36
$56.36  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Nursing Assistants
15.96
$15.96  
five stars Not available Northwest
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
999.00
>$100  
four stars Not available Northwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
34.35
$34.35  
five stars Not available Northwest
Occupational Therapists
35.96
$35.96  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Office Machine Operators
17.58
$17.58  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
24.28
$24.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Operations Research Analysts
33.82
$33.82  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
24.47
$24.47   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Order Clerks
16.45
$16.45  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
18.95
$18.95  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
17.13
$17.13  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Paper Goods Machine Operators
18.68
$18.68   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Parts Salespersons
14.64
$14.64  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Pediatricians, General
999.00
>$100  
five stars Not available Northwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
17.73
$17.73  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Petroleum Pump System and Refinery Operators
29.12
$29.12  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacists
63.74
$63.74  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Pharmacy Aides
14.59
$14.59  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
16.83
$16.83  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Phlebotomists
14.44
$14.44  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Physical Therapist Assistants
26.70
$26.70  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Physical Therapists
41.28
$41.28  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Physician Assistants
58.39
$58.39  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
28.99
$28.99  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
22.45
$22.45  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Postal Service Clerks
22.47
$22.47  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
22.64
$22.64  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Preschool Special Education Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Procurement Clerks
18.46
$18.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
22.64
$22.64  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
14.16
$14.16  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Psychiatrists
999.00
>$100   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
five stars Not available Northwest
Radiologic Technologists
29.37
$29.37  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Recordkeeping Weighers and Checkers
19.18
$19.18  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Recreational Therapists
27.98
$27.98   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Registered Nurses
34.07
$34.07  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
16.56
$16.56  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Residential Advisors
19.84
$19.84  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Respiratory Therapists
30.31
$30.31  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Retail Salespersons
13.05
$13.05  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Riggers
20.72
$20.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Rolling Machine Operators
19.07
$19.07  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
26.66
$26.66  
three stars Not available Northwest
 
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