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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.

251 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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Accountants and Auditors
30.60
$30.60  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
30.71
$30.71  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Agricultural Graders and Sorters
14.03
$14.03  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
11.28
$11.28  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
11.89
$11.89  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Anesthesiologists
999.00
>$100  
four stars Not available Southeast
Architects
41.11
$41.11  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Architectural and Engineering Managers
61.06
$61.06  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Audiologists
39.34
$39.34  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
20.43
$20.43  
five stars Vocational training Southeast
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
14.10
$14.10  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Billing and Posting Clerks
19.14
$19.14  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Biological Technicians
23.43
$23.43  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
20.05
$20.05  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Brokerage Clerks
22.68
$22.68  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
18.79
$18.79  
five stars Not available Southeast
Bus and Truck Mechanics
24.53
$24.53  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Butchers and Meat Cutters
12.05
$12.05  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
20.79
$20.79  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
31.20
$31.20  
four stars Associate's degree Southeast
Carpenter Helpers
17.26
$17.26  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Carpenters
24.75
$24.75  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Cashiers
12.18
$12.18  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
23.44
$23.44  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Chemical Plant and System Operators
25.28
$25.28   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southeast
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
29.28
$29.28  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Childcare Workers
11.79
$11.79  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Civil Engineering Technicians
31.64
$31.64  
five stars Associate's degree Southeast
Civil Engineers
42.03
$42.03  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
39.40
$39.40  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
College Education Administrators
38.64
$38.64  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Community Health Workers
15.53
$15.53  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
30.78
$30.78  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Compliance Officers
30.67
$30.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Computer Hardware Engineers
52.82
$52.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Computer Network Architects
53.72
$53.72  
five stars Not available Southeast
Computer Network Support Specialists
30.26
$30.26  
five stars Not available Southeast
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
18.96
$18.96  
three stars Not available Southeast
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
18.96
$18.96  
three stars Not available Southeast
Computer Systems Analysts
38.39
$38.39  
three stars Not available Southeast
Computer User Support Specialists
25.66
$25.66  
three stars Not available Southeast
Computer and Information Systems Managers
57.48
$57.48  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Construction Laborers
22.51
$22.51  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Construction Managers
43.91
$43.91  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Construction and Building Inspectors
33.10
$33.10  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Construction and Maintenance Painters
19.49
$19.49  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
15.63
$15.63  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators
23.46
$23.46  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
23.04
$23.04  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Crane and Tower Operators
18.88
$18.88  
three stars High School or less Southeast
 
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