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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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Accountants and Auditors
38.52
$38.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Administrative Services Managers
63.23
$63.23  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
34.44
$34.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Advertising Sales Agents
30.23
$30.23  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Agricultural Equipment Operators
24.16
$24.16  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Agricultural Technicians
20.54
$20.54  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
15.98
$15.98  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Animal Breeders
21.05
$21.05  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Architectural and Civil Drafters
32.00
$32.00  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Architectural and Engineering Managers
82.67
$82.67  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Automotive Body Repairers
25.01
$25.01  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.67
$24.67  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Bakers
18.67
$18.67  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Bartenders
13.05
$13.05  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bill and Account Collectors
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
24.97
$24.97  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Biological Technicians
27.00
$27.00  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
24.62
$24.62  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bus Drivers, School
24.25
$24.25  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.95
$23.95  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
30.90
$30.90  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Butchers and Meat Cutters
22.62
$22.62  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
23.65
$23.65  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Carpenters
30.91
$30.91  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Cashiers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.94
$31.94  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
28.47
$28.47  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chemical Equipment Operators
23.81
$23.81  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chemical Plant and System Operators
32.26
$32.26   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chemical Technicians
27.35
$27.35  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
33.22
$33.22  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Childcare Workers
15.65
$15.65  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
35.12
$35.12  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Civil Engineers
49.24
$49.24  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
37.38
$37.38  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
50.10
$50.10  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Coaches and Scouts
23.57
$23.57  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
five stars High School or less Southwest
College Education Administrators
50.65
$50.65  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Compliance Officers
39.30
$39.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
36.19
$36.19  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Computer Systems Analysts
52.96
$52.96  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Computer User Support Specialists
31.04
$31.04  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
83.27
$83.27  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Construction Laborers
27.45
$27.45  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Construction Managers
51.40
$51.40  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
29.05
$29.05  
five stars High School or less Southwest
 
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