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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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Cost Estimators
39.03
$39.03  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Counter and Rental Clerks
18.73
$18.73  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Credit Analysts
37.42
$37.42  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Customer Service Representatives
23.27
$23.27  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
26.61
$26.61  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
23.59
$23.59  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Dental Assistants
31.16
$31.16  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Dental Hygienists
46.13
$46.13  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Dental Laboratory Technicians
24.72
$24.72   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.19
$14.19  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dishwashers
14.84
$14.84  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dispatchers
26.63
$26.63  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dispensing Opticians
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Driver/Sales Workers
14.20
$14.20  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
30.04
$30.04  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Electrical Engineers
51.18
$51.18  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
49.23
$49.23  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
35.29
$35.29  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Electricians
38.50
$38.50  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Elementary School Teachers
31.26
$31.26  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Elementary and High School Education Administrators
60.13
$60.13  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Emergency Medical Technicians
22.66
$22.66  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
23.91
$23.91   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
25.78
$25.78  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Executive Secretaries
36.14
$36.14  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
25.25
$25.25  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Facilities Managers
49.37
$49.37  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Family Medicine Physicians
115.28
$115.28  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Farm Animal Caretakers
17.57
$17.57  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
30.03
$30.03  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.63
$17.63  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fast Food Cooks
15.60
$15.60  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Financial Analysts
48.94
$48.94  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Financial Managers
74.36
$74.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Firefighters
19.20
$19.20  
four stars High School or less Southwest
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
25.81
$25.81  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
23.59
$23.59  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Food Baking and Drying Machine Operators
25.63
$25.63  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Food Batchmakers
18.15
$18.15  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Food Cooking Machine Operators
24.28
$24.28  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Food Preparation Workers
16.76
$16.76  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Food Scientists
45.30
$45.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Food Service Managers
35.67
$35.67  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Foundry Mold and Coremakers
23.73
$23.73   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
22.28
$22.28  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
29.80
$29.80  
three stars High School or less Southwest
General Internal Medicine Physicians ------ four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
General Office Clerks
22.85
$22.85  
five stars High School or less Southwest
 
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