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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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General and Operations Managers
46.78
$46.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.87
$30.87  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
20.41
$20.41  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
17.23
$17.23  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
18.47
$18.47  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Health Care Social Workers
33.91
$33.91  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars
40.23
$40.23  
three stars Not available Southwest
Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars
40.23
$40.23  
three stars Not available Southwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
32.94
$32.94  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Southwest
High School Teachers
32.51
$32.51  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
28.25
$28.25  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
17.23
$17.23  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Human Resources Assistants
25.04
$25.04  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Human Resources Managers
70.82
$70.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Human Resources Specialists
36.69
$36.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.97
$31.97  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Industrial Engineers
49.35
$49.35  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
32.57
$32.57  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Industrial Production Managers
53.78
$53.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.78
$23.78  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
24.40
$24.40  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.12
$19.12  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
19.28
$19.28  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Instructional Coordinators
38.24
$38.24  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
24.68
$24.68  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Insurance Sales Agents
38.23
$38.23  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Interviewers
22.39
$22.39  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Janitors and Cleaners
18.60
$18.60  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Kindergarten Teachers
32.53
$32.53  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
31.07
$31.07  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
21.63
$21.63  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
17.14
$17.14  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Lawyers
74.29
$74.29  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
29.16
$29.16  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
15.03
$15.03  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.39
$23.39  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
24.05
$24.05  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Loan Officers
40.54
$40.54  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
22.97
$22.97  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
30.25
$30.25  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Machinists
29.59
$29.59  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Maids and Housekeepers
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
25.73
$25.73  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Management Analysts
45.46
$45.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers ------ three stars High School or less Southwest
Market Research Analysts
38.89
$38.89  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Marketing Managers
80.86
$80.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
 
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