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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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Marriage and Family Therapists
32.93
$32.93  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
33.25
$33.25  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Mechanical Engineers
40.97
$40.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Medical Assistants
23.96
$23.96  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Medical Records Specialists
25.87
$25.87  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
50.29
$50.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.30
$32.30  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Middle School Teachers
30.98
$30.98  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Millwrights
31.90
$31.90  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.67
$23.67  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
32.23
$32.23  
three stars Vocational training Southwest
Molders, Shapers, and Casters
19.05
$19.05  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.09
$20.09  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
22.16
$22.16  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
44.98
$44.98  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
New Accounts Clerks
21.75
$21.75  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
15.32
$15.32  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
15.55
$15.55  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Nurse Anesthetists
111.03
$111.03  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Nurse Practitioners
63.91
$63.91  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Nursing Assistants
19.44
$19.44  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
94.16
$94.16   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
41.95
$41.95  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Occupational Therapists
40.62
$40.62  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Occupational Therapy Assistants
28.79
$28.79  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.19
$37.19  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
30.14
$30.14  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Paramedics
30.42
$30.42  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Parts Salespersons
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Paving Equipment Operators
40.31
$40.31  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
26.76
$26.76  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Personal Financial Advisors
41.88
$41.88  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
23.20
$23.20  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Pharmacists
68.49
$68.49  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Pharmacy Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.18
$30.18  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Physical Therapists
45.74
$45.74  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Physician Assistants
62.13
$62.13  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
37.72
$37.72  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.55
$39.55  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Postal Service Clerks
27.58
$27.58  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
27.63
$27.63  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Prepress Technicians and Workers
22.38
$22.38  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Preschool Special Education Teachers
32.72
$32.72  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Preschool Teachers
18.11
$18.11  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
23.33
$23.33  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Production Helpers
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
28.35
$28.35  
four stars High School or less Southwest
 
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