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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 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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First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
25.92
$25.92  
three stars Not available Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
25.92
$25.92  
three stars Not available Northwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
31.75
$31.75  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Family Medicine Physicians
102.93
$102.93  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
College Education Administrators
47.96
$47.96  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.93
$32.93  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Health Care Social Workers
31.23
$31.23  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.30
$32.30  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Lawyers
68.58
$68.58  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Chiropractors
37.56
$37.56  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Dentists
86.13
$86.13  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Pharmacists
68.49
$68.49  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Physician Assistants
62.13
$62.13  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Occupational Therapists
40.62
$40.62  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Physical Therapists
45.74
$45.74  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Speech-Language Pathologists
40.51
$40.51  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Veterinarians
51.11
$51.11  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Nurse Anesthetists
111.03
$111.03  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Nurse Practitioners
63.91
$63.91  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
50.18
$50.18  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
School Psychologists
40.55
$40.55  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
33.08
$33.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
33.08
$33.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Elementary and High School Education Administrators
53.64
$53.64  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Environmental Scientists
40.13
$40.13  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
39.55
$39.55   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Kindergarten Teachers
30.85
$30.85  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Elementary School Teachers
30.94
$30.94  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Middle School Teachers
30.98
$30.98  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
High School Teachers
31.34
$31.34  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers
31.67
$31.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Preschool Special Education Teachers
32.72
$32.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
30.44
$30.44  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
31.86
$31.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Graphic Designers
30.17
$30.17  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Public Relations Specialists
32.31
$32.31  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Athletic Trainers
28.94
$28.94  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
29.66
$29.66  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.67
$22.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Instructional Coordinators
37.77
$37.77  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
52.15
$52.15  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
38.36
$38.36  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services
23.93
$23.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer Systems Analysts
52.73
$52.73  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
44.98
$44.98  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
 
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