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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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Financial Managers
65.23
$65.23  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Industrial Production Managers
50.97
$50.97  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Human Resources Managers
65.16
$65.16  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Construction Managers
48.41
$48.41  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Architectural and Engineering Managers
78.92
$78.92  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
50.29
$50.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Social and Community Service Managers
36.97
$36.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Compliance Officers
38.19
$38.19  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Human Resources Specialists
34.48
$34.48  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Management Analysts
47.07
$47.07  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Training and Development Specialists
36.67
$36.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Market Research Analysts
37.91
$37.91  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Accountants and Auditors
37.36
$37.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Credit Analysts
38.88
$38.88  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Financial Analysts
44.82
$44.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Personal Financial Advisors
41.88
$41.88  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Civil Engineers
45.51
$45.51  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Electrical Engineers
50.09
$50.09  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Industrial Engineers
48.00
$48.00  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Mechanical Engineers
40.97
$40.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Food Scientists
40.49
$40.49  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Biological Technicians
23.82
$23.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Kindergarten Teachers
30.85
$30.85  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Elementary School Teachers
30.94
$30.94  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Respiratory Therapists
39.64
$39.64  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Computer User Support Specialists
30.42
$30.42  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
35.18
$35.18  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Paramedics
30.42
$30.42  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Medical Records Specialists
25.87
$25.87  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
24.20
$24.20  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Facilities Managers
46.38
$46.38  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Emergency Medical Technicians
20.17
$20.17  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Agricultural Technicians
19.03
$19.03  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Administrative Services Managers
58.69
$58.69  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Surgical Technologists
32.43
$32.43  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Architectural and Civil Drafters
30.90
$30.90  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
34.54
$34.54  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
32.54
$32.54  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.22
$31.22  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
33.25
$33.25  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
30.14
$30.14  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
24.79
$24.79  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Radiologic Technologists
37.72
$37.72  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
19.96
$19.96  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Occupational Therapy Assistants
28.79
$28.79  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.18
$30.18  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Registered Nurses
41.97
$41.97  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.55
$39.55  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Dental Hygienists
41.51
$41.51  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
33.39
$33.39  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
 
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