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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.

328 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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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
39.43
$39.43  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Surgical Technologists
30.27
$30.27  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
18.55
$18.55  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Occupational Therapy Assistants
27.94
$27.94  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.94
$30.94  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.77
$39.77  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Drafters
30.06
$30.06  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
General and Operations Managers
42.37
$42.37  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Marketing Managers
75.43
$75.43  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Sales Managers
62.69
$62.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer and Information Systems Managers
75.20
$75.20  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Managers
63.05
$63.05  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Production Managers
49.87
$49.87  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Purchasing Managers
63.02
$63.02  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
47.54
$47.54  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Human Resources Managers
62.50
$62.50  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Training and Development Managers
51.01
$51.01  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Construction Managers
48.91
$48.91  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Preschool Education Administrators
26.72
$26.72  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Architectural and Engineering Managers
76.59
$76.59  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical and Health Services Managers
48.74
$48.74  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Natural Sciences Managers
62.88
$62.88  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Social and Community Service Managers
37.93
$37.93  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Compliance Officers
38.64
$38.64  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
31.42
$31.42  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Labor Relations Specialists
42.70
$42.70  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Logisticians
39.21
$39.21  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Management Analysts
47.47
$47.47  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Fundraisers
30.63
$30.63  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
38.27
$38.27  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Training and Development Specialists
36.53
$36.53  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Market Research Analysts
38.08
$38.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Accountants and Auditors
37.86
$37.86  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Credit Analysts
38.41
$38.41  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Personal Financial Advisors
39.52
$39.52  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Examiners
40.31
$40.31  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Operations Research Analysts
39.96
$39.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Surveyors
29.94
$29.94  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Civil Engineers
47.87
$47.87  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical Engineers
49.52
$49.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electronics Engineers
48.81
$48.81  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Environmental Engineers
47.60
$47.60  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineers
48.52
$48.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineers
39.76
$39.76  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Conservation Scientists
39.12
$39.12  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chemists
39.56
$39.56  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Environmental Scientists
40.18
$40.18  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
28.97
$28.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Rehabilitation Counselors
23.40
$23.40  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Health Educators
31.04
$31.04  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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