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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.

324 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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Need help? Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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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
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
38.10
$38.10  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Preschool Teachers
18.24
$18.24  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Kindergarten Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Elementary School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Middle School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
High School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Preschool Special Education Teachers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
30.71
$30.71  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Instructional Coordinators
37.82
$37.82  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Graphic Designers
29.94
$29.94  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Public Relations Specialists
31.31
$31.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Dentists
81.29
$81.29  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Lawyers
62.04
$62.04  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Physician Assistants
63.68
$63.68  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Occupational Therapists
38.81
$38.81  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Physical Therapists
39.91
$39.91  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
38.77
$38.77  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Veterinarians
50.41
$50.41  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Nurse Anesthetists
999.00
>$100  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Nurse Practitioners
63.60
$63.60  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists ------ four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
College Education Administrators
46.87
$46.87  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Medical Scientists
38.39
$38.39  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.45
$32.45  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
30.14
$30.14  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Health Care Social Workers
30.84
$30.84  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
29.88
$29.88  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Pharmacists
65.06
$65.06  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Computer Systems Analysts
49.85
$49.85  
five stars Not available Statewide
Stockers and Order Fillers
15.57
$15.57  
five stars Not available Statewide
Computer Network Support Specialists
31.11
$31.11  
four stars Not available Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
28.66
$28.66  
five stars Not available Statewide
Computer Network Architects
53.88
$53.88  
three stars Not available Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
43.01
$43.01  
five stars Not available Statewide
Computer Programmers
43.28
$43.28  
three stars Not available Statewide
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
23.39
$23.39  
three stars Not available Statewide
Forest and Conservation Technicians
24.42
$24.42  
three stars Not available Statewide
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
39.57
$39.57  
four stars Not available Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Middle School ------ four stars Not available Statewide
 
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