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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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Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
18.72
$18.72  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.78
$23.78  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Vehicle Cleaners
18.34
$18.34  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
22.28
$22.28  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
22.97
$22.97  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
18.47
$18.47  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
29.80
$29.80  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Machinists
29.59
$29.59  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
32.57
$32.57  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
32.94
$32.94  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
35.16
$35.16  
three stars Vocational training Southwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
30.03
$30.03  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Dental Assistants
31.16
$31.16  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Electricians
38.50
$38.50  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
17.23
$17.23  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Dental Hygienists
46.13
$46.13  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
29.16
$29.16  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.67
$24.67  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
25.81
$25.81  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Administrative Services Managers
63.23
$63.23  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Facilities Managers
49.37
$49.37  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
36.19
$36.19  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Computer User Support Specialists
31.04
$31.04  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Architectural and Civil Drafters
32.00
$32.00  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
35.12
$35.12  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
35.29
$35.29  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.97
$31.97  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
35.07
$35.07  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Agricultural Technicians
20.54
$20.54  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
25.78
$25.78  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
41.67
$41.67  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.22
$30.22  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Occupational Therapy Assistants
30.29
$30.29  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Medical Records Specialists
30.00
$30.00  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
22.97
$22.97  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Surgical Technologists
36.06
$36.06  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Paramedics
32.27
$32.27  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Emergency Medical Technicians
22.66
$22.66  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Radiologic Technologists
38.72
$38.72  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
31.00
$31.00  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Respiratory Therapists
40.75
$40.75  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Registered Nurses
48.19
$48.19  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
32.32
$32.32  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
33.19
$33.19  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
34.44
$34.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.29
$19.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Instructional Coordinators
38.24
$38.24  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Public Relations Specialists
33.30
$33.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
56.28
$56.28  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
 
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