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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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Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
50.10
$50.10  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
School Psychologists
40.90
$40.90  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Forest and Conservation Technicians
25.79
$25.79  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
43.96
$43.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
30.04
$30.04  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.62
$32.62  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.72
$22.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
33.22
$33.22  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Health Care Social Workers
33.91
$33.91  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.63
$32.63  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
40.06
$40.06  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
22.54
$22.54  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Community Health Workers
24.15
$24.15  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Lawyers
74.29
$74.29  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
31.00
$31.00  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Preschool Teachers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Kindergarten Teachers
32.53
$32.53  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Elementary School Teachers
31.26
$31.26  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Middle School Teachers
31.47
$31.47  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
High School Teachers
32.51
$32.51  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers
35.75
$35.75  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Preschool Special Education Teachers
35.31
$35.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
31.07
$31.07  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
32.32
$32.32  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
33.19
$33.19  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
34.44
$34.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
22.20
$22.20  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.29
$19.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Instructional Coordinators
38.24
$38.24  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Graphic Designers
29.87
$29.87  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
18.68
$18.68  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Coaches and Scouts
23.57
$23.57  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Public Relations Specialists
33.30
$33.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Interpreters and Translators
31.47
$31.47  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chiropractors
35.21
$35.21  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Dentists
99.34
$99.34  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Pharmacists
74.38
$74.38  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Physician Assistants
65.03
$65.03  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Occupational Therapists
42.03
$42.03  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Physical Therapists
47.83
$47.83  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Respiratory Therapists
40.75
$40.75  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Speech-Language Pathologists
41.50
$41.50  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Veterinarians
52.43
$52.43  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Registered Nurses
48.19
$48.19  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Nurse Anesthetists
109.86
$109.86  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Nurse Practitioners
64.88
$64.88  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Family Medicine Physicians
115.28
$115.28  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Dental Hygienists
46.13
$46.13  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
 
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