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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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Middle School Teachers
30.98
$30.98  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
High School Teachers
31.34
$31.34  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers
31.67
$31.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Preschool Special Education Teachers
32.72
$32.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
30.44
$30.44  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
31.86
$31.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
19.34
$19.34  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Instructional Coordinators
37.77
$37.77  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Graphic Designers
30.17
$30.17  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
18.32
$18.32  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Coaches and Scouts
19.41
$19.41  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Public Relations Specialists
32.31
$32.31  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Interpreters and Translators
30.59
$30.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chiropractors
37.56
$37.56  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Dentists
86.13
$86.13  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Pharmacists
68.49
$68.49  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Physician Assistants
62.13
$62.13  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Occupational Therapists
40.62
$40.62  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Physical Therapists
45.74
$45.74  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Respiratory Therapists
39.64
$39.64  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Speech-Language Pathologists
40.51
$40.51  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Veterinarians
51.11
$51.11  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Registered Nurses
41.97
$41.97  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Administrative Services Managers
58.69
$58.69  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Facilities Managers
46.38
$46.38  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer Systems Analysts
52.73
$52.73  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
44.98
$44.98  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
35.18
$35.18  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
50.18
$50.18  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
School Psychologists
40.55
$40.55  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Forest and Conservation Technicians
24.66
$24.66  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
30.09
$30.09  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
31.09
$31.09  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.08
$19.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
33.08
$33.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
33.08
$33.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Family Medicine Physicians
102.93
$102.93  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Dental Hygienists
41.51
$41.51  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Emergency Medical Technicians
20.17
$20.17  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Paramedics
30.42
$30.42  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Medical Records Specialists
25.87
$25.87  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
41.95
$41.95  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Nursing Assistants
19.44
$19.44  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.73
$14.73  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.73
$14.73  
four stars High School or less Northwest
 
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