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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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Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
22.73
$22.73  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.19
$21.19  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
32.26
$32.26  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
31.10
$31.10  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chemical Plant and System Operators
30.90
$30.90   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chemical Equipment Operators
22.72
$22.72  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
24.23
$24.23  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.67
$23.67  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
25.19
$25.19  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.88
$23.88  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Dental Laboratory Technicians
23.86
$23.86  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Molders, Shapers, and Casters
19.05
$19.05  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Production Helpers
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Driver/Sales Workers
14.24
$14.24  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
28.11
$28.11  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
22.39
$22.39  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Vehicle Cleaners
17.72
$17.72  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
19.91
$19.91  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
22.76
$22.76  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
16.75
$16.75  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.75
$23.75  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Southwest
General and Operations Managers
43.50
$43.50  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Marketing Managers
76.65
$76.65  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Sales Managers
64.80
$64.80  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
77.61
$77.61  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Financial Managers
65.23
$65.23  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Industrial Production Managers
50.97
$50.97  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
50.73
$50.73  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Human Resources Managers
65.16
$65.16  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Construction Managers
48.41
$48.41  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Elementary and High School Education Administrators
53.64
$53.64  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
College Education Administrators
47.96
$47.96  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Architectural and Engineering Managers
78.92
$78.92  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Food Service Managers
30.87
$30.87  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
50.29
$50.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
29.81
$29.81  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Social and Community Service Managers
36.97
$36.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
32.97
$32.97  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Compliance Officers
38.19
$38.19  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Cost Estimators
35.98
$35.98  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Human Resources Specialists
34.48
$34.48  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Management Analysts
47.07
$47.07  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Training and Development Specialists
36.67
$36.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Market Research Analysts
37.91
$37.91  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Accountants and Auditors
37.36
$37.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Credit Analysts
38.88
$38.88  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Financial Analysts
44.82
$44.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Personal Financial Advisors
41.88
$41.88  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
 
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