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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.

328 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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Region Sort descending Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Environmental Engineers
47.60
$47.60  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineers
48.52
$48.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineers
39.76
$39.76  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Architectural and Civil Drafters
30.21
$30.21  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Drafters
30.06
$30.06  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Civil Engineering Technicians
33.62
$33.62  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
30.89
$30.89  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
30.24
$30.24  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
30.83
$30.83  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Conservation Scientists
39.12
$39.12  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical Scientists
38.39
$38.39  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Chemists
39.56
$39.56  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Environmental Scientists
40.18
$40.18  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chemical Technicians
24.06
$24.06  
three stars High School or less 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
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
24.40
$24.40  
five stars Not available Statewide
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
28.97
$28.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.45
$32.45  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Mental Health Counselors
24.40
$24.40  
five stars Not available Statewide
Rehabilitation Counselors
23.40
$23.40  
four stars Bachelor's degree 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
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
Social and Human Service Assistants
19.81
$19.81  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Community Health Workers
23.39
$23.39  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Lawyers
62.04
$62.04  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
29.88
$29.88  
four stars Associate'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
Special Education Teachers, Middle School ------ four stars Not available Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ------ four stars Not available Statewide
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
30.71
$30.71  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
18.98
$18.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
18.21
$18.21  
five stars Not available Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Not available Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Not available Statewide
Library Technicians
23.06
$23.06  
three stars High School or less 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
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
17.96
$17.96  
three stars High School or less Statewide
 
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