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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.

298 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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Loan Officers
35.97
$35.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Actuaries
50.62
$50.62  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Operations Research Analysts
41.34
$41.34  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Landscape Architects
38.43
$38.43  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Surveyors
32.62
$32.62  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Biomedical Engineers
51.71
$51.71  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chemical Engineers
52.93
$52.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Civil Engineers
44.79
$44.79  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Hardware Engineers
53.52
$53.52  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical Engineers
49.26
$49.26  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electronics Engineers
49.20
$49.20  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Environmental Engineers
42.07
$42.07  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Health and Safety Engineers
44.91
$44.91  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineers
44.76
$44.76  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineers
40.67
$40.67  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Food Scientists
36.33
$36.33  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Soil and Plant Scientists
30.16
$30.16  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Microbiologists
33.75
$33.75  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Conservation Scientists
31.40
$31.40  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chemists
40.54
$40.54  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Environmental Scientists
37.98
$37.98  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Biological Technicians
20.73
$20.73  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
27.09
$27.09  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Health Educators
28.74
$28.74  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
34.37
$34.37  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Kindergarten Teachers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Elementary School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Middle School Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Middle School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ four 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 ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
27.01
$27.01  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Coaches and Scouts ------ three stars High School or less Statewide
Public Relations Specialists
30.95
$30.95  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Interpreters and Translators
26.34
$26.34  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Dietitians and Nutritionists
31.07
$31.07  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Recreational Therapists
23.34
$23.34  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Exercise Physiologists
29.28
$29.28  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Registered Nurses
39.02
$39.02  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Athletic Trainers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
41.06
$41.06  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
37.79
$37.79  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
College Education Administrators
45.33
$45.33  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Statisticians
40.83
$40.83  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Biochemists and Biophysicists
46.24
$46.24  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Epidemiologists
36.71
$36.71  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Medical Scientists
42.61
$42.61  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
 
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