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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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Region Sort descending Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Preschool Special Education Teachers ------ four 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 ------ five stars Not available Statewide
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
27.01
$27.01  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
17.34
$17.34  
five stars Not available Statewide
Instructional Coordinators
37.41
$37.41  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary ------ three stars Not available 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
Chiropractors
45.15
$45.15  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dentists
98.42
$98.42  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dietitians and Nutritionists
31.07
$31.07  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Optometrists
62.30
$62.30  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Pharmacists
67.25
$67.25  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Physician Assistants
60.52
$60.52  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Podiatrists
70.74
$70.74  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Occupational Therapists
37.89
$37.89  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Physical Therapists
42.32
$42.32  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Radiation Therapists
39.97
$39.97  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Recreational Therapists
23.34
$23.34  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Respiratory Therapists
34.97
$34.97  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
36.81
$36.81  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Exercise Physiologists
29.28
$29.28  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Veterinarians
45.63
$45.63  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Registered Nurses
39.02
$39.02  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Nurse Anesthetists
101.63
$101.63  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Nurse Midwives
60.07
$60.07  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Nurse Practitioners
59.29
$59.29  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Audiologists
44.40
$44.40  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Anesthesiologists ------ four stars Not available Statewide
Family Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
five stars Not available Statewide
General Internal Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
five stars Not available Statewide
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
999.00
>$100  
four stars Not available Statewide
Pediatricians, General
999.00
>$100  
five stars Not available Statewide
Psychiatrists
999.00
>$100  
four stars Not available Statewide
Dental Hygienists
37.41
$37.41  
four stars Not available Statewide
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
32.93
$32.93  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
40.33
$40.33  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
43.87
$43.87  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
34.44
$34.44  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
39.30
$39.30  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Dietetic Technicians
18.81
$18.81  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
19.08
$19.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
16.65
$16.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Surgical Technologists
30.05
$30.05  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
18.33
$18.33  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
24.60
$24.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
24.20
$24.20  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
 
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