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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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Need help? Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Region Sort descending Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Coaches and Scouts ------ five stars High School or less Statewide
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
18.71
$18.71  
three stars Not available Statewide
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
18.71
$18.71  
three stars Not available Statewide
Public Relations Specialists
31.31
$31.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Editors
30.49
$30.49  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Technical Writers
39.15
$39.15  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Interpreters and Translators
30.62
$30.62  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Dentists
81.29
$81.29  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dietitians and Nutritionists
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Pharmacists
65.06
$65.06  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Physician Assistants
63.68
$63.68  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Occupational Therapists
38.81
$38.81  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Physical Therapists
39.91
$39.91  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Radiation Therapists
39.40
$39.40  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Respiratory Therapists
37.36
$37.36  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
38.77
$38.77  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Veterinarians
50.41
$50.41  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Registered Nurses
39.40
$39.40  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Nurse Anesthetists
999.00
>$100  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Nurse Practitioners
63.60
$63.60  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Family Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
five stars Not available Statewide
General Internal Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
four stars Not available Statewide
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
999.00
>$100  
three stars Not available Statewide
Psychiatrists
999.00
>$100  
four stars Not available Statewide
Dental Hygienists
38.76
$38.76  
four stars Not available Statewide
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
37.19
$37.19  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
39.75
$39.75  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
35.74
$35.74  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
39.43
$39.43  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
19.87
$19.87  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
18.24
$18.24  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Surgical Technologists
30.27
$30.27  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
18.55
$18.55  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
28.97
$28.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
23.89
$23.89  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Dispensing Opticians
22.13
$22.13  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Athletic Trainers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Nursing Assistants
18.85
$18.85  
five stars Not available Statewide
Occupational Therapy Assistants
27.94
$27.94  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.94
$30.94  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Massage Therapists
24.04
$24.04  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Dental Assistants
25.52
$25.52  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Medical Assistants
24.05
$24.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Equipment Preparers
23.74
$23.74  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
16.19
$16.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinary Assistants
18.26
$18.26  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Phlebotomists
19.51
$19.51  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Police Officers
51.44
$51.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Firefighters
16.52
$16.52  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Correctional Officers and Jailers
28.17
$28.17  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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