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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.

326 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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Special Education Teachers, Middle School
30.09
$30.09  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
31.09
$31.09  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
31.86
$31.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
19.34
$19.34  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.08
$19.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
33.08
$33.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
33.08
$33.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Library Technicians
23.27
$23.27  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Instructional Coordinators
37.77
$37.77  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Graphic Designers
30.17
$30.17  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
18.32
$18.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Coaches and Scouts
19.41
$19.41  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Public Relations Specialists
32.31
$32.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Interpreters and Translators
30.59
$30.59  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Chiropractors
37.56
$37.56  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dentists
86.13
$86.13  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dietitians and Nutritionists
33.21
$33.21  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Optometrists
74.94
$74.94  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Pharmacists
68.49
$68.49  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Physician Assistants
62.13
$62.13  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Occupational Therapists
40.62
$40.62  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Physical Therapists
45.74
$45.74  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Respiratory Therapists
39.64
$39.64  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
40.51
$40.51  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Veterinarians
51.11
$51.11  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Registered Nurses
41.97
$41.97  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Nurse Anesthetists
111.03
$111.03  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Nurse Practitioners
63.91
$63.91  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Anesthesiologists ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dermatologists ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Family Medicine Physicians
102.93
$102.93  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
General Internal Medicine Physicians ------ four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Psychiatrists ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dental Hygienists
41.51
$41.51  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
33.51
$33.51  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
43.81
$43.81  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
37.72
$37.72  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
41.32
$41.32  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Emergency Medical Technicians
20.17
$20.17  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Paramedics
30.42
$30.42  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
18.75
$18.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Surgical Technologists
32.43
$32.43  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
19.96
$19.96  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
28.82
$28.82  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
27.09
$27.09  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Medical Records Specialists
25.87
$25.87  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Dispensing Opticians
19.39
$19.39  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Athletic Trainers
28.94
$28.94  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Surgical Assistants
41.08
$41.08  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
 
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