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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.

268 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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Farm Equipment Mechanics
30.03
$30.03  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
35.16
$35.16  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
23.76
$23.76  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
32.57
$32.57  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Machinists
29.59
$29.59  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
29.16
$29.16  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Dental Assistants
31.16
$31.16  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
17.23
$17.23  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
40.83
$40.83  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.67
$24.67  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
32.94
$32.94  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Dental Hygienists
46.13
$46.13  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
35.12
$35.12  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
35.29
$35.29  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
28.06
$28.06  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.97
$31.97  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
31.00
$31.00  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Respiratory Therapists
40.75
$40.75  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
49.51
$49.51  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Radiologic Technologists
38.72
$38.72  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
22.97
$22.97  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Registered Nurses
48.19
$48.19  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
41.67
$41.67  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Surgical Technologists
36.06
$36.06  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Administrative Services Managers
63.23
$63.23  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Emergency Medical Technicians
22.66
$22.66  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Facilities Managers
49.37
$49.37  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
25.81
$25.81  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Medical Records Specialists
30.00
$30.00  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Paramedics
32.27
$32.27  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
36.19
$36.19  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Computer User Support Specialists
31.04
$31.04  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Forest and Conservation Technicians
25.79
$25.79  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Preschool Teachers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
General and Operations Managers
46.78
$46.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Marketing Managers
80.86
$80.86  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Sales Managers
66.13
$66.13  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
83.27
$83.27  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Financial Managers
74.36
$74.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Industrial Production Managers
53.78
$53.78  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Purchasing Managers
68.84
$68.84  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Human Resources Managers
70.82
$70.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Construction Managers
51.40
$51.40  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
55.87
$55.87  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Social and Community Service Managers
39.36
$39.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Compliance Officers
39.30
$39.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Human Resources Specialists
36.69
$36.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Management Analysts
45.46
$45.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
 
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