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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.

251 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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Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
20.79
$20.79  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Power Plant Operators
44.41
$44.41  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
30.61
$30.61  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
26.82
$26.82  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Chemical Plant and System Operators
25.28
$25.28   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southeast
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
20.76
$20.76  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
20.15
$20.15  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Dental Laboratory Technicians
23.55
$23.55  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
20.02
$20.02  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Painting and Decorating Workers
20.11
$20.11  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators
23.46
$23.46  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
11.28
$11.28  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
22.07
$22.07  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
15.35
$15.35  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
14.10
$14.10  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
15.63
$15.63  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Crane and Tower Operators
18.88
$18.88  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Vehicle Cleaners
15.10
$15.10  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Freight and Stock Laborers
16.51
$16.51  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
18.22
$18.22  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
18.96
$18.96  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
20.76
$20.76  
three stars High School or less Southeast
General and Operations Managers
37.81
$37.81  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Marketing Managers
47.45
$47.45  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Computer and Information Systems Managers
57.48
$57.48  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Financial Managers
51.13
$51.13  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Industrial Production Managers
45.72
$45.72  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Purchasing Managers
48.74
$48.74  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Human Resources Managers
48.97
$48.97  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Training and Development Managers
47.87
$47.87  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Construction Managers
43.91
$43.91  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ five stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
College Education Administrators
38.64
$38.64  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Architectural and Engineering Managers
61.06
$61.06  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Medical and Health Services Managers
48.34
$48.34  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Natural Sciences Managers
52.22
$52.22  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Emergency Management Directors
36.42
$36.42  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Compliance Officers
30.67
$30.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Human Resources Specialists
27.85
$27.85  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Labor Relations Specialists
30.56
$30.56  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Management Analysts
37.44
$37.44  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
19.78
$19.78  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Fundraisers
25.52
$25.52  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
30.78
$30.78  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Market Research Analysts
25.37
$25.37  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Accountants and Auditors
30.60
$30.60  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Credit Analysts
34.38
$34.38  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Credit Counselors
19.86
$19.86  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Loan Officers
34.95
$34.95  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Operations Research Analysts
43.88
$43.88  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
 
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