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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 Sort ascending 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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Industrial Engineers
48.00
$48.00  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electronics Engineers
47.97
$47.97  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
College Education Administrators
47.96
$47.96  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
47.92
$47.92  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Management Analysts
47.07
$47.07  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Facilities Managers
46.38
$46.38  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Physical Therapists
45.74
$45.74  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Civil Engineers
45.51
$45.51  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
44.98
$44.98  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Analysts
44.82
$44.82  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
43.81
$43.81  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
General and Operations Managers
43.50
$43.50  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
42.89
$42.89  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Operations Research Analysts
42.89
$42.89  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
42.57
$42.57  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Chemists
42.54
$42.54  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Examiners
42.06
$42.06  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Registered Nurses
41.97
$41.97  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
41.95
$41.95  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Personal Financial Advisors
41.88
$41.88  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Dental Hygienists
41.51
$41.51  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
41.32
$41.32  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Architects
41.18
$41.18  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Surgical Assistants
41.08
$41.08  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineers
40.97
$40.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Labor Relations Specialists
40.94
$40.94  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
40.66
$40.66  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Occupational Therapists
40.62
$40.62  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
School Psychologists
40.55
$40.55  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
40.51
$40.51  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Paving Equipment Operators
40.31
$40.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Environmental Scientists
40.13
$40.13  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Web Developers
39.96
$39.96  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Web and Digital Interface Designers
39.74
$39.74  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Web and Digital Interface Designers
39.74
$39.74  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Respiratory Therapists
39.64
$39.64  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
39.55
$39.55  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.55
$39.55  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Construction and Building Inspectors
39.04
$39.04  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Credit Analysts
38.88
$38.88  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Loan Officers
38.66
$38.66  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
38.36
$38.36  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
38.19
$38.19  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Compliance Officers
38.19
$38.19  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Market Research Analysts
37.91
$37.91  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
37.79
$37.79  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Insurance Underwriters
37.79
$37.79  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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