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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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Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
50.10
$50.10  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Medical Scientists
50.09
$50.09  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Computer Programmers
49.93
$49.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
49.51
$49.51  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Facilities Managers
49.37
$49.37  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineers
49.35
$49.35  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Civil Engineers
49.24
$49.24  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
49.23
$49.23  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Operations Research Analysts
49.04
$49.04  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
49.00
$49.00  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Analysts
48.94
$48.94  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Personal Financial Advisors
48.71
$48.71  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Registered Nurses
48.19
$48.19  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Physical Therapists
47.83
$47.83  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Labor Relations Specialists
47.69
$47.69  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Project Management Specialists
47.65
$47.65  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Project Management Specialists
47.65
$47.65  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Project Management Specialists
47.65
$47.65  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
47.53
$47.53  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
47.41
$47.41  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineers
46.81
$46.81  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
General and Operations Managers
46.78
$46.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Web Developers
46.45
$46.45  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Dental Hygienists
46.13
$46.13  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Architects
45.86
$45.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
45.78
$45.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Management Analysts
45.46
$45.46  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
43.96
$43.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Examiners
43.11
$43.11  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Occupational Therapists
42.03
$42.03  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
41.67
$41.67  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
41.50
$41.50  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Construction and Building Inspectors
41.16
$41.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
School Psychologists
40.90
$40.90  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
40.83
$40.83  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Respiratory Therapists
40.75
$40.75  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Loan Officers
40.54
$40.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
40.21
$40.21  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
40.06
$40.06  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
40.02
$40.02  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Chemists
39.93
$39.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Logisticians
39.93
$39.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Web and Digital Interface Designers
39.84
$39.84  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Web and Digital Interface Designers
39.84
$39.84  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
39.43
$39.43  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
39.40
$39.40  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Social and Community Service Managers
39.36
$39.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Compliance Officers
39.30
$39.30  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
39.24
$39.24  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cost Estimators
39.03
$39.03  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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