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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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Instructional Coordinators
37.77
$37.77  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
37.72
$37.72  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
37.72
$37.72  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Chiropractors
37.56
$37.56  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Logisticians
37.40
$37.40  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Accountants and Auditors
37.36
$37.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.19
$37.19  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
37.11
$37.11  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Social and Community Service Managers
36.97
$36.97  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
36.95
$36.95  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Training and Development Specialists
36.67
$36.67  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
36.33
$36.33  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cost Estimators
35.98
$35.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Electricians
35.79
$35.79  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
35.38
$35.38  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.22
$35.22  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Network Support Specialists
35.18
$35.18  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Civil Engineering Technicians
34.54
$34.54  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
34.48
$34.48  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Executive Secretaries
33.58
$33.58  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
33.51
$33.51  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
33.39
$33.39  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
33.25
$33.25  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Dietitians and Nutritionists
33.21
$33.21  
three 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
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
32.97
$32.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
32.94
$32.94  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.93
$32.93  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
32.54
$32.54  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
32.53
$32.53  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
32.53
$32.53  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Surgical Technologists
32.43
$32.43  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
32.32
$32.32  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Public Relations Specialists
32.31
$32.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.30
$32.30  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
32.26
$32.26  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
32.23
$32.23  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Mechanical Drafters
31.93
$31.93  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
31.86
$31.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
31.75
$31.75  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
31.45
$31.45  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Fundraisers
31.35
$31.35  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.22
$31.22  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Health Care Social Workers
31.23
$31.23  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
31.10
$31.10  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.00
$31.00  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Tool and Die Makers
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Architectural and Civil Drafters
30.90
$30.90  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Food Service Managers
30.87
$30.87  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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