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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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Insurance Underwriters
38.92
$38.92  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Market Research Analysts
38.89
$38.89  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
38.85
$38.85  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
38.72
$38.72  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Accountants and Auditors
38.52
$38.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electricians
38.50
$38.50  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Instructional Coordinators
38.24
$38.24  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Insurance Sales Agents
38.23
$38.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
38.22
$38.22  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Environmental Scientists
38.14
$38.14  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.66
$37.66  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Training and Development Specialists
37.47
$37.47  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Credit Analysts
37.42
$37.42  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
37.38
$37.38  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
37.34
$37.34  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
36.81
$36.81  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
36.69
$36.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
36.43
$36.43  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Paving Equipment Operators
36.37
$36.37  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Network Support Specialists
36.19
$36.19  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Executive Secretaries
36.14
$36.14  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Surgical Technologists
36.06
$36.06  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Dietitians and Nutritionists
35.99
$35.99  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Food Service Managers
35.67
$35.67  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
35.29
$35.29  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Chiropractors
35.21
$35.21  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
35.16
$35.16  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Civil Engineering Technicians
35.12
$35.12  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
35.07
$35.07  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
35.06
$35.06  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.00
$35.00  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
34.44
$34.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
34.19
$34.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Health Care Social Workers
33.91
$33.91  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Health Educators
33.78
$33.78  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Fundraisers
33.79
$33.79  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Public Relations Specialists
33.30
$33.30  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
33.22
$33.22  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
32.97
$32.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
32.94
$32.94  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.63
$32.63  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.62
$32.62  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
32.57
$32.57  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Paramedics
32.27
$32.27  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
32.15
$32.15  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
32.08
$32.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
 
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