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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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Architectural and Civil Drafters
32.00
$32.00  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.97
$31.97  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.94
$31.94  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Interpreters and Translators
31.47
$31.47  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Dental Assistants
31.16
$31.16  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Mechanical Drafters
31.11
$31.11  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Massage Therapists
31.11
$31.11  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Roofers
31.08
$31.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
31.04
$31.04  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
31.00
$31.00  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Carpenters
30.91
$30.91  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
30.90
$30.90  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.87
$30.87  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
30.71
$30.71  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Tool and Die Makers
30.51
$30.51  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Occupational Therapy Assistants
30.29
$30.29  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
30.25
$30.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Advertising Sales Agents
30.23
$30.23  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.22
$30.22  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
30.04
$30.04  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Farm Equipment Mechanics
30.03
$30.03  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Medical Records Specialists
30.00
$30.00  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Postal Service Mail Carriers
29.98
$29.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Graphic Designers
29.87
$29.87  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
29.80
$29.80  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Machinists
29.59
$29.59  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Preschool Education Administrators
29.48
$29.48  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Postal Service Clerks
29.27
$29.27  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
29.16
$29.16  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Correctional Officers and Jailers
29.05
$29.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
29.01
$29.01  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
28.83
$28.83  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
28.79
$28.79  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Construction and Maintenance Painters
28.76
$28.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Sheet Metal Workers
28.56
$28.56  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Chefs and Head Cooks
28.47
$28.47  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Highway Maintenance Workers
28.25
$28.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
28.06
$28.06  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
27.54
$27.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Laborers
27.45
$27.45  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Legal Secretaries
27.28
$27.28  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Biological Technicians
27.00
$27.00  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Dispatchers
26.63
$26.63  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
26.61
$26.61  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
26.12
$26.12  
three stars High School or less Statewide
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
25.81
$25.81  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
25.78
$25.78  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
25.73
$25.73  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
25.38
$25.38  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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