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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.

244 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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Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Medical Laboratory Technologists ------ four stars Not available Northwest
Medical Laboratory Technicians ------ four stars Not available Northwest
Athletic Trainers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Elementary School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Middle School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ------ three stars Not available Northwest
High School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Preschool Special Education Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Coaches and Scouts ------ three stars High School or less Northwest
Middle School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Family Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
five stars Not available Northwest
General Internal Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
five stars Not available Northwest
Psychiatrists
999.00
>$100   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
five stars Not available Northwest
Pediatricians, General
999.00
>$100  
five stars Not available Northwest
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
999.00
>$100  
four stars Not available Northwest
Nurse Anesthetists
99.82
$99.82  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Dentists
86.15
$86.15  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Pharmacists
63.74
$63.74  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Physician Assistants
58.39
$58.39  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Computer Network Architects
57.83
$57.83  
four stars Not available Northwest
Nurse Practitioners
56.36
$56.36  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Training and Development Managers
54.93
$54.93  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Architectural and Engineering Managers
52.98
$52.98  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Compensation and Benefits Managers
52.58
$52.58   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
51.58
$51.58  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Natural Sciences Managers
49.43
$49.43  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Financial Managers
44.64
$44.64  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Industrial Production Managers
44.28
$44.28  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
44.28
$44.28  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Health and Safety Engineers
43.83
$43.83  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Labor Relations Specialists
43.51
$43.51  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Lawyers
42.47
$42.47  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Medical Scientists
41.42
$41.42   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Physical Therapists
41.28
$41.28  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
College Education Administrators
41.21
$41.21  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Electrical Engineers
40.42
$40.42  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Construction Managers
38.61
$38.61  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
38.38
$38.38  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
General and Operations Managers
38.07
$38.07  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Industrial Engineers
37.54
$37.54  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
37.17
$37.17  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
37.09
$37.09  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Hydrologists
36.87
$36.87  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
36.82
$36.82  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
36.76
$36.76  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
36.38
$36.38  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Occupational Therapists
35.96
$35.96  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
 
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