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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 descending 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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Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
28.58
$28.58  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Occupational Therapy Assistants
28.79
$28.79  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
28.82
$28.82  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
28.86
$28.86  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Roofers
28.89
$28.89  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Carpenters
29.41
$29.41  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
29.66
$29.66  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
29.81
$29.81  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
29.88
$29.88  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Legal Secretaries
29.94
$29.94  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
29.97
$29.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Tax Preparers
30.00
$30.00  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
30.08
$30.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.12
$30.12  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Sheet Metal Workers
30.14
$30.14  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
30.14
$30.14  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Health Educators
30.17
$30.17  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.18
$30.18  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Graphic Designers
30.17
$30.17  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Insurance Sales Agents
30.34
$30.34  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
30.42
$30.42  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Paramedics
30.42
$30.42  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Dental Assistants
30.56
$30.56  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Interpreters and Translators
30.59
$30.59  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Food Service Managers
30.87
$30.87  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Architectural and Civil Drafters
30.90
$30.90  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Tool and Die Makers
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.00
$31.00  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
31.10
$31.10  
three stars High School or less 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
Fundraisers
31.35
$31.35  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
31.45
$31.45  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
31.75
$31.75  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
31.86
$31.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mechanical Drafters
31.93
$31.93  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
32.23
$32.23  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
32.26
$32.26  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.30
$32.30  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) 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
Surgical Technologists
32.43
$32.43  
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
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
32.54
$32.54  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.93
$32.93  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
32.94
$32.94  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
32.97
$32.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
33.08
$33.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
 
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