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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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Graphic Designers
29.87
$29.87  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Postal Service Mail Carriers
29.98
$29.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Records Specialists
30.00
$30.00  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Farm Equipment Mechanics
30.03
$30.03  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
30.04
$30.04  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.22
$30.22  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Advertising Sales Agents
30.23
$30.23  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
30.25
$30.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Occupational Therapy Assistants
30.29
$30.29  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Tool and Die Makers
30.51
$30.51  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
30.71
$30.71  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.87
$30.87  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
30.90
$30.90  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Carpenters
30.91
$30.91  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
31.00
$31.00  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
31.04
$31.04  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Roofers
31.08
$31.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mechanical Drafters
31.11
$31.11  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Massage Therapists
31.11
$31.11  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Dental Assistants
31.16
$31.16  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Interpreters and Translators
31.47
$31.47  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.94
$31.94  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.97
$31.97  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Architectural and Civil Drafters
32.00
$32.00  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
32.08
$32.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
32.15
$32.15  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Paramedics
32.27
$32.27  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
32.57
$32.57  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.62
$32.62  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.63
$32.63  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
32.94
$32.94  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
32.97
$32.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
33.22
$33.22  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Public Relations Specialists
33.30
$33.30  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Fundraisers
33.79
$33.79  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Health Educators
33.78
$33.78  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Health Care Social Workers
33.91
$33.91  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
34.19
$34.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
34.44
$34.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree 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
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.00
$35.00  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
35.06
$35.06  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
35.07
$35.07  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Civil Engineering Technicians
35.12
$35.12  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
35.16
$35.16  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Chiropractors
35.21
$35.21  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
35.29
$35.29  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Food Service Managers
35.67
$35.67  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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