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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.

328 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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Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
30.76
$30.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
30.83
$30.83  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Health Care Social Workers
30.84
$30.84  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
30.89
$30.89  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Dietitians and Nutritionists
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Not available Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Not available Statewide
Sheet Metal Workers
30.94
$30.94  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.94
$30.94  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
30.95
$30.95  
three stars Not available Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
30.95
$30.95  
three stars Not available Statewide
Health Educators
31.04
$31.04  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Insurance Sales Agents
31.08
$31.08  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Network Support Specialists
31.11
$31.11  
four stars Not available Statewide
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
31.14
$31.14  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
31.16
$31.16  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
31.29
$31.29  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Public Relations Specialists
31.31
$31.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
31.42
$31.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
31.42
$31.42  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
31.46
$31.46  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Electricians
31.81
$31.81  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
31.84
$31.84  
five stars Not available Statewide
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.45
$32.45  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Civil Engineering Technicians
33.62
$33.62  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Cost Estimators
33.80
$33.80  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
35.74
$35.74  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Electrical and Electronics Repairers of Commerical and Industrial Equipment
36.28
$36.28  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Training and Development Specialists
36.53
$36.53  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
37.19
$37.19  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Respiratory Therapists
37.36
$37.36  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Instructional Coordinators
37.82
$37.82  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Accountants and Auditors
37.86
$37.86  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Social and Community Service Managers
37.93
$37.93  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Market Research Analysts
38.08
$38.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
38.10
$38.10  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Brickmasons and Blockmasons
38.16
$38.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
38.19
$38.19  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
38.27
$38.27  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical Scientists
38.39
$38.39  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Credit Analysts
38.41
$38.41  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Compliance Officers
38.64
$38.64  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Construction and Building Inspectors
38.69
$38.69  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Dental Hygienists
38.76
$38.76  
four stars Not available Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
38.77
$38.77  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Occupational Therapists
38.81
$38.81  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Loan Officers
38.95
$38.95  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
39.00
$39.00  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
39.02
$39.02  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Conservation Scientists
39.12
$39.12  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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