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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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Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dietitians and Nutritionists
35.99
$35.99  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Surgical Technologists
36.06
$36.06  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Executive Secretaries
36.14
$36.14  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Network Support Specialists
36.19
$36.19  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Paving Equipment Operators
36.37
$36.37  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
36.43
$36.43  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
36.69
$36.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
36.81
$36.81  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
37.34
$37.34  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
37.38
$37.38  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Credit Analysts
37.42
$37.42  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Training and Development Specialists
37.47
$37.47  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.66
$37.66  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Environmental Scientists
38.14
$38.14  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
38.22
$38.22  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Insurance Sales Agents
38.23
$38.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Instructional Coordinators
38.24
$38.24  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electricians
38.50
$38.50  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Accountants and Auditors
38.52
$38.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
38.72
$38.72  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
38.85
$38.85  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Market Research Analysts
38.89
$38.89  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Insurance Underwriters
38.92
$38.92  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Cost Estimators
39.03
$39.03  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
39.24
$39.24  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Compliance Officers
39.30
$39.30  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Social and Community Service Managers
39.36
$39.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
39.40
$39.40  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
39.43
$39.43  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Web and Digital Interface Designers
39.84
$39.84  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Web and Digital Interface Designers
39.84
$39.84  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Chemists
39.93
$39.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Logisticians
39.93
$39.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
40.02
$40.02  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
40.06
$40.06  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
40.21
$40.21  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Officers
40.54
$40.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Respiratory Therapists
40.75
$40.75  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
40.83
$40.83  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
School Psychologists
40.90
$40.90  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Construction and Building Inspectors
41.16
$41.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
41.50
$41.50  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
41.67
$41.67  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Occupational Therapists
42.03
$42.03  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Financial Examiners
43.11
$43.11  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
43.96
$43.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Management Analysts
45.46
$45.46  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
45.78
$45.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
 
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