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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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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
41.32
$41.32  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Dental Hygienists
41.51
$41.51  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Personal Financial Advisors
41.88
$41.88  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
41.95
$41.95  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Registered Nurses
41.97
$41.97  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Financial Examiners
42.06
$42.06  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chemists
42.54
$42.54  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
42.57
$42.57  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Operations Research Analysts
42.89
$42.89  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
42.89
$42.89  
five stars High School or less Statewide
General and Operations Managers
43.50
$43.50  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
43.81
$43.81  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Financial Analysts
44.82
$44.82  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
44.98
$44.98  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Civil Engineers
45.51
$45.51  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Physical Therapists
45.74
$45.74  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Facilities Managers
46.38
$46.38  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Management Analysts
47.07
$47.07  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
47.92
$47.92  
three stars High School or less Statewide
College Education Administrators
47.96
$47.96  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Electronics Engineers
47.97
$47.97  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineers
48.00
$48.00  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical Scientists
48.41
$48.41  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Construction Managers
48.41
$48.41  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Programmers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
49.70
$49.70  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
49.70
$49.70  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
49.70
$49.70  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical Engineers
50.09
$50.09  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
50.18
$50.18  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Medical and Health Services Managers
50.29
$50.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
50.73
$50.73  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Production Managers
50.97
$50.97  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Veterinarians
51.11
$51.11  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Supervisors of Police Officers
52.15
$52.15  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Systems Analysts
52.73
$52.73  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Information Security Analysts
54.80
$54.80  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Administrative Services Managers
58.69
$58.69  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Purchasing Managers
61.59
$61.59  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Physician Assistants
62.13
$62.13  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Nurse Practitioners
63.91
$63.91  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Sales Managers
64.80
$64.80  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Network Architects
64.80
$64.80  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Human Resources Managers
65.16
$65.16  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Managers
65.23
$65.23  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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