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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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Technical Writers
39.15
$39.15  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Logisticians
39.21
$39.21  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Registered Nurses
39.40
$39.40  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Radiation Therapists
39.40
$39.40  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
39.42
$39.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
39.43
$39.43  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Personal Financial Advisors
39.52
$39.52  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chemists
39.56
$39.56  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
39.57
$39.57  
four stars Not available Statewide
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
39.68
$39.68  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
39.75
$39.75  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineers
39.76
$39.76  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.77
$39.77  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Physical Therapists
39.91
$39.91  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Operations Research Analysts
39.96
$39.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Environmental Scientists
40.18
$40.18  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Examiners
40.31
$40.31  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Structural Iron and Steel Workers
40.31
$40.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
40.32
$40.32  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
General and Operations Managers
42.37
$42.37  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Labor Relations Specialists
42.70
$42.70  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
43.01
$43.01  
five stars Not available Statewide
Computer Programmers
43.28
$43.28  
three stars Not available Statewide
College Education Administrators
46.87
$46.87  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Power Plant Operators
47.41
$47.41  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Management Analysts
47.47
$47.47  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
47.54
$47.54  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Environmental Engineers
47.60
$47.60  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
47.85
$47.85  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Civil Engineers
47.87
$47.87  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineers
48.52
$48.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical and Health Services Managers
48.74
$48.74  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electronics Engineers
48.81
$48.81  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Construction Managers
48.91
$48.91  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical Engineers
49.52
$49.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
49.53
$49.53  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Systems Analysts
49.85
$49.85  
five stars Not available Statewide
Sales Engineers
49.85
$49.85  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Production Managers
49.87
$49.87  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Information Security Analysts
50.31
$50.31  
five stars Not available Statewide
Veterinarians
50.41
$50.41  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Training and Development Managers
51.01
$51.01  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Police Officers
51.44
$51.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Network Architects
53.88
$53.88  
three stars Not available Statewide
Lawyers
62.04
$62.04  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Human Resources Managers
62.50
$62.50  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Sales Managers
62.69
$62.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Natural Sciences Managers
62.88
$62.88  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Purchasing Managers
63.02
$63.02  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Managers
63.05
$63.05  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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