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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.

268 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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Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
37.79
$37.79  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
34.54
$34.54  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
34.90
$34.90  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
31.86
$31.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Mechanical Engineers
40.97
$40.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
38.36
$38.36  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Personal Financial Advisors
41.88
$41.88  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Loan Officers
38.66
$38.66  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Instructional Coordinators
37.77
$37.77  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Respiratory Therapists
39.64
$39.64  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Management Analysts
47.07
$47.07  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
41.95
$41.95  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
42.89
$42.89  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Occupational Therapists
40.62
$40.62  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
52.15
$52.15  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Industrial Engineers
48.00
$48.00  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Registered Nurses
41.97
$41.97  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
39.55
$39.55   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electronics Engineers
47.97
$47.97  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Speech-Language Pathologists
40.51
$40.51  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Facilities Managers
46.38
$46.38  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
School Psychologists
40.55
$40.55  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Dental Hygienists
41.51
$41.51  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Computer Systems Analysts
52.73
$52.73  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
43.81
$43.81  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Electrical Engineers
50.09
$50.09  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
44.98
$44.98  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Physical Therapists
45.74
$45.74  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Civil Engineers
45.51
$45.51  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Industrial Production Managers
50.97
$50.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Purchasing Managers
61.59
$61.59  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
50.18
$50.18  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
College Education Administrators
47.96
$47.96  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Administrative Services Managers
58.69
$58.69  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Construction Managers
48.41
$48.41  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
50.29
$50.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
47.92
$47.92  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Lawyers
68.58
$68.58  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Veterinarians
51.11
$51.11  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Human Resources Managers
65.16
$65.16  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Sales Managers
64.80
$64.80  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Financial Managers
65.23
$65.23  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
77.61
$77.61  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Marketing Managers
76.65
$76.65  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Physician Assistants
62.13
$62.13  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
 
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