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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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Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.97
$31.97  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Computer User Support Specialists
31.04
$31.04  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
32.57
$32.57  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Architectural and Civil Drafters
32.00
$32.00  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.94
$31.94  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dental Assistants
31.16
$31.16  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
30.25
$30.25  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
29.01
$29.01  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
33.22
$33.22  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
39.43
$39.43  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
30.03
$30.03  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Occupational Therapy Assistants
30.29
$30.29  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.22
$30.22  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Insurance Sales Agents
38.23
$38.23  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.66
$37.66  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Executive Secretaries
36.14
$36.14  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Millwrights
31.96
$31.96  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
28.83
$28.83  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
31.00
$31.00  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Training and Development Specialists
37.47
$37.47  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
32.94
$32.94  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
32.08
$32.08  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.00
$35.00  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Surgical Technologists
36.06
$36.06  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
35.06
$35.06  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Market Research Analysts
38.89
$38.89  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
32.15
$32.15  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
37.34
$37.34  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
32.97
$32.97  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chemical Plant and System Operators
32.26
$32.26   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Southwest
Compliance Officers
39.30
$39.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Food Service Managers
35.67
$35.67  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Health Care Social Workers
33.91
$33.91  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Human Resources Specialists
36.69
$36.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Food Scientists
45.30
$45.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Accountants and Auditors
38.52
$38.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
34.44
$34.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Electricians
38.50
$38.50  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Paramedics
32.27
$32.27  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
35.29
$35.29  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
34.19
$34.19  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
35.16
$35.16  
three stars Vocational training Southwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
35.12
$35.12  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
36.81
$36.81  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
41.67
$41.67  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Instructional Coordinators
38.24
$38.24  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.62
$32.62  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
36.19
$36.19  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Paving Equipment Operators
36.37
$36.37  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Credit Analysts
37.42
$37.42  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
 
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