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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 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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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Food Baking and Drying Machine Operators
20.30
$20.30  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Prepress Technicians and Workers
23.68
$23.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
40.32
$40.32  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
19.53
$19.53  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Technical Writers
39.15
$39.15  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
19.38
$19.38  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Power Plant Operators
47.41
$47.41  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Glaziers
27.84
$27.84  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Radiation Therapists
39.40
$39.40  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Paving Equipment Operators
30.35
$30.35  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
999.00
>$100  
three stars Not available Statewide
Surveyors
29.94
$29.94  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
20.63
$20.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Forest and Conservation Technicians
24.42
$24.42  
three stars Not available Statewide
Environmental Engineers
47.60
$47.60  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Paper Goods Machine Operators
23.63
$23.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Occupational Therapy Assistants
27.94
$27.94  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Preschool Special Education Teachers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Athletic Trainers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Natural Sciences Managers
62.88
$62.88  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
21.89
$21.89  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Postal Service Mail Sorters
23.66
$23.66  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Wood Sawing Machine Operators
18.78
$18.78  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Structural Iron and Steel Workers
40.31
$40.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Postal Service Clerks
25.65
$25.65  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Chemical Plant and System Operators
25.07
$25.07  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Conservation Scientists
39.12
$39.12  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chemical Technicians
24.06
$24.06  
three stars High School or less Statewide
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
18.71
$18.71  
three stars Not available Statewide
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
18.71
$18.71  
three stars Not available Statewide
Preschool Education Administrators
26.72
$26.72  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Tax Preparers
27.58
$27.58  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Gaming Dealers
12.64
$12.64  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Library Technicians
23.06
$23.06  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
23.32
$23.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Manicurists and Pedicurists
14.89
$14.89  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Brickmasons and Blockmasons
38.16
$38.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
15.86
$15.86  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Electrical and Electronics Repairers of Commerical and Industrial Equipment
36.28
$36.28  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Editors
30.49
$30.49  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electronics Engineers
48.81
$48.81  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chemical Equipment Operators
21.17
$21.17  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Postal Service Mail Carriers
26.24
$26.24  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Labor Relations Specialists
42.70
$42.70  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Fundraisers
30.63
$30.63  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Health Educators
31.04
$31.04  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chemists
39.56
$39.56  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Examiners
40.31
$40.31  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
24.32
$24.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
29.77
$29.77  
three stars High School or less Statewide
 
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