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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 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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Veterinary Assistants
18.68
$18.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Occupational Therapy Assistants
30.29
$30.29  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
28.06
$28.06  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Tax Preparers
23.71
$23.71  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Financial Examiners
43.11
$43.11  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
23.04
$23.04  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Anesthesiologists ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
21.41
$21.41  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
17.85
$17.85  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Dermatologists ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Food Cooking Machine Operators
24.28
$24.28  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Chemists
39.93
$39.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
25.78
$25.78  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Surgical Assistants
50.32
$50.32  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
47.53
$47.53  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Insurance Underwriters
38.92
$38.92  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Labor Relations Specialists
47.69
$47.69  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
38.22
$38.22  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Tool and Die Makers
30.51
$30.51  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Construction and Building Inspectors
41.16
$41.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Library Technicians
24.42
$24.42  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Postal Service Clerks
29.27
$29.27  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Dietitians and Nutritionists
35.99
$35.99  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Gaming Dealers
12.28
$12.28  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Network Architects
63.97
$63.97  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
40.83
$40.83  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
50.34
$50.34  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
50.34
$50.34  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
50.34
$50.34  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Clerical Library Assistants
19.44
$19.44  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Programmers
49.93
$49.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Optometrists
67.96
$67.96  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Preschool Education Administrators
29.48
$29.48  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
23.76
$23.76  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Farm Animal Caretakers
17.57
$17.57  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Prepress Technicians and Workers
22.39
$22.39  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
39.40
$39.40  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Paving Equipment Operators
36.37
$36.37  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Tellers
19.19
$19.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Agricultural Technicians
20.54
$20.54  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
17.85
$17.85  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Graphic Designers
29.87
$29.87  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Environmental Scientists
38.14
$38.14  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chemical Equipment Operators
23.81
$23.81  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Purchasing Managers
68.84
$68.84  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
25.25
$25.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
38.85
$38.85  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Athletic Trainers
30.02
$30.02  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Biological Technicians
27.00
$27.00  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
26.12
$26.12  
three stars High School or less Statewide
 
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