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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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Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
20.41
$20.41  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
34.44
$34.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electronics Engineers
52.83
$52.83  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Architects
45.86
$45.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Operations Research Analysts
49.04
$49.04  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
First-line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services
23.72
$23.72  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
40.06
$40.06  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
35.07
$35.07  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Farm Equipment Mechanics
30.03
$30.03  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Mechanical Drafters
31.11
$31.11  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Advertising Sales Agents
30.23
$30.23  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Health Educators
33.78
$33.78  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.12
$19.12  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
26.61
$26.61  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Equipment Preparers
23.99
$23.99  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
24.58
$24.58  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Massage Therapists
31.11
$31.11  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
34.19
$34.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
24.95
$24.95  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Psychiatrists ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Credit Analysts
37.42
$37.42  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Fundraisers
33.79
$33.79  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Interpreters and Translators
31.47
$31.47  
three stars High School or less Statewide
School Psychologists
40.90
$40.90  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
32.08
$32.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
25.36
$25.36  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
18.98
$18.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Postal Service Mail Carriers
29.98
$29.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
18.68
$18.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.88
$23.88  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Legal Secretaries
27.28
$27.28  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Manicurists and Pedicurists
17.91
$17.91  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
40.02
$40.02  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Paper Goods Machine Operators
24.84
$24.84  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Roofers
31.08
$31.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
18.67
$18.67  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
32.97
$32.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Architectural and Civil Drafters
32.00
$32.00  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Dentists
99.34
$99.34  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
College Education Administrators
50.65
$50.65  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
New Accounts Clerks
23.08
$23.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
43.96
$43.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Police Officers
56.28
$56.28  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Logisticians
39.93
$39.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Sewing Machine Operators
18.77
$18.77  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Printing Press Operators
22.54
$22.54  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Civil Engineering Technicians
35.12
$35.12  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
 
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