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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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Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
23.68
$23.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
30.83
$30.83  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
19.16
$19.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Training and Development Managers
51.01
$51.01  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
23.39
$23.39  
three stars Not available Statewide
Farm Equipment Mechanics
23.64
$23.64  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Dietitians and Nutritionists
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
19.31
$19.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Network Architects
53.88
$53.88  
three stars Not available Statewide
Community Health Workers
23.39
$23.39  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
39.43
$39.43  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
29.96
$29.96  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Environmental Scientists
40.18
$40.18  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mechanical Drafters
30.06
$30.06  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
28.97
$28.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Data Entry Keyers
15.12
$15.12  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Equipment Repairers
29.99
$29.99  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Police Officers
51.44
$51.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Woodworking Machine Operators
19.92
$19.92  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Short Order Cooks
16.09
$16.09  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Clerical Library Assistants
18.16
$18.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.45
$32.45  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dentists
81.29
$81.29  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
30.71
$30.71  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Agricultural Equipment Operators
18.86
$18.86  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Interpreters and Translators
30.62
$30.62  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
38.27
$38.27  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
18.82
$18.82  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Not available Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Not available Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
25.66
$25.66  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mail Clerks
18.56
$18.56  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
23.76
$23.76  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
28.73
$28.73  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Dispensing Opticians
22.13
$22.13  
three stars High School or less Statewide
College Education Administrators
46.87
$46.87  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Veterinary Assistants
18.26
$18.26  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
15.25
$15.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Firefighters
16.52
$16.52  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
17.96
$17.96  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
16.19
$16.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Nurse Anesthetists
999.00
>$100  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Real Estate Agents
18.63
$18.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Scientists
38.39
$38.39  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Construction and Building Inspectors
38.69
$38.69  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Programmers
43.28
$43.28  
three stars Not available Statewide
Operations Research Analysts
39.96
$39.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
14.98
$14.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Legal Secretaries
29.90
$29.90  
three stars High School or less Statewide
 
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