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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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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
35.16
$35.16  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
49.23
$49.23  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
39.24
$39.24  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
19.69
$19.69  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
28.83
$28.83  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Agricultural Equipment Operators
24.16
$24.16  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Sheet Metal Workers
28.56
$28.56  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Phlebotomists
20.86
$20.86  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Chiropractors
35.21
$35.21  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Information Security Analysts
61.60
$61.60  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Real Estate Agents
21.90
$21.90  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Paramedics
32.27
$32.27  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Veterinarians
52.43
$52.43  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
30.25
$30.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Interviewers
22.39
$22.39  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
18.89
$18.89  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Preschool Special Education Teachers
35.31
$35.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
49.51
$49.51  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
50.10
$50.10  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
37.38
$37.38  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.22
$30.22  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Construction and Maintenance Painters
28.76
$28.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
General Internal Medicine Physicians ------ four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.72
$22.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
25.81
$25.81  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Web Developers
46.45
$46.45  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
22.20
$22.20  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
32.32
$32.32  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Bill and Account Collectors
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Highway Maintenance Workers
28.25
$28.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
17.23
$17.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
15.03
$15.03  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Dispensing Opticians
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Nurse Anesthetists
109.86
$109.86  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
28.79
$28.79  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Architectural and Engineering Managers
82.67
$82.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
54.94
$54.94  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Facilities Managers
49.37
$49.37  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Respiratory Therapists
40.75
$40.75  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.87
$30.87  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Scientists
50.09
$50.09  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
23.65
$23.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Firefighters
19.20
$19.20  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
24.07
$24.07  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Kindergarten Teachers
32.53
$32.53  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
30.71
$30.71  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Web and Digital Interface Designers
39.84
$39.84  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
 
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