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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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Multiple Machine Tool Operators
21.25
$21.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Tool and Die Makers
30.36
$30.36  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
24.06
$24.06  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
30.95
$30.95  
three stars Not available Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
30.95
$30.95  
three stars Not available Statewide
Architectural and Civil Drafters
30.21
$30.21  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Advertising Sales Agents
24.44
$24.44  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
37.19
$37.19  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
18.98
$18.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
29.96
$29.96  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Sewing Machine Operators
15.75
$15.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Middle School ------ four stars Not available Statewide
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
14.98
$14.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
38.10
$38.10  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Farm Animal Caretakers
15.24
$15.24  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
30.76
$30.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
31.14
$31.14  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Credit Analysts
38.41
$38.41  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
22.65
$22.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Graphic Designers
29.94
$29.94  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
21.30
$21.30  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Residential Advisors
19.78
$19.78  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
39.75
$39.75  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
30.13
$30.13  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
24.55
$24.55  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Body Repairers
23.64
$23.64  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Equipment Preparers
23.74
$23.74  
four stars High School or less Statewide
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Roofers
25.76
$25.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Instructional Coordinators
37.82
$37.82  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
23.78
$23.78  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.53
$23.53  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Dispatchers
23.95
$23.95  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Civil Engineering Technicians
33.62
$33.62  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
47.85
$47.85  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Logisticians
39.21
$39.21  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
23.69
$23.69  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.94
$30.94  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Psychiatrists
999.00
>$100  
four stars Not available Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
17.74
$17.74  
four stars High School or less Statewide
General Internal Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
four stars Not available Statewide
Bill and Account Collectors
22.88
$22.88  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Massage Therapists
24.04
$24.04  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
20.34
$20.34  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Chefs and Head Cooks
22.83
$22.83  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Butchers and Meat Cutters
18.97
$18.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
39.57
$39.57  
four stars Not available Statewide
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.75
$17.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinarians
50.41
$50.41  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Order Clerks
18.98
$18.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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