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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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Web and Digital Interface Designers
39.74
$39.74  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
24.79
$24.79  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.04
$23.04  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
32.54
$32.54  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Lawyers
68.58
$68.58  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
29.88
$29.88  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.93
$32.93  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Instructional Coordinators
37.77
$37.77  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Dispatchers
26.31
$26.31  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Assistants
23.64
$23.64  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
23.77
$23.77  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
14.76
$14.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.19
$21.19  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Body Repairers
24.21
$24.21  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
23.90
$23.90  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.09
$20.09  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
40.66
$40.66  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Butchers and Meat Cutters
19.27
$19.27  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
15.98
$15.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
30.14
$30.14  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Chefs and Head Cooks
24.72
$24.72  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Administrative Services Managers
58.69
$58.69  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Medical Records Specialists
25.87
$25.87  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Residential Advisors
21.29
$21.29  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Elementary and High School Education Administrators
53.64
$53.64  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Civil Engineers
45.51
$45.51  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.70
$17.70  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.75
$23.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Counter and Rental Clerks
17.87
$17.87  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
44.98
$44.98  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Occupational Therapists
40.62
$40.62  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.22
$31.22  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Cost Estimators
35.98
$35.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
22.94
$22.94  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Electrical Engineers
50.09
$50.09  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.28
$14.28  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Network Support Specialists
35.18
$35.18  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Health Care Social Workers
31.23
$31.23  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Surgical Technologists
32.43
$32.43  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
29.66
$29.66  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
14.00
$14.00  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Public Relations Specialists
32.31
$32.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Analysts
44.82
$44.82  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Human Resources Managers
65.16
$65.16  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Security Guards
18.52
$18.52  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
19.96
$19.96  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Coaches and Scouts
19.41
$19.41  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bakers
17.78
$17.78  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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