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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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 Sort descending Need help? Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
14.55
$14.55  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Assistants
23.50
$23.50  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
30.89
$30.89  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
18.55
$18.55  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Printing Press Operators
19.39
$19.39  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
23.98
$23.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Phlebotomists
19.51
$19.51  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Respiratory Therapists
37.36
$37.36  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
30.74
$30.74  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Kindergarten Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Sheet Metal Workers
30.94
$30.94  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Construction and Maintenance Painters
24.10
$24.10  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
29.91
$29.91  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cost Estimators
33.80
$33.80  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
29.88
$29.88  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Rehabilitation Counselors
23.40
$23.40  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Network Support Specialists
31.11
$31.11  
four stars Not available Statewide
Occupational Therapists
38.81
$38.81  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Bakers
17.56
$17.56  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
18.24
$18.24  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists ------ four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Interviewers
19.04
$19.04  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Counter and Rental Clerks
15.26
$15.26  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
39.68
$39.68  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
12.22
$12.22  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Food Batchmakers
18.47
$18.47  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Compliance Officers
38.64
$38.64  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
23.77
$23.77  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dishwashers
13.95
$13.95  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
14.69
$14.69  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
38.77
$38.77  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
29.79
$29.79  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Public Relations Specialists
31.31
$31.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Personal Financial Advisors
39.52
$39.52  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
17.98
$17.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ------ four stars Not available Statewide
Billing and Posting Clerks
23.50
$23.50  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
18.74
$18.74  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
29.64
$29.64  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
28.97
$28.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Correctional Officers and Jailers
28.17
$28.17  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.26
$23.26  
four stars Not available Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.26
$23.26  
four stars Not available Statewide
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
14.25
$14.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Highway Maintenance Workers
27.03
$27.03  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
15.23
$15.23  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Bartenders
12.24
$12.24  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Nurse Practitioners
63.60
$63.60  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
 
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