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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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Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
22.48
$22.48  
four stars Not available Statewide
Dental Assistants
25.52
$25.52  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Dental Hygienists
38.76
$38.76  
four stars Not available Statewide
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.77
$39.77  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
30.49
$30.49  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Surgical Technologists
30.27
$30.27  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
New Accounts Clerks
18.84
$18.84  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Purchasing Managers
63.02
$63.02  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Sales Engineers
49.85
$49.85  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
47.54
$47.54  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Lawyers
62.04
$62.04  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Industrial Production Managers
49.87
$49.87  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Insurance Sales Agents
31.08
$31.08  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Managers
48.91
$48.91  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Vehicle Cleaners
15.62
$15.62  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
13.26
$13.26  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Training and Development Specialists
36.53
$36.53  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.53
$14.53  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Physician Assistants
63.68
$63.68  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Executive Secretaries
30.66
$30.66  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
38.19
$38.19  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
15.25
$15.25  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.13
$24.13  
five stars Not available Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.13
$24.13  
five stars Not available Statewide
Recreation Workers
15.96
$15.96  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Family Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
five stars Not available Statewide
Civil Engineers
47.87
$47.87  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Health Care Social Workers
30.84
$30.84  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Coaches and Scouts ------ five stars High School or less Statewide
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
18.21
$18.21  
five stars Not available Statewide
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
31.46
$31.46  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Laboratory Technologists ------ five stars Not available Statewide
Medical Laboratory Technicians ------ five stars Not available Statewide
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
39.02
$39.02  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
24.53
$24.53  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Parts Salespersons
18.93
$18.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Service Managers
29.44
$29.44  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
39.42
$39.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Middle School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Loan Officers
38.95
$38.95  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
30.14
$30.14  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
30.74
$30.74  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Pharmacists
65.06
$65.06  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.42
$23.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Social and Community Service Managers
37.93
$37.93  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Physical Therapists
39.91
$39.91  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Architectural and Engineering Managers
76.59
$76.59  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Tellers
18.31
$18.31  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Information Security Analysts
50.31
$50.31  
five stars Not available Statewide
 
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