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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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Project Management Specialists
47.65
$47.65  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
24.40
$24.40  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
30.90
$30.90  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Recreation Workers
18.39
$18.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Family Medicine Physicians
115.28
$115.28  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dishwashers
14.84
$14.84  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dental Assistants
31.16
$31.16  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
18.47
$18.47  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacists
74.38
$74.38  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
16.87
$16.87  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Carpenters
30.91
$30.91  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Middle School Teachers
31.47
$31.47  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
41.67
$41.67  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
40.21
$40.21  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
39.43
$39.43  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.66
$37.66  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
31.04
$31.04  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
23.33
$23.33  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
45.78
$45.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Engineers
49.35
$49.35  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Machinists
29.59
$29.59  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Electricians
38.50
$38.50  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Market Research Analysts
38.89
$38.89  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical and Health Services Managers
55.87
$55.87  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Managers
74.36
$74.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
36.69
$36.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
19.28
$19.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.29
$19.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
36.81
$36.81  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
22.63
$22.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Childcare Workers
15.65
$15.65  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.00
$35.00  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Software Developers
62.10
$62.10  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Developers
62.10
$62.10  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
27.54
$27.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Preschool Teachers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical Assistants
24.23
$24.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food Cooks
15.60
$15.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
14.20
$14.20  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
22.54
$22.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, School
24.25
$24.25  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Secretaries
23.83
$23.83  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
24.62
$24.62  
five stars High School or less Statewide
High School Teachers
32.51
$32.51  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Bartenders
13.05
$13.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
21.63
$21.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.67
$24.67  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Accountants and Auditors
38.52
$38.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Elementary School Teachers
31.26
$31.26  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
35.06
$35.06  
five stars High School or less Statewide
 
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