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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.

287 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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Hand Cutters and Trimmers
15.73
$15.73   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Anesthesiologists ------ three stars Not available Northwest
Dietitians and Nutritionists
29.68
$29.68  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
27.29
$27.29  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Recreational Therapists
23.34
$23.34   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Psychiatrists
999.00
>$100  
three stars Not available Northwest
Rolling Machine Operators
18.40
$18.40  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chemical Equipment Operators
21.76
$21.76   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Plating and Coating Machine Operators
18.51
$18.51  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
999.00
>$100  
three stars Not available Northwest
Dental Laboratory Technicians
22.36
$22.36  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
24.09
$24.09  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Occupational Therapy Assistants
24.78
$24.78  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Foresters
30.27
$30.27  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Upholsterers
17.81
$17.81  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
35.78
$35.78  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
20.74
$20.74  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Roofers
27.63
$27.63   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Hearing Aid Specialists
24.85
$24.85  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Mechanical Insulation Workers
41.52
$41.52   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
18.95
$18.95  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Petroleum Pump System and Refinery Operators
31.13
$31.13  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chemists
34.59
$34.59  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electronics Engineers
32.21
$32.21  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Couriers and Messengers
15.91
$15.91  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Radio and Television Announcers
12.18
$12.18  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Heat Treating Equipment Operators
19.56
$19.56   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
22.52
$22.52  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Architectural and Civil Drafters
24.14
$24.14  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
20.01
$20.01  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Tile and Marble Setters
19.77
$19.77  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Fundraisers
29.02
$29.02  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Editors
28.53
$28.53  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators
16.40
$16.40  
three stars High School or less Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
19.21
$19.21  
three stars Not available Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
19.21
$19.21  
three stars Not available Northwest
Procurement Clerks
20.05
$20.05  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Title Examiners and Searchers
23.49
$23.49  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
26.47
$26.47  
three stars Not available Northwest
Chemical Plant and System Operators
25.83
$25.83   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Funeral Attendants
18.06
$18.06  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dietetic Technicians
18.11
$18.11  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Bailiffs
21.72
$21.72  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
19.36
$19.36  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Surveying and Mapping Technicians
26.80
$26.80  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Veterinarians
34.72
$34.72  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Home Appliance Repairers
20.96
$20.96  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Community Health Workers
17.59
$17.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Logging Equipment Operators
17.52
$17.52  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
20.12
$20.12  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
 
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