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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.

244 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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Tax Preparers
23.52
$23.52  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Occupational Therapists
35.96
$35.96  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Mental Health Counselors
22.96
$22.96  
three stars Not available Northwest
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
22.96
$22.96  
three stars Not available Northwest
Carpenters
19.46
$19.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Millwrights
28.86
$28.86  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Assistants
19.27
$19.27  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
18.95
$18.95  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Training and Development Specialists
27.07
$27.07  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
20.25
$20.25  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
26.66
$26.66  
three stars Not available Northwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
21.26
$21.26  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
13.55
$13.55  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Tree Trimmers and Pruners
29.11
$29.11  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dentists
86.15
$86.15  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Environmental Scientists
29.98
$29.98  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
14.71
$14.71  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
18.11
$18.11  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Health Care Social Workers
27.72
$27.72  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
17.73
$17.73  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ------ three stars Not available Northwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
21.06
$21.06  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Physical Therapist Assistants
26.70
$26.70  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
14.57
$14.57  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
17.58
$17.58  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Architectural and Civil Drafters
26.21
$26.21  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Tool and Die Makers
27.64
$27.64  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Compensation and Benefits Managers
52.58
$52.58   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Order Clerks
16.45
$16.45  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Interpreters and Translators
26.78
$26.78   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dispensing Opticians
18.96
$18.96  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Mechanical Engineers
33.92
$33.92  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
31.86
$31.86  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Architectural and Engineering Managers
52.98
$52.98  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Motorcycle Mechanics
14.74
$14.74  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Paper Goods Machine Operators
18.68
$18.68   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Athletic Trainers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
18.25
$18.25  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Wood Sawing Machine Operators
19.24
$19.24  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Foresters
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Recordkeeping Weighers and Checkers
19.18
$19.18  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Loan Officers
30.63
$30.63  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
21.80
$21.80  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Couriers and Messengers
14.59
$14.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chemical Equipment Operators
21.98
$21.98   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Veterinarians
34.18
$34.18  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Dental Hygienists
35.62
$35.62  
three stars Not available Northwest
Procurement Clerks
18.46
$18.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Human Resources Specialists
26.42
$26.42  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
31.60
$31.60   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
 
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