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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
18.47
$18.47   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
29.55
$29.55  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
30.61
$30.61  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Recreational Therapists
27.02
$27.02  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Psychiatrists
999.00
>$100  
three stars Not available Northwest
Rolling Machine Operators
18.89
$18.89  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chemical Equipment Operators
18.49
$18.49  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Plating and Coating Machine Operators
17.70
$17.70  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
999.00
>$100   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Not available Northwest
Dental Laboratory Technicians
23.46
$23.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
29.98
$29.98  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Occupational Therapy Assistants
24.83
$24.83  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Foresters
30.56
$30.56  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Upholsterers
18.73
$18.73  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
37.68
$37.68  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
23.82
$23.82  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Roofers
25.76
$25.76   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Hearing Aid Specialists
29.54
$29.54  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Mechanical Insulation Workers
45.65
$45.65   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
23.14
$23.14  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Petroleum Pump System and Refinery Operators
40.81
$40.81  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chemists
37.19
$37.19  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electronics Engineers
44.59
$44.59  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Couriers and Messengers
16.50
$16.50  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Radio and Television Announcers
14.52
$14.52  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Heat Treating Equipment Operators
23.05
$23.05   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
18.86
$18.86  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Architectural and Civil Drafters
24.28
$24.28  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
23.48
$23.48  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Tile and Marble Setters
21.73
$21.73  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Fundraisers
29.01
$29.01  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Editors
29.48
$29.48  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators
18.38
$18.38  
three stars High School or less Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
24.19
$24.19  
three stars Not available Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
24.19
$24.19  
three stars Not available Northwest
Procurement Clerks
21.49
$21.49  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Title Examiners and Searchers
23.36
$23.36  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
28.91
$28.91  
three stars Not available Northwest
Chemical Plant and System Operators
19.14
$19.14  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Funeral Attendants
15.30
$15.30  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dietetic Technicians
16.93
$16.93  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Bailiffs
25.59
$25.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
18.89
$18.89  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Surveying and Mapping Technicians
23.95
$23.95  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Veterinarians
49.64
$49.64  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Home Appliance Repairers
22.95
$22.95  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Community Health Workers
19.30
$19.30  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Logging Equipment Operators
23.07
$23.07  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
18.04
$18.04  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
 
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