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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.

283 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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Lodging Managers
29.09
$29.09  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Architectural and Engineering Managers
62.32
$62.32  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Interpreters and Translators
27.66
$27.66  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
23.44
$23.44  
three stars High School or less Northwest
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
23.56
$23.56  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
41.44
$41.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
14.26
$14.26  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
23.86
$23.86  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
15.02
$15.02  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dispensing Opticians
18.31
$18.31  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
24.50
$24.50  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dentists
63.80
$63.80  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.24
$23.24  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Food Batchmakers
18.73
$18.73  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
23.42
$23.42  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
19.57
$19.57  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
58.91
$58.91  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
General Internal Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
three stars Not available Northwest
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
11.58
$11.58  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Middle School ------ three stars Not available Northwest
Human Resources Assistants
20.18
$20.18  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Butchers and Meat Cutters
18.20
$18.20  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cost Estimators
30.36
$30.36  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Residential Advisors
19.23
$19.23  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Clerical Library Assistants
14.81
$14.81  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
19.16
$19.16  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
23.21
$23.21  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Dental Hygienists
38.09
$38.09  
three stars Not available Northwest
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
23.55
$23.55  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
47.30
$47.30  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
24.71
$24.71  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Civil Engineers
48.40
$48.40  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ------ three stars Not available Northwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
22.46
$22.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Production Managers
46.53
$46.53  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
28.66
$28.66  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Painting and Decorating Workers
19.19
$19.19   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
11.83
$11.83  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Sewing Machine Operators
14.80
$14.80  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Personal Financial Advisors
38.06
$38.06  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Bartenders
11.89
$11.89  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Nurse Practitioners
60.28
$60.28  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Tool and Die Makers
28.51
$28.51  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Operations Research Analysts
36.85
$36.85  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Tree Trimmers and Pruners
21.45
$21.45   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Demonstrators and Product Promoters
14.40
$14.40  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Sales Engineers
45.92
$45.92  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
 
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