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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.

268 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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Slaughterers and Meat Packers
19.69
$19.69   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
25.36
$25.36  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
29.98
$29.98  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Engineers
49.35
$49.35  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Food Batchmakers
18.15
$18.15  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Emergency Medical Technicians
22.66
$22.66  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
25.38
$25.38  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.87
$30.87  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
29.01
$29.01  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Market Research Analysts
38.89
$38.89  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Speech-Language Pathologists
41.50
$41.50  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Pharmacists
74.38
$74.38  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Dental Hygienists
46.13
$46.13  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Construction Managers
51.40
$51.40  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
30.03
$30.03  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
28.25
$28.25  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Security Guards
20.62
$20.62  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Coaches and Scouts
23.57
$23.57  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.95
$23.95  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bartenders
13.05
$13.05  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Food Preparation Workers
16.76
$16.76  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
21.39
$21.39  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Restaurant Cooks
18.57
$18.57  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Waiters and Waitresses
11.82
$11.82  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Sales Managers
66.13
$66.13  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
24.40
$24.40  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer User Support Specialists
31.04
$31.04  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Software Developers
62.10
$62.10  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Software Developers
62.10
$62.10  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
39.43
$39.43  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.00
$35.00  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Physician Assistants
65.03
$65.03  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Nurse Practitioners
64.88
$64.88  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.63
$32.63  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Social and Community Service Managers
39.36
$39.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
23.59
$23.59  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Loan Officers
40.54
$40.54  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Financial Managers
74.36
$74.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Human Resources Specialists
36.69
$36.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
40.21
$40.21  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dental Assistants
31.16
$31.16  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
30.90
$30.90  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Production Helpers
19.58
$19.58  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
29.05
$29.05  
five stars High School or less Northwest
 
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