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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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Chemical Technicians
27.35
$27.35  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Occupational Therapy Assistants
30.29
$30.29  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
49.00
$49.00  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.12
$19.12  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Millwrights
31.96
$31.96  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.46
$21.46  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
23.65
$23.65  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers ------ three stars High School or less Southwest
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
22.97
$22.97  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Food Scientists
45.30
$45.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Respiratory Therapists
40.75
$40.75  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Biological Technicians
27.00
$27.00  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
50.10
$50.10  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.22
$30.22  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Foundry Mold and Coremakers
23.73
$23.73   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
32.08
$32.08  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Real Estate Agents
21.90
$21.90  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Architectural and Engineering Managers
82.67
$82.67  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Animal Breeders
21.05
$21.05  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Architectural and Civil Drafters
32.00
$32.00  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Financial Analysts
48.94
$48.94  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Sewing Machine Operators
18.77
$18.77  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Advertising Sales Agents
30.23
$30.23  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Food Baking and Drying Machine Operators
25.63
$25.63  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
39.24
$39.24  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
35.07
$35.07  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
23.91
$23.91   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars
40.23
$40.23  
three stars Not available Southwest
Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars
40.23
$40.23  
three stars Not available Southwest
Instructional Coordinators
38.24
$38.24  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Sheet Metal Workers
28.56
$28.56  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Psychiatric Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
24.07
$24.07  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Tire Repairers and Changers
18.67
$18.67  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Medical Records Specialists
30.00
$30.00  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Roofers
31.08
$31.08  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Preschool Special Education Teachers
35.31
$35.31  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
37.38
$37.38  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
111.24
$111.24  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Facilities Managers
49.37
$49.37  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
28.79
$28.79  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Interviewers
22.39
$22.39  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
35.16
$35.16  
three stars Vocational training Southwest
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
22.20
$22.20  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
32.32
$32.32  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
22.97
$22.97  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Human Resources Managers
70.82
$70.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Human Resources Assistants
25.04
$25.04  
three stars High School or less Southwest
 
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