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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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Family Medicine Physicians
115.28
$115.28  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
24.58
$24.58  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
35.29
$35.29  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
28.83
$28.83  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
24.68
$24.68  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
24.14
$24.14  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Elementary and High School Education Administrators
60.13
$60.13  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
26.61
$26.61  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
36.19
$36.19  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
30.04
$30.04  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
25.25
$25.25  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
15.03
$15.03  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
15.98
$15.98  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.72
$22.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
24.05
$24.05  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chemical Plant and System Operators
32.26
$32.26   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Southwest
Butchers and Meat Cutters
22.62
$22.62  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Management Analysts
45.46
$45.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Firefighters
19.20
$19.20  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Occupational Therapists
42.03
$42.03  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Bill and Account Collectors
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
28.07
$28.07   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Southwest
Health Care Social Workers
33.91
$33.91  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Executive Secretaries
36.14
$36.14  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Radiologic Technologists
38.72
$38.72  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Chemical Equipment Operators
23.81
$23.81  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dispatchers
26.63
$26.63  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
34.19
$34.19  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Agricultural Technicians
20.54
$20.54  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.97
$31.97  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Construction Managers
51.40
$51.40  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
16.67
$16.67  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Pharmacists
74.38
$74.38  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
32.97
$32.97  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dental Laboratory Technicians
24.72
$24.72   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Southwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
24.97
$24.97  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
31.07
$31.07  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Project Management Specialists
47.65
$47.65  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Project Management Specialists
47.65
$47.65  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Project Management Specialists
47.65
$47.65  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Nurse Practitioners
64.88
$64.88  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
29.01
$29.01  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.88
$23.88  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Residential Advisors
22.42
$22.42  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Mechanical Engineers
46.81
$46.81  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Training and Development Specialists
37.47
$37.47  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
36.43
$36.43  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.94
$31.94  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Coaches and Scouts
23.57
$23.57  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Social and Community Service Managers
39.36
$39.36  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
 
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