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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.

326 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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Financial Managers
65.23
$65.23  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical and Health Services Managers
50.29
$50.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Market Research Analysts
37.91
$37.91  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electricians
35.79
$35.79  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Machinists
25.69
$25.69  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Industrial Engineers
48.00
$48.00  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
42.89
$42.89  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
30.42
$30.42  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.19
$37.19  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
37.72
$37.72  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
37.79
$37.79  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.55
$39.55  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Middle School Teachers
30.98
$30.98  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Carpenters
29.41
$29.41  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
15.55
$15.55  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacists
68.49
$68.49  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
16.75
$16.75  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dental Assistants
30.56
$30.56  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Dishwashers
14.38
$14.38  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Family Medicine Physicians
102.93
$102.93  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Recreation Workers
18.28
$18.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.88
$23.88  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
31.75
$31.75  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Officers
38.66
$38.66  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Sales Managers
64.80
$64.80  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Management Analysts
47.07
$47.07  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Nurse Practitioners
63.91
$63.91  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
18.60
$18.60  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Production Helpers
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Social and Community Service Managers
36.97
$36.97  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.30
$32.30  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dental Hygienists
41.51
$41.51  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
31.09
$31.09  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
31.45
$31.45  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Executive Secretaries
33.58
$33.58  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Training and Development Specialists
36.67
$36.67  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Systems Analysts
52.73
$52.73  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Receptionists and Information Clerks
17.21
$17.21  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Physical Therapists
45.74
$45.74  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Food Batchmakers
17.11
$17.11  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
37.72
$37.72  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
 
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