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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.

328 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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 Sort ascending Need help? Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Industrial Engineering Technicians
30.24
$30.24  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Computer and Information Systems Managers
75.20
$75.20  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Human Resources Managers
62.50
$62.50  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
23.63
$23.63  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
General Office Clerks
19.15
$19.15  
five stars High School or less Statewide
High School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical Engineers
49.52
$49.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
35.74
$35.74  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Machinists
24.60
$24.60  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Preschool Teachers
18.24
$18.24  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.23
$23.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
19.87
$19.87  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
29.44
$29.44  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Carpenters
28.78
$28.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Laborers
23.16
$23.16  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food Cooks
14.70
$14.70  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Childcare Workers
15.08
$15.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
19.07
$19.07  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Mental Health Counselors
24.40
$24.40  
five stars Not available Statewide
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
24.40
$24.40  
five stars Not available Statewide
Waiters and Waitresses
13.28
$13.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
15.08
$15.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Electricians
31.81
$31.81  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
19.08
$19.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Receptionists and Information Clerks
17.56
$17.56  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
49.53
$49.53  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Information Security Analysts
50.31
$50.31  
five stars Not available Statewide
Tellers
18.31
$18.31  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Architectural and Engineering Managers
76.59
$76.59  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Physical Therapists
39.91
$39.91  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Social and Community Service Managers
37.93
$37.93  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.42
$23.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacists
65.06
$65.06  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
30.74
$30.74  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
30.14
$30.14  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Loan Officers
38.95
$38.95  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Middle School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
39.42
$39.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Service Managers
29.44
$29.44  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Parts Salespersons
18.93
$18.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
24.53
$24.53  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
39.02
$39.02  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Laboratory Technicians ------ five stars Not available Statewide
Medical Laboratory Technologists ------ five stars Not available Statewide
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
31.46
$31.46  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
18.21
$18.21  
five stars Not available Statewide
Coaches and Scouts ------ five stars High School or less Statewide
Health Care Social Workers
30.84
$30.84  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Civil Engineers
47.87
$47.87  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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