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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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Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
15.32
$15.32  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
28.35
$28.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Physician Assistants
62.13
$62.13  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Insurance Sales Agents
30.34
$30.34  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
33.39
$33.39  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Vehicle Cleaners
17.72
$17.72  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Managers
48.41
$48.41  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Correctional Officers and Jailers
26.97
$26.97  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Production Managers
50.97
$50.97  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Marketing Managers
76.65
$76.65  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Personal Financial Advisors
41.88
$41.88  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
22.81
$22.81  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Parts Salespersons
18.65
$18.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Emergency Medical Technicians
20.17
$20.17  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineers
40.97
$40.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer and Information Systems Managers
77.61
$77.61  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
30.44
$30.44  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Food Service Managers
30.87
$30.87  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Compliance Officers
38.19
$38.19  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.00
$31.00  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
36.33
$36.33  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Billing and Posting Clerks
23.88
$23.88  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
17.59
$17.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
17.59
$17.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
40.51
$40.51  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bakers
17.78
$17.78  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Coaches and Scouts
19.41
$19.41  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
19.96
$19.96  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Security Guards
18.52
$18.52  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Managers
65.16
$65.16  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Analysts
44.82
$44.82  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Public Relations Specialists
32.31
$32.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
14.00
$14.00  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
29.66
$29.66  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Surgical Technologists
32.43
$32.43  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Health Care Social Workers
31.23
$31.23  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Computer Network Support Specialists
35.18
$35.18  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.28
$14.28  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Electrical Engineers
50.09
$50.09  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
22.94
$22.94  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cost Estimators
35.98
$35.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.22
$31.22  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Occupational Therapists
40.62
$40.62  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
44.98
$44.98  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Counter and Rental Clerks
17.87
$17.87  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.75
$23.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.70
$17.70  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Civil Engineers
45.51
$45.51  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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