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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.

302 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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Training and Development Managers
51.60
$51.60  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Logisticians
36.05
$36.05  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Vehicle Cleaners
14.34
$14.34  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Scientists
42.61
$42.61  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
21.96
$21.96  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
37.15
$37.15  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Machinists
25.73
$25.73  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
29.52
$29.52  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
21.08
$21.08  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Carpenters
25.88
$25.88  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
31.66
$31.66  
four stars Not available Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
31.66
$31.66  
four stars Not available Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
12.75
$12.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Equipment Repairers
24.47
$24.47  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Middle School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
27.53
$27.53  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
16.65
$16.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
20.46
$20.46  
four stars Not available Statewide
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
26.89
$26.89  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Plumber Helpers
18.23
$18.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Middle School ------ four stars Not available Statewide
Environmental Engineering Technicians
24.94
$24.94  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Radiation Therapists
39.97
$39.97  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Biochemists and Biophysicists
46.24
$46.24  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Health and Safety Engineers
44.91
$44.91  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Food Scientists
36.33
$36.33  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
12.61
$12.61  
four stars Not available Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
12.61
$12.61  
four stars Not available Statewide
Lawyers
58.11
$58.11  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Brickmason Helpers
28.08
$28.08  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Dietetic Technicians
18.81
$18.81  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Actuaries
50.62
$50.62  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Receptionists and Information Clerks
15.66
$15.66  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Surveyors
32.62
$32.62  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Veterinary Assistants
15.56
$15.56  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators
22.69
$22.69  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cargo and Freight Agents
24.82
$24.82  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
22.53
$22.53  
four stars Not available Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
22.53
$22.53  
four stars Not available Statewide
New Accounts Clerks
20.18
$20.18  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Hardware Engineers
53.52
$53.52  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Environmental Scientists
37.98
$37.98  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
36.81
$36.81  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Medical Appliance Technicians
25.52
$25.52  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
34.37
$34.37  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Soil and Plant Scientists
30.16
$30.16  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Credit Counselors
23.31
$23.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
40.33
$40.33  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
31.00
$31.00  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
30.97
$30.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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