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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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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Family Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
five stars Not available Statewide
Recreation Workers
15.96
$15.96  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.13
$24.13  
five stars Not available Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.13
$24.13  
five stars Not available Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
15.25
$15.25  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
38.19
$38.19  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Executive Secretaries
30.66
$30.66  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Physician Assistants
63.68
$63.68  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.53
$14.53  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Training and Development Specialists
36.53
$36.53  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
13.26
$13.26  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Vehicle Cleaners
15.62
$15.62  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Managers
48.91
$48.91  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Insurance Sales Agents
31.08
$31.08  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Production Managers
49.87
$49.87  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Lawyers
62.04
$62.04  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
47.54
$47.54  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Sales Engineers
49.85
$49.85  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Purchasing Managers
63.02
$63.02  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
New Accounts Clerks
18.84
$18.84  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Surgical Technologists
30.27
$30.27  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
30.49
$30.49  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.77
$39.77  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Dental Hygienists
38.76
$38.76  
four stars Not available Statewide
Dental Assistants
25.52
$25.52  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
22.48
$22.48  
four stars Not available Statewide
Nurse Practitioners
63.60
$63.60  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Bartenders
12.24
$12.24  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
15.23
$15.23  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Highway Maintenance Workers
27.03
$27.03  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
14.25
$14.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.26
$23.26  
four stars Not available Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.26
$23.26  
four stars Not available Statewide
Correctional Officers and Jailers
28.17
$28.17  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
28.97
$28.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
29.64
$29.64  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
18.74
$18.74  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Billing and Posting Clerks
23.50
$23.50  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ------ four stars Not available Statewide
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
17.98
$17.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Personal Financial Advisors
39.52
$39.52  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Public Relations Specialists
31.31
$31.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
29.79
$29.79  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
38.77
$38.77  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
14.69
$14.69  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Dishwashers
13.95
$13.95  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
23.77
$23.77  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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