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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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Elementary and High School Education Administrators
60.13
$60.13  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Residential Advisors
22.42
$22.42  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Records Specialists
30.00
$30.00  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Administrative Services Managers
63.23
$63.23  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Chefs and Head Cooks
28.47
$28.47  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
31.00
$31.00  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
17.14
$17.14  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Butchers and Meat Cutters
22.62
$22.62  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
47.41
$47.41  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.63
$20.63  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
24.68
$24.68  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Body Repairers
25.01
$25.01  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.46
$21.46  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
14.49
$14.49  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
24.05
$24.05  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Assistants
25.04
$25.04  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Dispatchers
26.63
$26.63  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Instructional Coordinators
38.24
$38.24  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.62
$32.62  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
32.15
$32.15  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Lawyers
74.29
$74.29  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
35.29
$35.29  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.95
$23.95  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
25.38
$25.38  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Web and Digital Interface Designers
39.84
$39.84  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Web and Digital Interface Designers
39.84
$39.84  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
30.71
$30.71  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Kindergarten Teachers
32.53
$32.53  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
24.07
$24.07  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Firefighters
19.20
$19.20  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
23.65
$23.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Scientists
50.09
$50.09  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.87
$30.87  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Respiratory Therapists
40.75
$40.75  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Facilities Managers
49.37
$49.37  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
54.94
$54.94  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Architectural and Engineering Managers
82.67
$82.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
28.79
$28.79  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Nurse Anesthetists
109.86
$109.86  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dispensing Opticians
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
15.03
$15.03  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
17.23
$17.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Highway Maintenance Workers
28.25
$28.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bill and Account Collectors
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
32.32
$32.32  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
22.20
$22.20  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Web Developers
46.45
$46.45  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
25.81
$25.81  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.72
$22.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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