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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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General Internal Medicine Physicians ------ four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Construction and Maintenance Painters
28.76
$28.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.22
$30.22  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
37.38
$37.38  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
50.10
$50.10  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
49.51
$49.51  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Preschool Special Education Teachers
35.31
$35.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
18.89
$18.89  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Interviewers
22.39
$22.39  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
30.25
$30.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinarians
52.43
$52.43  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Paramedics
32.27
$32.27  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Real Estate Agents
21.90
$21.90  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Information Security Analysts
61.60
$61.60  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chiropractors
35.21
$35.21  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Phlebotomists
20.86
$20.86  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Sheet Metal Workers
28.56
$28.56  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Agricultural Equipment Operators
24.16
$24.16  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
28.83
$28.83  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
19.69
$19.69  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
39.24
$39.24  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
49.23
$49.23  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
35.16
$35.16  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Civil Engineering Technicians
35.12
$35.12  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Printing Press Operators
22.54
$22.54  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Sewing Machine Operators
18.77
$18.77  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Logisticians
39.93
$39.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Police Officers
56.28
$56.28  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
43.96
$43.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
New Accounts Clerks
23.08
$23.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
College Education Administrators
50.65
$50.65  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dentists
99.34
$99.34  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Architectural and Civil Drafters
32.00
$32.00  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
32.97
$32.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
18.67
$18.67  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Roofers
31.08
$31.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Paper Goods Machine Operators
24.84
$24.84  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
40.02
$40.02  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Manicurists and Pedicurists
17.91
$17.91  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Legal Secretaries
27.28
$27.28  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.88
$23.88  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
18.68
$18.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Postal Service Mail Carriers
29.98
$29.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
18.98
$18.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
25.36
$25.36  
three stars High School or less Statewide
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
32.08
$32.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
 
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