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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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Medical Equipment Preparers
23.74
$23.74  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Body Repairers
23.64
$23.64  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
24.55
$24.55  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
30.13
$30.13  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
39.75
$39.75  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Residential Advisors
19.78
$19.78  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
21.30
$21.30  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Graphic Designers
29.94
$29.94  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
22.65
$22.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Credit Analysts
38.41
$38.41  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
31.14
$31.14  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
30.76
$30.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Farm Animal Caretakers
15.24
$15.24  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
38.10
$38.10  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
14.98
$14.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Middle School ------ four stars Not available Statewide
Sewing Machine Operators
15.75
$15.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
29.96
$29.96  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
18.98
$18.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
37.19
$37.19  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Advertising Sales Agents
24.44
$24.44  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Architectural and Civil Drafters
30.21
$30.21  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
30.95
$30.95  
three stars Not available Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
30.95
$30.95  
three stars Not available Statewide
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
24.06
$24.06  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Tool and Die Makers
30.36
$30.36  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
21.25
$21.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Legal Secretaries
29.90
$29.90  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
14.98
$14.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Operations Research Analysts
39.96
$39.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Programmers
43.28
$43.28  
three stars Not available Statewide
Construction and Building Inspectors
38.69
$38.69  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Scientists
38.39
$38.39  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Real Estate Agents
18.63
$18.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Nurse Anesthetists
999.00
>$100  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
16.19
$16.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
17.96
$17.96  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Firefighters
16.52
$16.52  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
15.25
$15.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinary Assistants
18.26
$18.26  
three stars High School or less Statewide
College Education Administrators
46.87
$46.87  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Dispensing Opticians
22.13
$22.13  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
28.73
$28.73  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
23.76
$23.76  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mail Clerks
18.56
$18.56  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
25.66
$25.66  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Not available Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Not available Statewide
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
18.82
$18.82  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
38.27
$38.27  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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