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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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Exercise Physiologists
29.28
$29.28  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Residential Advisors
19.66
$19.66  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Biomedical Engineers
51.71
$51.71  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
42.56
$42.56  
three stars Not available Statewide
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
17.30
$17.30  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.22
$24.22  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
23.79
$23.79  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Landscape Architects
38.43
$38.43  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
42.56
$42.56  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Conservation Scientists
31.40
$31.40  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
38.61
$38.61  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Food Preparation Workers
15.24
$15.24  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Microbiologists
33.75
$33.75  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
14.18
$14.18  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Financial Examiners
41.15
$41.15  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
17.62
$17.62  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
15.98
$15.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
31.89
$31.89  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Farm Animal Caretakers
13.83
$13.83  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Coaches and Scouts ------ three stars High School or less Statewide
Bill and Account Collectors
19.62
$19.62  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mechanical Insulation Workers
41.52
$41.52  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
37.79
$37.79  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Personal Financial Advisors
46.85
$46.85  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
14.67
$14.67  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
32.08
$32.08  
three stars Not available Statewide
Food Service Managers
28.62
$28.62  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Couriers and Messengers
17.30
$17.30  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Roofers
27.63
$27.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
23.94
$23.94  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Real Estate Agents
19.85
$19.85  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Massage Therapists
27.10
$27.10  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
41.22
$41.22  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
17.31
$17.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Social and Community Service Managers
36.25
$36.25  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electrical and Electronics Repairers
48.50
$48.50  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
40.12
$40.12  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Semiconductor Processors
20.00
$20.00  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Painter Helpers
21.49
$21.49  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Electrician Helpers
22.47
$22.47  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Respiratory Therapists
34.97
$34.97  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Chemists
40.54
$40.54  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Surveying and Mapping Technicians
28.37
$28.37  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Dental Laboratory Technicians
21.02
$21.02  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Recordkeeping Weighers and Checkers
19.25
$19.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Preschool Education Administrators
29.64
$29.64  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chemical Engineers
52.93
$52.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Tool and Die Makers
28.82
$28.82  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Interpreters and Translators
26.34
$26.34  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Biological Technicians
20.73
$20.73  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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