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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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Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
School Psychologists
40.90
$40.90  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Interpreters and Translators
31.47
$31.47  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Fundraisers
33.79
$33.79  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Credit Analysts
37.42
$37.42  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Psychiatrists ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
24.95
$24.95  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
34.19
$34.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Massage Therapists
31.11
$31.11  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
24.58
$24.58  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Equipment Preparers
23.99
$23.99  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
26.61
$26.61  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.12
$19.12  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Health Educators
33.78
$33.78  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Advertising Sales Agents
30.23
$30.23  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mechanical Drafters
31.11
$31.11  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Farm Equipment Mechanics
30.03
$30.03  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
35.07
$35.07  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
40.06
$40.06  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
First-line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services
23.72
$23.72  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Operations Research Analysts
49.04
$49.04  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Architects
45.86
$45.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electronics Engineers
52.83
$52.83  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
34.44
$34.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
20.41
$20.41  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
26.12
$26.12  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Biological Technicians
27.00
$27.00  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Athletic Trainers
30.02
$30.02  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
38.85
$38.85  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
25.25
$25.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Purchasing Managers
68.84
$68.84  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chemical Equipment Operators
23.81
$23.81  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Environmental Scientists
38.14
$38.14  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Graphic Designers
29.87
$29.87  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
17.85
$17.85  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Agricultural Technicians
20.54
$20.54  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Tellers
19.19
$19.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Paving Equipment Operators
36.37
$36.37  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
39.40
$39.40  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Prepress Technicians and Workers
22.39
$22.39  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Farm Animal Caretakers
17.57
$17.57  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
23.76
$23.76  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Preschool Education Administrators
29.48
$29.48  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Optometrists
67.96
$67.96  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Computer Programmers
49.93
$49.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Clerical Library Assistants
19.44
$19.44  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
50.34
$50.34  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
50.34
$50.34  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
50.34
$50.34  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
40.83
$40.83  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
 
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