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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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Interpreters and Translators
30.62
$30.62  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Agricultural Equipment Operators
18.86
$18.86  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
30.71
$30.71  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Dentists
81.29
$81.29  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.45
$32.45  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Clerical Library Assistants
18.16
$18.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Short Order Cooks
16.09
$16.09  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Woodworking Machine Operators
19.92
$19.92  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Police Officers
51.44
$51.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical Equipment Repairers
29.99
$29.99  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Data Entry Keyers
15.12
$15.12  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
28.97
$28.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mechanical Drafters
30.06
$30.06  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Environmental Scientists
40.18
$40.18  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
29.96
$29.96  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
39.43
$39.43  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Community Health Workers
23.39
$23.39  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Network Architects
53.88
$53.88  
three stars Not available Statewide
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
19.31
$19.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Dietitians and Nutritionists
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Farm Equipment Mechanics
23.64
$23.64  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
23.39
$23.39  
three stars Not available Statewide
Training and Development Managers
51.01
$51.01  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
19.16
$19.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
30.83
$30.83  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
23.68
$23.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
29.77
$29.77  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
24.32
$24.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Financial Examiners
40.31
$40.31  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chemists
39.56
$39.56  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Health Educators
31.04
$31.04  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Fundraisers
30.63
$30.63  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Labor Relations Specialists
42.70
$42.70  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Postal Service Mail Carriers
26.24
$26.24  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Chemical Equipment Operators
21.17
$21.17  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Electronics Engineers
48.81
$48.81  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Editors
30.49
$30.49  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical and Electronics Repairers of Commerical and Industrial Equipment
36.28
$36.28  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
15.86
$15.86  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Brickmasons and Blockmasons
38.16
$38.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Manicurists and Pedicurists
14.89
$14.89  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
23.32
$23.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Library Technicians
23.06
$23.06  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Gaming Dealers
12.64
$12.64  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Tax Preparers
27.58
$27.58  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Preschool Education Administrators
26.72
$26.72  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
18.71
$18.71  
three stars Not available Statewide
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
18.71
$18.71  
three stars Not available Statewide
Chemical Technicians
24.06
$24.06  
three stars High School or less Statewide
 
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