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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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Athletic Trainers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
27.80
$27.80  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Glaziers
23.73
$23.73  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
13.99
$13.99  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
15.95
$15.95  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
21.60
$21.60  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Carpenter Helpers
18.00
$18.00  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Crane and Tower Operators
26.72
$26.72  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
21.34
$21.34  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
22.19
$22.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
32.93
$32.93  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Occupational Therapists
37.89
$37.89  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Computer Programmers
44.36
$44.36  
three stars Not available Statewide
Instructional Coordinators
37.41
$37.41  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Paving Equipment Operators
26.98
$26.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Dentists
98.42
$98.42  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Billing and Posting Clerks
21.24
$21.24  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Managers
56.59
$56.59  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
24.34
$24.34  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
25.25
$25.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
20.91
$20.91  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
19.43
$19.43  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
31.36
$31.36  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Parts Salespersons
18.52
$18.52  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
27.01
$27.01  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Power Plant Operators
45.55
$45.55  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
20.86
$20.86  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Brickmasons and Blockmasons
35.37
$35.37  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Chiropractors
45.15
$45.15  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Construction and Building Inspectors
36.95
$36.95  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Executive Secretaries
29.93
$29.93  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
16.31
$16.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Kindergarten Teachers ------ three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Security Guards
18.20
$18.20  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Funeral Home Managers
50.30
$50.30  
three stars Not available Statewide
Wind Turbine Service Technicians
28.49
$28.49  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
20.09
$20.09  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
19.51
$19.51  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
25.13
$25.13  
three stars Not available Statewide
Farmworkers and Laborers
16.72
$16.72  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Dietitians and Nutritionists
31.07
$31.07  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Preschool Teachers
18.59
$18.59  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
27.84
$27.84  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
35.04
$35.04  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
30.76
$30.76  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Fundraisers
28.98
$28.98  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Emergency Management Directors
38.82
$38.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Nurse Midwives
60.07
$60.07  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary ------ three stars Not available Statewide
Funeral Attendants
16.78
$16.78  
three stars High School or less Statewide
 
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