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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.

268 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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Loan Interviewers and Clerks
24.05
$24.05  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Management Analysts
45.46
$45.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Dentists
99.34
$99.34  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Food Cooking Machine Operators
24.28
$24.28   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.46
$21.46  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Butchers and Meat Cutters
22.62
$22.62  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
32.32
$32.32  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
83.27
$83.27  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.97
$31.97  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers
35.75
$35.75  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
32.94
$32.94  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Electrical Engineers
51.18
$51.18  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Marketing Managers
80.86
$80.86  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.62
$32.62  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Kindergarten Teachers
32.53
$32.53  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Civil Engineers
49.24
$49.24  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
40.83
$40.83  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Forest and Conservation Technicians
25.79
$25.79  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
31.00
$31.00  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Interviewers
22.39
$22.39  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Administrative Services Managers
63.23
$63.23  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
24.07
$24.07  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Preschool Special Education Teachers
35.31
$35.31  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
56.28
$56.28  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Food Service Managers
35.67
$35.67  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Cost Estimators
39.03
$39.03  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Graphic Designers
29.87
$29.87  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
49.23
$49.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Phlebotomists
20.86
$20.86  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
15.03
$15.03  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
24.97
$24.97  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
18.68
$18.68  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
16.67
$16.67  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
22.20
$22.20  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Sewing Machine Operators
18.77
$18.77  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
17.23
$17.23  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
35.12
$35.12  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Occupational Therapists
42.03
$42.03  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Paramedics
32.27
$32.27  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
23.59
$23.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Instructional Coordinators
38.24
$38.24  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
22.97
$22.97  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Postal Service Clerks
29.27
$29.27  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Compliance Officers
39.30
$39.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
35.16
$35.16  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
49.00
$49.00  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
32.15
$32.15  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Surgical Technologists
36.06
$36.06  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Health Care Social Workers
33.91
$33.91  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Respiratory Therapists
40.75
$40.75  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
 
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