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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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Medical Records Specialists
25.87
$25.87  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Dispatchers
26.31
$26.31  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
22.98
$22.98  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Human Resources Assistants
23.64
$23.64  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
18.75
$18.75  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Counter and Rental Clerks
17.87
$17.87  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Public Relations Specialists
32.31
$32.31  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
32.53
$32.53  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
32.53
$32.53  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Interpreters and Translators
30.59
$30.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Bill and Account Collectors
21.82
$21.82  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Systems Analysts
52.73
$52.73  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Surveyors
36.71
$36.71  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electronics Engineers
47.97
$47.97  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
32.54
$32.54  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
22.73
$22.73  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Firefighters
19.87
$19.87  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Construction and Maintenance Painters
25.49
$25.49  
three stars High School or less Northwest
College Education Administrators
47.96
$47.96  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Human Resources Managers
65.16
$65.16  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
29.81
$29.81  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Facilities Managers
46.38
$46.38  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
39.55
$39.55   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Motorboat Mechanics
23.31
$23.31  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dispensing Opticians
19.39
$19.39  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Personal Financial Advisors
41.88
$41.88  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
New Accounts Clerks
21.75
$21.75  
three stars High School or less Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
25.92
$25.92  
three stars Not available Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
25.92
$25.92  
three stars Not available Northwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
26.76
$26.76  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
28.86
$28.86  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
22.97
$22.97  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Purchasing Managers
61.59
$61.59  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Operations Research Analysts
42.89
$42.89  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.67
$23.67  
three stars High School or less Northwest
School Psychologists
40.55
$40.55  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
32.26
$32.26  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
38.36
$38.36  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
29.97
$29.97  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
23.20
$23.20  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.76
$19.76  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
43.81
$43.81  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
22.87
$22.87  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Athletic Trainers
28.94
$28.94  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Legal Secretaries
29.94
$29.94  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
41.95
$41.95  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
25.09
$25.09  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
24.20
$24.20   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Conservation Scientists
36.35
$36.35  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
31.86
$31.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
 
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