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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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Postal Service Mail Carriers
27.63
$27.63  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Pharmacy Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Vehicle Cleaners
17.72
$17.72  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Emergency Medical Technicians
20.17
$20.17  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
18.60
$18.60  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Insurance Sales Agents
30.34
$30.34  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
29.88
$29.88  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
31.09
$31.09  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Dispensing Opticians
19.39
$19.39  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Sales Managers
64.80
$64.80  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Counter and Rental Clerks
17.87
$17.87  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Speech-Language Pathologists
40.51
$40.51  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.28
$14.28  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
31.75
$31.75  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
14.93
$14.93  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Social and Community Service Managers
36.97
$36.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Coaches and Scouts
19.41
$19.41  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.00
$31.00  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
36.33
$36.33  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Training and Development Specialists
36.67
$36.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Mechanical Engineers
40.97
$40.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Residential Advisors
21.29
$21.29  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.67
$23.67  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
28.35
$28.35  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Nurse Practitioners
63.91
$63.91  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Project Management Specialists
42.46
$42.46  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
30.44
$30.44  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
23.88
$23.88  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dental Laboratory Technicians
23.86
$23.86  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
31.10
$31.10  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Pharmacists
68.49
$68.49  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
15.32
$15.32  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Construction Managers
48.41
$48.41  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.22
$31.22  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Agricultural Technicians
19.03
$19.03  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
32.26
$32.26  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dispatchers
26.31
$26.31  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chemical Equipment Operators
22.72
$22.72  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Radiologic Technologists
37.72
$37.72  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Executive Secretaries
33.58
$33.58  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Health Care Social Workers
31.23
$31.23  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
22.97
$22.97  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Bill and Account Collectors
21.82
$21.82  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Occupational Therapists
40.62
$40.62  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Firefighters
19.87
$19.87  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Management Analysts
47.07
$47.07  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
 
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