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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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Butchers and Meat Cutters
22.62
$22.62  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chemical Plant and System Operators
32.26
$32.26   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Southwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
24.05
$24.05  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.72
$22.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
15.98
$15.98  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
15.03
$15.03  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
25.25
$25.25  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
30.04
$30.04  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
36.19
$36.19  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
26.61
$26.61  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Elementary and High School Education Administrators
60.13
$60.13  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
24.14
$24.14  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
24.68
$24.68  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
28.83
$28.83  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
35.29
$35.29  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
24.58
$24.58  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Family Medicine Physicians
115.28
$115.28  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Civil Engineering Technicians
35.12
$35.12  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Security Guards
20.62
$20.62  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
25.78
$25.78  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
General Internal Medicine Physicians ------ four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.95
$23.95  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Kindergarten Teachers
32.53
$32.53  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
25.81
$25.81  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Bakers
18.67
$18.67  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Computer Systems Analysts
52.96
$52.96  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Automotive Body Repairers
25.01
$25.01  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
28.47
$28.47  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Marketing Managers
80.86
$80.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Paramedics
32.27
$32.27  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Marriage and Family Therapists
32.62
$32.62  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
23.04
$23.04   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
Psychiatric Aides
25.36
$25.36   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Not available Southwest
Surgical Technologists
36.06
$36.06  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Public Relations Specialists
33.30
$33.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Cost Estimators
39.03
$39.03  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
29.80
$29.80  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Postal Service Clerks
29.27
$29.27  
three stars High School or less Southwest
College Education Administrators
50.65
$50.65  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Compliance Officers
39.30
$39.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Credit Analysts
37.42
$37.42  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Administrative Services Managers
63.23
$63.23  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
23.59
$23.59  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Physician Assistants
65.03
$65.03  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
49.23
$49.23  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.87
$30.87  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
24.95
$24.95  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Civil Engineers
49.24
$49.24  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
43.96
$43.96  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Molders, Shapers, and Casters
22.13
$22.13  
three stars High School or less Southwest
 
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