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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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Computer and Information Systems Managers
77.61
$77.61  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
New Accounts Clerks
21.75
$21.75  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Tellers
18.32
$18.32  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
30.14
$30.14  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Electrical Engineers
50.09
$50.09  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
22.13
$22.13  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Prepress Technicians and Workers
22.38
$22.38  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Food Service Managers
30.87
$30.87  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
52.15
$52.15  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.09
$20.09  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Food Cooking Machine Operators
23.26
$23.26  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Paving Equipment Operators
40.31
$40.31  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
15.98
$15.98  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
31.86
$31.86  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
29.81
$29.81  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Nurse Anesthetists
111.03
$111.03  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
22.16
$22.16  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Human Resources Assistants
23.64
$23.64  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Human Resources Managers
65.16
$65.16  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
19.96
$19.96  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
30.09
$30.09  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
19.34
$19.34  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
32.23
$32.23  
three stars Vocational training Southwest
Interviewers
19.61
$19.61  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
26.76
$26.76  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Facilities Managers
46.38
$46.38  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
94.16
$94.16   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
32.97
$32.97  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Preschool Special Education Teachers
32.72
$32.72  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Roofers
28.89
$28.89  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
33.08
$33.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
33.08
$33.08  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Medical Records Specialists
25.87
$25.87  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Tire Repairers and Changers
18.70
$18.70  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
22.78
$22.78  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Psychiatric Technicians
18.75
$18.75  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Sheet Metal Workers
30.14
$30.14  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Instructional Coordinators
37.77
$37.77  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars
39.74
$39.74  
three stars Not available Southwest
Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars
39.74
$39.74  
three stars Not available Southwest
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
22.91
$22.91   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
33.25
$33.25  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
42.57
$42.57  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Food Baking and Drying Machine Operators
24.54
$24.54  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Advertising Sales Agents
26.36
$26.36  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Sewing Machine Operators
17.90
$17.90  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Financial Analysts
44.82
$44.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Architectural and Civil Drafters
30.90
$30.90  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Animal Breeders
18.62
$18.62  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Architectural and Engineering Managers
78.92
$78.92  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
 
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