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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 13 economic development regions 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.

309 occupations found

Occupation Title Wage 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.
Current
Demand
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Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Education Required
Region Sort descending There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Insurance Underwriters
29.22
$29.22 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Examiners
36.85
$36.85 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Loan Officers
30.57
$30.57 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Tax Examiners and Collectors
25.15
$25.15 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Systems Analysts
38.70
$38.70 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Programmers
35.21
$35.21 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Applications Software Developers
44.14
$44.14 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Systems Software Developers
46.47
$46.47 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Database Administrators
40.78
$40.78 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
35.85
$35.85 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Actuaries
45.59
$45.59 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Operations Research Analysts
41.51
$41.51 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Statisticians
40.75
$40.75 
Master's degree Statewide
Landscape Architects
26.07
$26.07 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Surveyors
29.90
$29.90 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Aerospace Engineers
41.92
$41.92 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Agricultural Engineers
39.04
$39.04 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Biomedical Engineers
51.64
$51.64 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chemical Engineers
43.12
$43.12 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Hardware Engineers
47.14
$47.14 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical Engineers
40.98
$40.98 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Environmental Engineers
38.15
$38.15 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Health and Safety Engineers
43.08
$43.08 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineers
38.77
$38.77 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Materials Engineers
42.26
$42.26 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineers
38.88
$38.88 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mining and Geological Engineers
41.93
$41.93 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
26.22
$26.22 
Associate's degree Statewide
Civil Engineering Technicians
27.36
$27.36 
Associate's degree Statewide
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
29.48
$29.48 
Associate's degree Statewide
Environmental Engineering Technicians
23.91
$23.91 
Associate's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.55
$24.55 
Associate's degree Statewide
Animal Scientists
29.04
$29.04 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Food Scientists
34.79
$34.79 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Soil and Plant Scientists
29.49
$29.49 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Biochemists and Biophysicists
33.85
$33.85 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Microbiologists
32.55
$32.55 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Foresters
28.78
$28.78 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Epidemiologists
34.86
$34.86 
Master's degree Statewide
Medical Scientists
26.74
$26.74 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Physicists
66.88
$66.88 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Chemists
43.78
$43.78 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Materials Scientists
52.56
$52.56 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Environmental Scientists
29.22
$29.22 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Geoscientists
37.67
$37.67 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Hydrologists
32.31
$32.31 
Master's degree Statewide
Survey Researchers
23.21
$23.21 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
32.35
$32.35 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
48.52
$48.52 
Master's degree Statewide
 
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