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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.

316 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.
Typical
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
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
Operations Research Analysts
41.51
$41.51 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mathematical Technicians
47.86
$47.86 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Surveyors
29.90
$29.90 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Aerospace Engineers
41.92
$41.92 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Civil Engineers
37.95
$37.95 
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
Electronics Engineers
37.40
$37.40 
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
Nuclear Engineers
48.26
$48.26 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Architectural and Civil Drafters
23.85
$23.85 
Associate's degree Statewide
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
26.22
$26.22 
Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Drafters
26.49
$26.49 
Associate's degree Statewide
Civil Engineering Technicians
27.36
$27.36 
Associate's degree Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
25.80
$25.80 
Associate's degree Statewide
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
29.48
$29.48 
Associate's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.55
$24.55 
Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
25.27
$25.27 
Associate's degree Statewide
Food Scientists
34.79
$34.79 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Microbiologists
32.55
$32.55 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Conservation Scientists
30.88
$30.88 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical Scientists
26.74
$26.74 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Chemists
43.78
$43.78 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
32.35
$32.35 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Environmental Science Technicians
20.86
$20.86 
Associate's degree Statewide
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
22.31
$22.31 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
24.18
$24.18 
Master's degree Statewide
Marriage and Family Therapists
22.66
$22.66 
Master's degree Statewide
Mental Health Counselors
20.96
$20.96 
Master's degree Statewide
Rehabilitation Counselors
17.42
$17.42 
Master's degree Statewide
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
28.96
$28.96 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Health Care Social Workers
24.20
$24.20 
Master's degree Statewide
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
23.64
$23.64 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Health Educators
22.82
$22.82 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
14.56
$14.56 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Title Examiners and Searchers
20.89
$20.89 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
 
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