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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.
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Region Sort descending There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Financial Analysts
37.20
$37.20 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Personal Financial Advisors
36.13
$36.13 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Insurance Underwriters
29.45
$29.45 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Examiners
38.40
$38.40 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Loan Officers
32.96
$32.96 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Systems Analysts
41.36
$41.36 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Information Security Analysts
43.34
$43.34 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Programmers
35.84
$35.84 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Applications Software Developers
43.87
$43.87 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Systems Software Developers
47.40
$47.40 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Web Developers
30.56
$30.56 
Associate's degree Statewide
Database Administrators
43.94
$43.94 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
37.42
$37.42 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Network Architects
45.88
$45.88 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
23.93
$23.93 
Some college, no degree Statewide
Computer Network Support Specialists
28.87
$28.87 
Associate's degree Statewide
Operations Research Analysts
40.54
$40.54 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mathematical Technicians
26.39
$26.39 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Surveyors
32.45
$32.45 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Aerospace Engineers
46.35
$46.35 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Civil Engineers
39.47
$39.47 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Hardware Engineers
46.40
$46.40 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical Engineers
42.60
$42.60 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electronics Engineers
38.02
$38.02 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Environmental Engineers
36.80
$36.80 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Health and Safety Engineers
41.65
$41.65 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineers
39.81
$39.81 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Materials Engineers
43.04
$43.04 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineers
38.65
$38.65 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Nuclear Engineers
49.33
$49.33 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Architectural and Civil Drafters
23.76
$23.76 
Associate's degree Statewide
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
26.07
$26.07 
Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Drafters
26.94
$26.94 
Associate's degree Statewide
Civil Engineering Technicians
28.02
$28.02 
Associate's degree Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
26.60
$26.60 
Associate's degree Statewide
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
27.35
$27.35 
Associate's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.62
$24.62 
Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
26.83
$26.83 
Associate's degree Statewide
Food Scientists
36.14
$36.14 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Microbiologists
30.79
$30.79 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Conservation Scientists
32.37
$32.37 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical Scientists
26.71
$26.71 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Chemists
45.03
$45.03 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
33.97
$33.97 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Environmental Science Technicians
22.65
$22.65 
Associate's degree Statewide
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
22.04
$22.04 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
24.05
$24.05 
Master's degree Statewide
Marriage and Family Therapists
23.37
$23.37 
Master's degree Statewide
Mental Health Counselors
21.54
$21.54 
Master's degree Statewide
 
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