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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.
Registered Nurses
34.63
$34.63 
Associate's degree Statewide
Veterinarians
39.73
$39.73 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
33.46
$33.46 
Master's degree Statewide
Respiratory Therapists
31.44
$31.44 
Associate's degree Statewide
Physical Therapists
37.48
$37.48 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Occupational Therapists
34.05
$34.05 
Master's degree Statewide
Podiatrists
60.52
$60.52 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Physician Assistants
50.06
$50.06 
Master's degree Statewide
Surgeons ------ Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Psychiatrists
88.66
$88.66 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Pediatricians
88.70
$88.70 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Obstetricians and Gynecologists ------ Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Internists ------ Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Family and General Practitioners
85.69
$85.69 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Anesthesiologists ------ Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Pharmacists
61.83
$61.83 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Optometrists
51.87
$51.87 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Dietitians and Nutritionists
27.53
$27.53 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Dentists
86.81
$86.81 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Chiropractors
26.05
$26.05 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Commercial and Industrial Designers
29.10
$29.10 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
High School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Statewide
Middle School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Statewide
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Statewide
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Statewide
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Statewide
Middle School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Statewide
Elementary School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Statewide
Textile and Garment Pressers
10.34
$10.34 
Less than high school Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
12.32
$12.32 
Less than high school Statewide
Prepress Technicians and Workers
21.00
$21.00 
College certificate Statewide
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
19.87
$19.87 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
19.42
$19.42 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Metal and Plastic Model Makers
21.18
$21.18 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators
20.31
$20.31 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Machinists
21.93
$21.93 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Milling and Planing Machine Operators
17.01
$17.01 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
19.85
$19.85 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
17.14
$17.14 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
16.15
$16.15 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Rolling Machine Operators
15.22
$15.22 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
17.75
$17.75 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers
24.67
$24.67 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
18.07
$18.07 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
13.41
$13.41 
Less than high school Statewide
Butchers and Meat Cutters
16.87
$16.87 
Less than high school Statewide
Bakers
13.25
$13.25 
Less than high school Statewide
Team Assemblers
14.33
$14.33 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
16.00
$16.00 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
 
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