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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

Region Sort descending There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Occupation Title Click to sort the table by this column Wage Click to sort the table by this column 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
Indicator 
Click to sort the table by this column Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Education Required 
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Statewide Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers
10.86
$10.86 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Power Distributors and Dispatchers
33.56
$33.56 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
26.74
$26.74 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
24.11
$24.11 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Chemical Plant and System Operators
18.57
$18.57 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Gas Plant Operators
29.66
$29.66 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
18.46
$18.46 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
18.61
$18.61 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
19.18
$19.18 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Hand Cutters and Trimmers
13.56
$13.56 
Less than high school
Statewide Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
16.89
$16.89 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
17.65
$17.65 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Medical Appliance Technicians
17.55
$17.55 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Transportation Equipment Painters
18.82
$18.82 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators
14.03
$14.03 
Less than high school
Statewide Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators
13.19
$13.19 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Molders, Shapers, and Casters
15.12
$15.12 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
25.68
$25.68 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
16.00
$16.00 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Driver/Sales Workers
10.43
$10.43 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
19.49
$19.49 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
15.79
$15.79 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Freight and Stock Laborers
12.87
$12.87 
Less than high school
Statewide Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
17.03
$17.03 
Less than high school
Statewide Advertising and Promotions Managers
48.50
$48.50 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Marketing Managers
56.53
$56.53 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Sales Managers
50.01
$50.01 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
47.51
$47.51 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Administrative Service Managers
37.75
$37.75 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Computer and Information Systems Managers
56.14
$56.14 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Financial Managers
51.92
$51.92 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Industrial Production Managers
44.47
$44.47 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Purchasing Managers
48.30
$48.30 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
40.72
$40.72 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Compensation and Benefits Managers
48.63
$48.63 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Human Resources Managers
48.22
$48.22 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Training and Development Managers
45.23
$45.23 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Farmers and Ranchers
38.74
$38.74 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Construction Managers
40.75
$40.75 
Associate's degree
Statewide Preschool Education Administrators
20.28
$20.28 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Architectural and Engineering Managers
57.91
$57.91 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Funeral Service Managers
31.80
$31.80 
Not available
Statewide Gaming Managers
25.49
$25.49 
Some college, no degree
Statewide Medical and Health Services Managers
43.13
$43.13 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Natural Sciences Managers
52.27
$52.27 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Social and Community Service Managers
30.36
$30.36 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Emergency Management Directors
31.03
$31.03 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Buyers and Purchasing Agents of Farm Products
32.51
$32.51 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Wholesale and Retail Buyers
27.50
$27.50 
High school diploma or equivalent
 
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