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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.
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 Sort descending Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Occupational Therapy Assistants
21.59
$21.59 
Associate's degree Statewide
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
16.97
$16.97 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
23.98
$23.98 
College certificate Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.55
$24.55 
Associate's degree Statewide
Foundry Mold and Coremakers
19.00
$19.00 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
17.29
$17.29 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Phlebotomists
16.53
$16.53 
Not available Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
12.38
$12.38 
Less than high school Statewide
Gaming Managers
25.32
$25.32 
Some college, no degree Statewide
Occupational Therapists
32.79
$32.79 
Master's degree Statewide
Surveyors
29.90
$29.90 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
17.85
$17.85 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
17.52
$17.52 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Reporters and Correspondents
14.73
$14.73 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Credit Analysts
28.69
$28.69 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Agricultural Inspectors
20.76
$20.76 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers of Transportation Equipment
27.19
$27.19 
College certificate Statewide
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
16.51
$16.51 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Statisticians
40.75
$40.75 
Master's degree Statewide
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators
13.99
$13.99 
Less than high school Statewide
Insurance Underwriters
29.22
$29.22 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Metal Pourers and Casters
15.60
$15.60 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators
18.98
$18.98 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
24.33
$24.33 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Chemical Technicians
22.05
$22.05 
Associate's degree Statewide
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
19.65
$19.65 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Credit Authorizers and Checkers
20.91
$20.91 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Chemists
43.78
$43.78 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
25.31
$25.31 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electrical and Electronics Repairers
34.62
$34.62 
College certificate Statewide
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
19.33
$19.33 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Advertising and Promotions Managers
48.68
$48.68 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
32.09
$32.09 
College certificate Statewide
Metal and Plastic Patternmakers
23.22
$23.22 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
10.37
$10.37 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Chiropractors
28.18
$28.18 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Sound Engineering Technicians
18.47
$18.47 
College certificate Statewide
Chemical Plant and System Operators
26.60
$26.60 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Electric Motor and Power Tool Repairers
20.94
$20.94 
College certificate Statewide
Medical Appliance Technicians
18.89
$18.89 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Social Science Research Assistants
23.49
$23.49 
Associate's degree Statewide
Budget Analysts
32.40
$32.40 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Agricultural Engineers
39.04
$39.04 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electricians
28.64
$28.64 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Farmers and Ranchers
39.04
$39.04 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Funeral Service Managers
31.94
$31.94 
Not available Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
19.57
$19.57 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
26.96
$26.96 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Dietitians and Nutritionists
26.62
$26.62 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mining and Geological Engineers
41.93
$41.93 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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