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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.
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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.
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers of Transportation Equipment
27.19
$27.19 
College certificate Statewide
Veterinarians
38.74
$38.74 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Logisticians
35.35
$35.35 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
15.07
$15.07 
Associate's degree Statewide
Metal and Plastic Model Makers
20.36
$20.36 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
11.09
$11.09 
Less than high school Statewide
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
16.51
$16.51 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Architectural and Engineering Managers
59.85
$59.85 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ Not available Statewide
Rolling Machine Operators
17.93
$17.93 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Dietitians and Nutritionists
26.62
$26.62 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Prepress Technicians and Workers
21.66
$21.66 
College certificate Statewide
Chiropractors
28.18
$28.18 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Fundraisers
29.13
$29.13 
Not available Statewide
Dental Laboratory Technicians
17.67
$17.67 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Nuclear Engineers
48.26
$48.26 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Hand Grinding and Polishing Workers
15.49
$15.49 
Less than high school Statewide
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
19.55
$19.55 
College certificate Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
12.08
$12.08 
Less than high school Statewide
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators
13.99
$13.99 
Less than high school Statewide
Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electrical and Electronics Repairers
34.62
$34.62 
College certificate Statewide
Real Estate Agents
18.14
$18.14 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Microbiologists
32.55
$32.55 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Bartenders
8.80
$8.80 
Less than high school Statewide
Medical Scientists
26.74
$26.74 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
19.65
$19.65 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Dietetic Technicians
14.52
$14.52 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Health and Safety Engineers
43.08
$43.08 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
28.48
$28.48 
Associate's degree Statewide
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
33.74
$33.74 
Not available Statewide
Roofers
25.34
$25.34 
Less than high school Statewide
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
25.31
$25.31 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Budget Analysts
32.40
$32.40 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Power Plant Operators
33.64
$33.64 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Gaming Cage Workers
9.85
$9.85 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Labor Relations Specialists
36.21
$36.21 
Not available Statewide
Farm Animal Caretakers
10.47
$10.47 
Not available Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
17.80
$17.80 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Buyers and Purchasing Agents of Farm Products
31.24
$31.24 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
9.58
$9.58 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
19.62
$19.62 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Middle School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Statewide
Optometrists
48.10
$48.10 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Millwrights
29.32
$29.32 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Commercial and Industrial Designers
28.13
$28.13 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
37.40
$37.40 
Associate's degree Statewide
Automotive Body Repairers
22.47
$22.47 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
15.78
$15.78 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Plumber Helpers
13.22
$13.22 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Fast Food Cooks
8.95
$8.95 
Less than high school Statewide
 
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