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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 Click to sort the table by this column 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
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Statewide Occupational Therapy Assistants
20.17
$20.17 
Associate's degree
Statewide Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
17.22
$17.22 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
23.10
$23.10 
College certificate
Statewide Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.45
$24.45 
Associate's degree
Statewide Foundry Mold and Coremakers
17.32
$17.32 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
17.17
$17.17 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Phlebotomists
16.39
$16.39 
Not available
Statewide Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
12.50
$12.50 
Less than high school
Statewide Gaming Managers
25.49
$25.49 
Some college, no degree
Statewide Occupational Therapists
31.96
$31.96 
Master's degree
Statewide Surveyors
29.58
$29.58 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
16.00
$16.00 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
18.03
$18.03 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Reporters and Correspondents
15.61
$15.61 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Credit Analysts
29.39
$29.39 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Agricultural Inspectors
21.98
$21.98 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers of Transportation Equipment
27.86
$27.86 
College certificate
Statewide Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
16.89
$16.89 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Statisticians
39.91
$39.91 
Master's degree
Statewide Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators
14.03
$14.03 
Less than high school
Statewide Insurance Underwriters
28.95
$28.95 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Metal Pourers and Casters
15.34
$15.34 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Metal-Refining Furnace Operators
17.60
$17.60 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
24.11
$24.11 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Chemical Technicians
22.78
$22.78 
Associate's degree
Statewide Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
17.99
$17.99 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Credit Authorizers and Checkers
21.37
$21.37 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Chemists
45.45
$45.45 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
25.57
$25.57 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electrical and Electronics Repairers
34.90
$34.90 
College certificate
Statewide Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
18.65
$18.65 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Advertising and Promotions Managers
48.50
$48.50 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
32.25
$32.25 
College certificate
Statewide Metal and Plastic Patternmakers
24.36
$24.36 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Driver/Sales Workers
10.43
$10.43 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Chiropractors
33.16
$33.16 
Doctoral or professional degree
Statewide Sound Engineering Technicians
24.77
$24.77 
College certificate
Statewide Chemical Plant and System Operators
18.57
$18.57 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Electric Motor and Power Tool Repairers
24.03
$24.03 
College certificate
Statewide Medical Appliance Technicians
17.55
$17.55 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Social Science Research Assistants
24.35
$24.35 
Associate's degree
Statewide Budget Analysts
34.94
$34.94 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Agricultural Engineers
34.86
$34.86 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Electricians
30.41
$30.41 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Farmers and Ranchers
38.74
$38.74 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Funeral Service Managers
31.80
$31.80 
Not available
Statewide Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
19.18
$19.18 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
26.74
$26.74 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Dietitians and Nutritionists
27.22
$27.22 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Mining and Geological Engineers
40.62
$40.62 
Bachelor's degree
 
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