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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
Indicator 
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Education Required 
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Statewide Mechanical Door Repairers
20.13
$20.13 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Community Health Workers
18.99
$18.99 
Not available
Statewide Materials Engineers
41.68
$41.68 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide College Vocational Education Teachers
23.66
$23.66 
Not available
Statewide Transportation Equipment Painters
18.82
$18.82 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Dispensing Opticians
16.45
$16.45 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Audiologists
29.90
$29.90 
Doctoral or professional degree
Statewide Dentists
91.50
$91.50 
Doctoral or professional degree
Statewide Obstetricians and Gynecologists ------ Not available
Statewide Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
17.30
$17.30 
Not available
Statewide Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
11.98
$11.98 
Less than high school
Statewide Veterinarians
39.02
$39.02 
Doctoral or professional degree
Statewide Microbiologists
33.37
$33.37 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
32.78
$32.78 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
40.72
$40.72 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Personal Financial Advisors
28.45
$28.45 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Psychiatric Technicians
16.46
$16.46 
College certificate
Statewide Environmental Science Technicians
20.79
$20.79 
Associate's degree
Statewide Anesthesiologists ------ Not available
Statewide Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
18.46
$18.46 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Machinery Maintenance Workers
19.66
$19.66 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide College Health Specialties Teachers ------ Not available
Statewide Health and Safety Engineers
42.30
$42.30 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
30.18
$30.18 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Skincare Specialists
13.78
$13.78 
College certificate
Statewide Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
15.16
$15.16 
Associate's degree
Statewide Health Care Social Workers
24.41
$24.41 
Master's degree
Statewide Massage Therapists
17.72
$17.72 
College certificate
Statewide Food Scientists
33.87
$33.87 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Interviewers
14.93
$14.93 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Industrial Production Managers
44.47
$44.47 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Environmental Engineers
38.09
$38.09 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
33.16
$33.16 
Not available
Statewide Natural Sciences Managers
52.27
$52.27 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Rehabilitation Counselors
18.25
$18.25 
Master's degree
Statewide Pharmacists
61.12
$61.12 
Doctoral or professional degree
Statewide New Accounts Clerks
16.07
$16.07 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Loan Officers
29.90
$29.90 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
21.65
$21.65 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
27.23
$27.23 
Associate's degree
Statewide Psychiatric Aides
14.79
$14.79 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors
24.90
$24.90 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
32.21
$32.21 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Marriage and Family Therapists
22.24
$22.24 
Master's degree
Statewide Pediatricians
83.86
$83.86 
Not available
Statewide Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
28.37
$28.37 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Machinists
21.05
$21.05 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Multiple Machine Tool Operators
16.48
$16.48 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Medical Secretaries
18.54
$18.54 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Labor Relations Specialists
35.26
$35.26 
Not available
 
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