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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.
Current
Demand
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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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Education Required
Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Mechanical Door Repairers
20.94
$20.94 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Community Health Workers
19.87
$19.87 
Not available Statewide
Materials Engineers
42.26
$42.26 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
College Vocational Education Teachers
23.47
$23.47 
Not available Statewide
Transportation Equipment Painters
19.55
$19.55 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Dispensing Opticians
16.43
$16.43 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Audiologists
36.01
$36.01 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Dentists
87.12
$87.12 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Obstetricians and Gynecologists ------ Not available Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
19.27
$19.27 
Not available Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
11.59
$11.59 
Less than high school Statewide
Veterinarians
38.74
$38.74 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Microbiologists
32.55
$32.55 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
32.61
$32.61 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
41.26
$41.26 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Personal Financial Advisors
30.84
$30.84 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
15.29
$15.29 
College certificate Statewide
Environmental Science Technicians
20.86
$20.86 
Associate's degree Statewide
Anesthesiologists ------ Not available Statewide
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
18.73
$18.73 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
19.77
$19.77 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
College Health Specialties Teachers ------ Not available Statewide
Health and Safety Engineers
43.08
$43.08 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
28.78
$28.78 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Skincare Specialists
13.80
$13.80 
College certificate Statewide
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
15.07
$15.07 
Associate's degree Statewide
Health Care Social Workers
24.20
$24.20 
Master's degree Statewide
Massage Therapists
19.43
$19.43 
College certificate Statewide
Food Scientists
34.79
$34.79 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Interviewers
15.34
$15.34 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Industrial Production Managers
43.12
$43.12 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Environmental Engineers
38.15
$38.15 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
33.74
$33.74 
Not available Statewide
Natural Sciences Managers
52.51
$52.51 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Rehabilitation Counselors
17.42
$17.42 
Master's degree Statewide
Pharmacists
62.59
$62.59 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
New Accounts Clerks
16.06
$16.06 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Loan Officers
30.57
$30.57 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
21.91
$21.91 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
28.48
$28.48 
Associate's degree Statewide
Psychiatric Aides
15.02
$15.02 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors
26.43
$26.43 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
32.65
$32.65 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Marriage and Family Therapists
22.66
$22.66 
Master's degree Statewide
Pediatricians
85.21
$85.21 
Not available Statewide
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
30.43
$30.43 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Machinists
21.63
$21.63 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
16.40
$16.40 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Medical Secretaries
18.64
$18.64 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Labor Relations Specialists
36.21
$36.21 
Not available Statewide
 
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