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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.
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.
Title Examiners and Searchers
20.58
$20.58 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
19.48
$19.48 
College certificate Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers
24.67
$24.67 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Order Clerks
17.03
$17.03 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Nurse Anesthetists
76.39
$76.39 
Master's degree Statewide
Correctional Officers and Jailers
22.81
$22.81 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Gaming Dealers
8.93
$8.93 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Medical Laboratory Technicians
21.87
$21.87 
Associate's degree Statewide
Wholesale and Retail Buyers
28.40
$28.40 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
17.07
$17.07 
Less than high school Statewide
Respiratory Therapists
31.44
$31.44 
Associate's degree Statewide
Surgeons ------ Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
26.07
$26.07 
Associate's degree Statewide
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
24.05
$24.05 
Master's degree Statewide
Insurance Underwriters
29.45
$29.45 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
26.77
$26.77 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Transportation Equipment Painters
20.50
$20.50 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Cargo and Freight Agents
21.37
$21.37 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
33.04
$33.04 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
12.24
$12.24 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
30.69
$30.69 
Associate's degree Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
13.19
$13.19 
Less than high school Statewide
Internists ------ Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
30.00
$30.00 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Computer Hardware Engineers
46.40
$46.40 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Natural Sciences Managers
52.12
$52.12 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
18.07
$18.07 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Brokerage Clerks
21.20
$21.20 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Compensation and Benefits Managers
54.67
$54.67 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chefs and Head Cooks
21.50
$21.50 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Obstetricians and Gynecologists ------ Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Construction Managers
41.79
$41.79 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Production Helpers
10.47
$10.47 
Less than high school Statewide
Recordkeeping Weighers and Checkers
17.66
$17.66 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Electrical Engineers
42.60
$42.60 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Orderlies
14.74
$14.74 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Anesthesiologists ------ Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Sales Engineers
45.47
$45.47 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
16.15
$16.15 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Carpenters
21.74
$21.74 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
14.02
$14.02 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
22.52
$22.52 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Cost Estimators
28.80
$28.80 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
34.22
$34.22 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Middle School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Statewide
Bill and Account Collectors
16.77
$16.77 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
13.45
$13.45 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Bakers
13.25
$13.25 
Less than high school Statewide
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
22.56
$22.56 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
8.91
$8.91 
Less than high school Statewide
 
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