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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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Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Title Examiners and Searchers
20.89
$20.89 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
19.27
$19.27 
Not available Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers
22.90
$22.90 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Order Clerks
16.71
$16.71 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Nurse Anesthetists
76.80
$76.80 
Not available Statewide
Correctional Officers and Jailers
21.80
$21.80 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Gaming Dealers
8.74
$8.74 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Medical Laboratory Technicians
21.30
$21.30 
Associate's degree Statewide
Wholesale and Retail Buyers
25.37
$25.37 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
17.34
$17.34 
Less than high school Statewide
Respiratory Therapists
30.87
$30.87 
Associate's degree Statewide
Surgeons ------ Not available Statewide
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
26.22
$26.22 
Associate's degree Statewide
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
24.18
$24.18 
Master's degree Statewide
Insurance Underwriters
29.22
$29.22 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
26.13
$26.13 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Transportation Equipment Painters
19.55
$19.55 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Cargo and Freight Agents
19.48
$19.48 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
31.82
$31.82 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
10.93
$10.93 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
29.49
$29.49 
Not available Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
12.84
$12.84 
Less than high school Statewide
Internists
90.88
$90.88 
Not available Statewide
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
29.43
$29.43 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Computer Hardware Engineers
47.14
$47.14 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Natural Sciences Managers
52.51
$52.51 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
17.79
$17.79 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Brokerage Clerks
20.75
$20.75 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Compensation and Benefits Managers
52.37
$52.37 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Chefs and Head Cooks
22.01
$22.01 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Obstetricians and Gynecologists ------ Not available Statewide
Construction Managers
41.50
$41.50 
Associate's degree Statewide
Production Helpers
10.88
$10.88 
Less than high school Statewide
Recordkeeping Weighers and Checkers
16.66
$16.66 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Electrical Engineers
40.98
$40.98 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Orderlies
14.72
$14.72 
Not available Statewide
Anesthesiologists ------ Not available Statewide
Sales Engineers
42.04
$42.04 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
16.12
$16.12 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Carpenters
22.06
$22.06 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
13.95
$13.95 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
23.64
$23.64 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Cost Estimators
28.75
$28.75 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
32.65
$32.65 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Middle School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Statewide
Bill and Account Collectors
17.12
$17.12 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
13.37
$13.37 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Bakers
12.43
$12.43 
Less than high school Statewide
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
21.72
$21.72 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
8.65
$8.65 
Less than high school Statewide
 
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