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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.
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
26.13
$26.13 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Surgeons ------ Not available Statewide
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
21.72
$21.72 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
29.49
$29.49 
Not available Statewide
Wholesale and Retail Buyers
25.37
$25.37 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
31.84
$31.84 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Logisticians
35.35
$35.35 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Civil Engineering Technicians
27.36
$27.36 
Associate's degree Statewide
Compensation and Benefits Managers
52.37
$52.37 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Dispatchers
19.58
$19.58 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
32.35
$32.35 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Nurse Anesthetists
76.80
$76.80 
Not available Statewide
Hand Cutters and Trimmers
14.00
$14.00 
Less than high school Statewide
Training and Development Managers
50.07
$50.07 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
16.65
$16.65 
College certificate Statewide
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
35.75
$35.75 
Associate's degree Statewide
Public Relations Specialists
27.37
$27.37 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Tellers
11.84
$11.84 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Chemical Engineers
43.12
$43.12 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Physician Assistants
48.82
$48.82 
Master's degree Statewide
Internists
90.88
$90.88 
Not available Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
15.40
$15.40 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Surgical Technologists
24.59
$24.59 
College certificate Statewide
Executive Secretaries
22.70
$22.70 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
24.35
$24.35 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Computer Programmers
35.21
$35.21 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Compliance Officers
32.32
$32.32 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
18.95
$18.95 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Correctional Officers and Jailers
21.80
$21.80 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
47.87
$47.87 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Purchasing Agents
28.18
$28.18 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Medical Laboratory Technologists
29.74
$29.74 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
17.80
$17.80 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Administrative Service Managers
38.00
$38.00 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Cost Estimators
28.75
$28.75 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
24.27
$24.27 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
15.10
$15.10 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
17.79
$17.79 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
21.61
$21.61 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
23.64
$23.64 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Social and Community Service Managers
30.04
$30.04 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Family and General Practitioners
85.44
$85.44 
Not available Statewide
Information Security Analysts
43.56
$43.56 
Not available Statewide
Computer Network Support Specialists
28.83
$28.83 
Not available Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
14.99
$14.99 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
17.86
$17.86 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Architectural and Engineering Managers
59.85
$59.85 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Operations Research Analysts
41.51
$41.51 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Network Architects
44.64
$44.64 
Not available Statewide
Physical Therapists
37.61
$37.61 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
 
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