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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.
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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.
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
33.21
$33.21 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.62
$24.62 
Associate's degree Statewide
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
47.67
$47.67 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
17.68
$17.68 
College certificate Statewide
Dentists
86.81
$86.81 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
High School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Statewide
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
9.89
$9.89 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
19.05
$19.05 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Civil Engineers
39.47
$39.47 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Team Assemblers
14.33
$14.33 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
College Education Administrators
39.10
$39.10 
Master's degree Statewide
Occupational Therapists
34.05
$34.05 
Master's degree Statewide
Dental Assistants
21.08
$21.08 
College certificate Statewide
Training and Development Managers
52.13
$52.13 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mental Health Counselors
21.54
$21.54 
Master's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
29.78
$29.78 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Athletic Trainers ------ Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical Laboratory Technologists
30.96
$30.96 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
15.90
$15.90 
Less than high school Statewide
Administrative Service Managers
39.01
$39.01 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Health Care Social Workers
25.17
$25.17 
Master's degree Statewide
Pharmacists
61.83
$61.83 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Electricians
28.90
$28.90 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Physician Assistants
50.06
$50.06 
Master's degree Statewide
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
22.04
$22.04 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Purchasing Agents
28.72
$28.72 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Legal Secretaries
22.59
$22.59 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
30.36
$30.36 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Security Guards
13.61
$13.61 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
33.97
$33.97 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
33.46
$33.46 
Master's degree Statewide
Farm Equipment Mechanics
18.59
$18.59 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Surgical Technologists
24.67
$24.67 
College certificate Statewide
Financial Analysts
37.20
$37.20 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Rehabilitation Counselors
15.24
$15.24 
Master's degree Statewide
Computer Network Support Specialists
28.87
$28.87 
Associate's degree Statewide
Loan Officers
32.96
$32.96 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
12.32
$12.32 
Less than high school Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
31.29
$31.29 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Information Security Analysts
43.34
$43.34 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
25.28
$25.28 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Personal Financial Advisors
36.13
$36.13 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Interviewers
16.00
$16.00 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Childcare Workers
10.90
$10.90 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
18.81
$18.81 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
28.95
$28.95 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer and Information Systems Managers
59.19
$59.19 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Marketing Managers
58.19
$58.19 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
34.48
$34.48 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
New Accounts Clerks
16.27
$16.27 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
 
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