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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

Region Click to sort the table by this column There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Occupation Title Click to sort the table by this column Wage Click to sort the table by this column 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
Indicator 
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Education Required 
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Statewide Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
25.68
$25.68 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Surgeons ------ Not available
Statewide Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
22.06
$22.06 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Radiologic Technologists
29.28
$29.28 
Not available
Statewide Wholesale and Retail Buyers
27.50
$27.50 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
28.41
$28.41 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Logisticians
36.60
$36.60 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Civil Engineering Technicians
26.94
$26.94 
Associate's degree
Statewide Compensation and Benefits Managers
48.63
$48.63 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Dispatchers
19.78
$19.78 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
30.13
$30.13 
Doctoral or professional degree
Statewide Nurse Anesthetists
77.71
$77.71 
Not available
Statewide Hand Cutters and Trimmers
13.56
$13.56 
Less than high school
Statewide Training and Development Managers
45.23
$45.23 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
16.31
$16.31 
College certificate
Statewide Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
35.58
$35.58 
Associate's degree
Statewide Public Relations Specialists
27.31
$27.31 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Tellers
11.97
$11.97 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Chemical Engineers
41.16
$41.16 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Physician Assistants
46.39
$46.39 
Master's degree
Statewide Internists ------ Not available
Statewide Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
15.79
$15.79 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Surgical Technologists
24.27
$24.27 
College certificate
Statewide Executive Secretaries
22.22
$22.22 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Industrial Machinery Mechanics
23.63
$23.63 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Computer Programmers
35.39
$35.39 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Compliance Officers
31.59
$31.59 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
18.57
$18.57 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Correctional Officers and Jailers
21.72
$21.72 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
47.51
$47.51 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Purchasing Agents
28.46
$28.46 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Medical Laboratory Technologists
29.86
$29.86 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
17.65
$17.65 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Administrative Service Managers
37.75
$37.75 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Cost Estimators
28.02
$28.02 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
23.97
$23.97 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Pharmacy Technicians
15.43
$15.43 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
18.25
$18.25 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Bus and Truck Mechanics
21.34
$21.34 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
22.39
$22.39 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Social and Community Service Managers
30.36
$30.36 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Family and General Practitioners
83.47
$83.47 
Not available
Statewide Information Security Analysts
43.47
$43.47 
Not available
Statewide Computer Network Support Specialists
29.43
$29.43 
Not available
Statewide Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
14.37
$14.37 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
17.62
$17.62 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Architectural and Engineering Managers
57.91
$57.91 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Operations Research Analysts
39.69
$39.69 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Computer Network Architects
41.97
$41.97 
Not available
Statewide Physical Therapists
36.40
$36.40 
Doctoral or professional degree
 
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