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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.
Typical
Education Required
Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Mechanical Engineers
38.88
$38.88 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical and Health Services Managers
43.00
$43.00 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
13.03
$13.03 
Less than high school Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
10.20
$10.20 
Less than high school Statewide
Human Resources Managers
47.62
$47.62 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Executive Secretaries
22.70
$22.70 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
15.64
$15.64 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
25.29
$25.29 
Not available Statewide
Database Administrators
40.78
$40.78 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Network Architects
44.64
$44.64 
Not available Statewide
Web Developers
32.17
$32.17 
Not available Statewide
Machinists
21.63
$21.63 
High school diploma or equivalent 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
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
17.29
$17.29 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Physical Therapists
37.61
$37.61 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Family and General Practitioners
85.44
$85.44 
Not available Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
40.77
$40.77 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
18.95
$18.95 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Statewide
Management Analysts
38.69
$38.69 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical Secretaries
18.64
$18.64 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Sales Managers
50.53
$50.53 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
17.60
$17.60 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Computer Programmers
35.21
$35.21 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
26.56
$26.56 
College certificate Statewide
Training and Development Specialists
26.82
$26.82 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
10.02
$10.02 
Less than high school Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
10.37
$10.37 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
21.61
$21.61 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
35.85
$35.85 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Systems Software Developers
46.47
$46.47 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
17.86
$17.86 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Medical Assistants
16.10
$16.10 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Nurse Practitioners
46.54
$46.54 
Not available Statewide
Tellers
11.84
$11.84 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
14.99
$14.99 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Financial Managers
52.98
$52.98 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
17.90
$17.90 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Industrial Engineers
38.77
$38.77 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
23.02
$23.02 
Not available Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
11.46
$11.46 
Less than high school Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
15.40
$15.40 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
10.84
$10.84 
Less than high school Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
14.06
$14.06 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Construction Laborers
19.59
$19.59 
Less than high school Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
19.55
$19.55 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Accountants and Auditors
29.80
$29.80 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Market Research Analysts
30.26
$30.26 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Home Health Aides
11.17
$11.17 
Less than high school Statewide
 
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