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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
38.65
$38.65 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical and Health Services Managers
44.61
$44.61 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
13.41
$13.41 
Less than high school Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
10.35
$10.35 
Less than high school Statewide
Human Resources Managers
47.62
$47.62 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Executive Secretaries
23.32
$23.32 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
15.98
$15.98 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
26.36
$26.36 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Database Administrators
43.94
$43.94 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Network Architects
45.88
$45.88 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Web Developers
30.56
$30.56 
Associate's degree Statewide
Machinists
21.93
$21.93 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
25.36
$25.36 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
15.22
$15.22 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
18.46
$18.46 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Physical Therapists
37.48
$37.48 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Family and General Practitioners
85.69
$85.69 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
45.37
$45.37 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
19.42
$19.42 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Statewide
Management Analysts
36.79
$36.79 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical Secretaries
19.18
$19.18 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Sales Managers
52.14
$52.14 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
17.77
$17.77 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Computer Programmers
35.84
$35.84 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
27.47
$27.47 
College certificate Statewide
Training and Development Specialists
27.40
$27.40 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
10.52
$10.52 
Less than high school Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
9.87
$9.87 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
21.87
$21.87 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
37.42
$37.42 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Systems Software Developers
47.40
$47.40 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
18.36
$18.36 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Medical Assistants
16.77
$16.77 
College certificate Statewide
Nurse Practitioners
49.86
$49.86 
Master's degree Statewide
Tellers
11.92
$11.92 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
17.06
$17.06 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Financial Managers
55.38
$55.38 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
18.16
$18.16 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Industrial Engineers
39.81
$39.81 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
23.93
$23.93 
Some college, no degree Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
12.15
$12.15 
Less than high school Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
15.93
$15.93 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
11.43
$11.43 
Less than high school Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
14.13
$14.13 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Construction Laborers
19.98
$19.98 
Less than high school Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
19.99
$19.99 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Accountants and Auditors
30.60
$30.60 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Market Research Analysts
30.81
$30.81 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Home Health Aides
11.58
$11.58 
Less than high school Statewide
 
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