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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.
Medical Laboratory Technicians
21.30
$21.30 
Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineers
38.88
$38.88 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Motor Vehicles Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers
14.46
$14.46 
College certificate Statewide
Actuaries
45.59
$45.59 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
28.96
$28.96 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Bill and Account Collectors
17.12
$17.12 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Medical Scientists
26.74
$26.74 
Doctoral or professional degree Statewide
Training and Development Specialists
26.82
$26.82 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical Engineers
40.98
$40.98 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mental Health Counselors
20.96
$20.96 
Master's degree Statewide
Medical Assistants
16.10
$16.10 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
26.22
$26.22 
Associate's degree Statewide
Human Resources Managers
47.62
$47.62 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
17.91
$17.91 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Database Administrators
40.78
$40.78 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Web Developers
32.17
$32.17 
Not available Statewide
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
22.31
$22.31 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Financial Analysts
35.75
$35.75 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
10.84
$10.84 
Less than high school Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
17.34
$17.34 
Less than high school Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
15.64
$15.64 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Medical and Health Services Managers
43.00
$43.00 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
25.29
$25.29 
Not available Statewide
Home Health Aides
11.17
$11.17 
Less than high school Statewide
Insurance Sales Agents
26.65
$26.65 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Nurse Practitioners
46.54
$46.54 
Not available Statewide
Marketing Managers
55.81
$55.81 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
40.77
$40.77 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
19.55
$19.55 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Computer and Information Systems Managers
56.43
$56.43 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Sales Managers
50.53
$50.53 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
11.46
$11.46 
Less than high school Statewide
Systems Software Developers
46.47
$46.47 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
11.40
$11.40 
College certificate Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
30.74
$30.74 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Management Analysts
38.69
$38.69 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineers
38.77
$38.77 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Nursing Assistants
13.00
$13.00 
Not available Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
26.56
$26.56 
College certificate Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
35.85
$35.85 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
10.20
$10.20 
Less than high school 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
Market Research Analysts
30.26
$30.26 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Retail Salespersons
9.83
$9.83 
Less than high school Statewide
Accountants and Auditors
29.80
$29.80 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
23.02
$23.02 
Not available Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
14.56
$14.56 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
13.27
$13.27 
Less than high school Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
19.98
$19.98 
College certificate Statewide
 
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