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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.

234 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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Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
9.83
$9.83 
Less than high school Northwest
Nursing Assistants
13.44
$13.44 
College certificate Northwest
Teacher Assistants ------ Some college, no degree Northwest
Cashiers
9.84
$9.84 
Less than high school Northwest
Registered Nurses
30.1
$30.1 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Janitors and Cleaners
14.39
$14.39 
Less than high school Northwest
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
11.84
$11.84 
Less than high school Northwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
19.71
$19.71 
College certificate Northwest
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Northwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
18.8
$18.8 
College certificate Northwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
14.53
$14.53 
Less than high school Northwest
Personal Care Aides
11.69
$11.69 
Less than high school Northwest
Restaurant Cooks
12.75
$12.75 
Less than high school Northwest
Elementary School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Northwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
21.72
$21.72 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Team Assemblers
16.42
$16.42 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
19.48
$19.48 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
General Office Clerks
15.45
$15.45 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
16.14
$16.14 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
12.9
$12.9 
Less than high school Northwest
Maids and Housekeepers
10.04
$10.04 
Less than high school Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
17.7
$17.7 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
19.4
$19.4 
Some college, no degree Northwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
16.28
$16.28 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
26.68
$26.68 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
15.16
$15.16 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
10.74
$10.74  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Middle School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Northwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
22.97
$22.97 
Associate's degree Northwest
Retail Salespersons
11.58
$11.58 
Less than high school Northwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
12.52
$12.52 
Less than high school Northwest
Insurance Sales Agents
21.99
$21.99 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Customer Service Representatives
17.34
$17.34 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Tellers
14.59
$14.59 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Parts Salespersons
16.72
$16.72 
Less than high school Northwest
Home Health Aides
13.13
$13.13 
Less than high school Northwest
Industrial Engineers
41.76
$41.76  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Construction Laborers
17.1
$17.1 
Less than high school Northwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
25.85
$25.85 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Loan Officers
37.36
$37.36 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
24.27
$24.27 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
27.63
$27.63 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
School Bus Drivers
16.36
$16.36 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
14.78
$14.78  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Northwest
Purchasing Agents
29.19
$29.19 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Social and Community Service Managers
30.18
$30.18 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
15.11
$15.11 
College certificate Northwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
18.31
$18.31 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
16.87
$16.87 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
25.46
$25.46 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
15.95
$15.95 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Childcare Workers
9.68
$9.68 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Waiters and Waitresses
9.58
$9.58 
Less than high school Northwest
Machinists
23.07
$23.07 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
21.71
$21.71 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
High School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Northwest
Accountants and Auditors
27.34
$27.34 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Production Helpers
17.45
$17.45 
Less than high school Northwest
Bartenders
9.78
$9.78 
Less than high school Northwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
20.99
$20.99 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ Master's degree Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
17.61
$17.61 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
22.48
$22.48 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
39.76
$39.76 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electricians
26.63
$26.63 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Computer User Support Specialists
19.55
$19.55 
Some college, no degree Northwest
Marketing Managers
42.39
$42.39 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
22.41
$22.41  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
17.65
$17.65 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Executive Secretaries
21.21
$21.21 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Systems Software Developers
50.06
$50.06  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Industrial Production Managers
40.89
$40.89 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Financial Managers
37.5
$37.5 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
24.26
$24.26 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
17.23
$17.23 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Radiologic Technologists
27.22
$27.22 
Associate's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
36.32
$36.32 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
17.53
$17.53 
College certificate Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
18.71
$18.71 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
29.81
$29.81 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Food Preparation Workers
10.24
$10.24 
Less than high school Northwest
Sales Managers
43.42
$43.42 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
21.36
$21.36 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Bakers
14.72
$14.72 
Less than high school Northwest
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
19.69
$19.69  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Training and Development Specialists
23.92
$23.92 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
18.29
$18.29  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Human Resources Specialists
22.14
$22.14 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Order Clerks
17.65
$17.65 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Market Research Analysts
25.09
$25.09 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Family and General Practitioners
91.72
$91.72  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Northwest
Medical Secretaries
17.98
$17.98 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
17.24
$17.24  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Northwest
Physical Therapists
38.8
$38.8 
Doctoral or professional degree Northwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
26
$26 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Mechanical Engineers
38.26
$38.26  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
54.62
$54.62 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Receptionists and Information Clerks
13.57
$13.57 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
22.43
$22.43  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Architectural and Engineering Managers
64.76
$64.76  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Pharmacists
66.94
$66.94 
Doctoral or professional degree Northwest
Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
18.61
$18.61 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Human Resources Managers
40.92
$40.92 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
34.58
$34.58 
College certificate Northwest
Mental Health Counselors
21.95
$21.95 
Master's degree Northwest
Computer Systems Analysts
33.44
$33.44 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
28.28
$28.28 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
27.34
$27.34 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
21.21
$21.21 
College certificate Northwest
Medical Assistants
16.37
$16.37 
College certificate Northwest
Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors
23.39
$23.39 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
23.25
$23.25  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
23.72
$23.72 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Medical Laboratory Technologists
27.19
$27.19 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
18.49
$18.49 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
19.89
$19.89 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Carpenters
17.6
$17.6 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Physician Assistants
55.92
$55.92 
Master's degree Northwest
Surgical Technologists
21.89
$21.89 
College certificate Northwest
Health Care Social Workers
25.44
$25.44 
Master's degree Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
16.94
$16.94  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Interviewers
14.74
$14.74 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Fundraisers
24.11
$24.11 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Administrative Service Managers
38.53
$38.53 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Chiropractors
32.85
$32.85  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Northwest
Supervisors of Firefighters
34.5
$34.5  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Northwest
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
30.36
$30.36  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
38.58
$38.58 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Civil Engineers
40.18
$40.18 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
11.25
$11.25 
Less than high school Northwest
Motorcycle Mechanics
16.82
$16.82  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Northwest
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
17.55
$17.55  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Northwest
Credit Counselors
21.98
$21.98  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Residential Advisors
16.86
$16.86  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Environmental Engineers
35.54
$35.54  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Preschool Education Administrators
21.65
$21.65 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Applications Software Developers
36.94
$36.94 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Procurement Clerks
17.61
$17.61 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Internists
95.61
$95.61 
Doctoral or professional degree Northwest
Religious Activities Directors
22.34
$22.34  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
31.18
$31.18 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
54.39
$54.39 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Dentists
68.05
$68.05 
Doctoral or professional degree Northwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
16.83
$16.83  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Northwest
Food Counter Attendants
9.72
$9.72  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Northwest
Nurse Practitioners
64.17
$64.17 
Master's degree Northwest
Database Administrators
43.95
$43.95  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Respiratory Therapists
25.09
$25.09 
Associate's degree Northwest
Librarians
21.11
$21.11 
Master's degree Northwest
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
31.62
$31.62 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
18.18
$18.18  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Dispensing Opticians
15.97
$15.97 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
13.67
$13.67 
College certificate Northwest
Automotive Body Repairers
18.76
$18.76 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
28.9
$28.9 
Associate's degree Northwest
Occupational Therapists
34.55
$34.55 
Master's degree Northwest
Compliance Officers
35.97
$35.97 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Security Guards
11.34
$11.34 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Computer Operators
22.09
$22.09  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
24.28
$24.28 
Master's degree Northwest
Management Analysts
33
$33 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
17.13
$17.13  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
31.29
$31.29 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
29.1
$29.1  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Northwest
Lawyers
44.01
$44.01 
Doctoral or professional degree Northwest
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
13.95
$13.95  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Northwest
Obstetricians and Gynecologists ------ Doctoral or professional degree Northwest
Veterinarians
40.15
$40.15  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Northwest
Telemarketers
14.1
$14.1  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Northwest
Paper Goods Machine Operators
18.59
$18.59  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Optometrists
56.31
$56.31  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Northwest
Operations Research Analysts
38.98
$38.98  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electrical Engineers
43.74
$43.74  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Graphic Designers
17.53
$17.53 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
22.18
$22.18 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Computer Network Support Specialists
28.77
$28.77 
Associate's degree Northwest
Electronics Engineers
44.54
$44.54  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Credit Analysts
36.83
$36.83  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Bill and Account Collectors
17.44
$17.44  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Farmers and Ranchers
36.69
$36.69  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Driver/Sales Workers
11.77
$11.77 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Natural Sciences Managers
52.25
$52.25  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Occupational Therapy Aides
16.36
$16.36  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Firefighters
14.49
$14.49  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Northwest
Computer Network Architects
49.3
$49.3  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Logisticians
34.02
$34.02 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer Programmers
33.98
$33.98 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
26.41
$26.41 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Instructional Coordinators
31.5
$31.5 
Master's degree Northwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
20.72
$20.72  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Surgeons ------ Doctoral or professional degree Northwest
Cargo and Freight Agents
22.84
$22.84  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Agricultural Engineers
35.85
$35.85 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Chemists
32.17
$32.17 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Dietetic Technicians
15.48
$15.48  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Northwest
Butchers and Meat Cutters
15.84
$15.84 
Less than high school Northwest
Switchboard Operators
15.89
$15.89  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
41.75
$41.75 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
32.18
$32.18  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Northwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
19.69
$19.69 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
27.76
$27.76 
Associate's degree Northwest
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
39.11
$39.11 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Training and Development Managers
51.16
$51.16  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Construction Managers
36.55
$36.55 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
35.33
$35.33 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Legal Secretaries
25.05
$25.05  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
19.16
$19.16 
College certificate Northwest
Sales Engineers
34.25
$34.25 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
10.62
$10.62 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Medical Laboratory Technicians
22.1
$22.1 
Associate's degree Northwest
Environmental Engineering Technicians
20.55
$20.55  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Northwest
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
20.78
$20.78  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Northwest
Physical Therapist Assistants
21.07
$21.07 
Associate's degree Northwest
Dietitians and Nutritionists
25.88
$25.88 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
19.39
$19.39  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Dental Assistants
23.62
$23.62 
College certificate Northwest
Architectural and Civil Drafters
25.11
$25.11  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Northwest
Human Resources Assistants
19.73
$19.73 
Associate's degree Northwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
17.67
$17.67  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
19.41
$19.41 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Nurse Anesthetists
87.33
$87.33  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Northwest
Purchasing Managers
45.68
$45.68 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Advertising and Promotions Managers
57.42
$57.42  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Recreational Therapists
22.62
$22.62  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
28.77
$28.77  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Printing Press Operators
15.59
$15.59 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
25.21
$25.21 
Doctoral or professional degree Northwest
Health and Safety Engineers
39.96
$39.96  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Environmental Scientists
26.45
$26.45 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Agricultural Graders and Sorters
14.43
$14.43  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Northwest
Radio and Television Announcers
14.33
$14.33  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Medical Equipment Preparers
15.89
$15.89 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
 
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