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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.

226 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
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 Sort ascending Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Maids and Housekeepers
12.99
$12.99 
Less than high school Headwaters
Registered Nurses
33.55
$33.55 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Cashiers
10.75
$10.75 
Less than high school Headwaters
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
23.61
$23.61 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
10.22
$10.22 
Less than high school Headwaters
Nursing Assistants
12.81
$12.81 
College certificate Headwaters
Licensed Practical Nurses
18.39
$18.39 
College certificate Headwaters
Teacher Assistants ------ Some college, no degree Headwaters
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
19.43
$19.43 
College certificate Headwaters
Retail Salespersons
11.61
$11.61 
Less than high school Headwaters
Janitors and Cleaners
14.47
$14.47 
Less than high school Headwaters
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
15.76
$15.76 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Elementary School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
11.52
$11.52 
Less than high school Headwaters
General Office Clerks
15.12
$15.12 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
13.73
$13.73 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Food Counter Attendants
9.72
$9.72  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Headwaters
Social and Human Service Assistants
20.18
$20.18 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
24.96
$24.96  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
10.06
$10.06 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
14.34
$14.34 
Some college, no degree Headwaters
Customer Service Representatives
14.49
$14.49 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Maintenance and Repair Workers
17.36
$17.36 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Restaurant Cooks
11.55
$11.55 
Less than high school Headwaters
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
25.05
$25.05 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
14.36
$14.36 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
24.83
$24.83 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Home Health Aides
12.65
$12.65 
Less than high school Headwaters
Sewing Machine Operators
13.27
$13.27  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Headwaters
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
14.23
$14.23 
College certificate Headwaters
Freight and Stock Laborers
11.67
$11.67 
Less than high school Headwaters
Automotive Body Repairers
21.72
$21.72  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Electricians
28.98
$28.98 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Computer User Support Specialists
21.68
$21.68 
Some college, no degree Headwaters
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
17.16
$17.16 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Human Resources Specialists
23.35
$23.35 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
22.9
$22.9 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Tellers
11.91
$11.91 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
11.31
$11.31 
College certificate Headwaters
Medical and Health Services Managers
46.28
$46.28 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Personal Care Aides
11.35
$11.35 
Less than high school Headwaters
Postal Service Mail Carriers
22.83
$22.83 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Pharmacy Technicians
18.41
$18.41 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
13.8
$13.8 
Less than high school Headwaters
Correctional Officers and Jailers
19.65
$19.65 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
21.46
$21.46 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Chefs and Head Cooks
19.04
$19.04  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Medical Secretaries
18.86
$18.86 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Pharmacists
58.9
$58.9 
Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
13.3
$13.3 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
College Education Administrators
39.38
$39.38 
Master's degree Headwaters
Financial Managers
44.96
$44.96 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Accountants and Auditors
28.88
$28.88 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
21.12
$21.12 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Radiologic Technologists
30.92
$30.92  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Headwaters
Loan Officers
30.06
$30.06 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
High School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
12.19
$12.19  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Headwaters
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
11.86
$11.86  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
15.03
$15.03  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
12.79
$12.79 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Physical Therapists
38.38
$38.38  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Receptionists and Information Clerks
14.43
$14.43 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
School Bus Drivers
17.07
$17.07 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Vehicle Cleaners
14.1
$14.1 
Less than high school Headwaters
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ Master's degree Headwaters
Mental Health Counselors
15.63
$15.63 
Master's degree Headwaters
Billing and Posting Clerks
18.19
$18.19 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Waiters and Waitresses
9.66
$9.66 
Less than high school Headwaters
Industrial Engineers
29.7
$29.7 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Food Batchmakers
15.45
$15.45  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Supervisors of Police Officers
35.58
$35.58 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
22.07
$22.07  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
22.78
$22.78 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Medical Laboratory Technologists
32.02
$32.02  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
24.05
$24.05 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Machinists
17.34
$17.34 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Childcare Workers
13.23
$13.23 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
22.29
$22.29 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Middle School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Driver/Sales Workers
17.46
$17.46 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Team Assemblers
14.96
$14.96  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
24.08
$24.08 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Interviewers
17.02
$17.02  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Management Analysts
30.63
$30.63 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
22.86
$22.86 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Family and General Practitioners
91.72
$91.72  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
16.25
$16.25 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
20.2
$20.2  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Executive Secretaries
24.16
$24.16 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Advertising Sales Agents
12.77
$12.77 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Computer Systems Analysts
30.77
$30.77 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
30.06
$30.06  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Nurse Practitioners
51.02
$51.02 
Master's degree Headwaters
Human Resources Managers
38.84
$38.84 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
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 Headwaters
Medical Laboratory Technicians
19.37
$19.37 
Associate's degree Headwaters
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
24.42
$24.42  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Firefighters
14.49
$14.49  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Human Resources Assistants
11.75
$11.75 
Associate's degree Headwaters
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
30.36
$30.36  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Order Clerks
16.88
$16.88  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Training and Development Specialists
18.69
$18.69 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Computer and Information Systems Managers
42.29
$42.29 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
9.98
$9.98 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Bakers
15.24
$15.24  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Headwaters
Industrial Production Managers
46.4
$46.4 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
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 Headwaters
Purchasing Agents
24.52
$24.52 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Civil Engineers
43.89
$43.89 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors
24.98
$24.98 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Lodging Managers
26.04
$26.04 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
12.54
$12.54 
Less than high school Headwaters
Health Care Social Workers
22.62
$22.62 
Master's degree Headwaters
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
28.45
$28.45 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Cost Estimators
19.18
$19.18 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Bus and Truck Mechanics
22.69
$22.69 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Sales Managers
37.48
$37.48 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
23.86
$23.86 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Carpenters
17.86
$17.86 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Industrial Engineering Technicians
18.88
$18.88 
Associate's degree Headwaters
Architectural and Engineering Managers
46.25
$46.25 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Rehabilitation Counselors
13.11
$13.11 
Master's degree Headwaters
Respiratory Therapists
32.25
$32.25  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Headwaters
Dental Laboratory Technicians
18.72
$18.72  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
24.02
$24.02  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
17.29
$17.29 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
30.59
$30.59 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
36.93
$36.93  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Motorboat Mechanics
21.08
$21.08  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Market Research Analysts
24.7
$24.7 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
16.94
$16.94  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Surgical Technologists
25.66
$25.66  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Dentists
46.21
$46.21 
Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
32.81
$32.81 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Compliance Officers
38.32
$38.32 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Switchboard Operators
14.8
$14.8 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Procurement Clerks
15
$15 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Applications Software Developers
44.12
$44.12  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
27.43
$27.43  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Lawyers
42.31
$42.31 
Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
17.35
$17.35 
Less than high school Headwaters
Credit Counselors
21.98
$21.98  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Environmental Scientists
32.21
$32.21  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
34.59
$34.59 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Marketing Managers
54.62
$54.62 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Natural Sciences Managers
43.44
$43.44 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
29.02
$29.02 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Residential Advisors
24.07
$24.07 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Architects
39.09
$39.09  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Electronics Engineers
44.54
$44.54  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Construction Managers
36.04
$36.04 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Prepress Technicians and Workers
21.98
$21.98  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
22.11
$22.11 
Master's degree Headwaters
Parts Salespersons
12.58
$12.58 
Less than high school Headwaters
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
20.01
$20.01 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Computer Operators
22.09
$22.09  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Preschool Education Administrators
24.56
$24.56  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Telemarketers
14.1
$14.1  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Headwaters
Medical Assistants
15.57
$15.57 
College certificate Headwaters
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
18.94
$18.94  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Some college, no degree Headwaters
Medical Equipment Preparers
19.77
$19.77  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Database Administrators
43.95
$43.95  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
18.29
$18.29  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Medical Transcriptionists
20.9
$20.9  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Couriers and Messengers
13.11
$13.11  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Machinery Maintenance Workers
20.72
$20.72  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Financial Examiners
41.48
$41.48  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Nurse Midwives
51.7
$51.7  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Headwaters
Legal Secretaries
18.03
$18.03 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
32.18
$32.18  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Headwaters
Dental Assistants
18.47
$18.47 
College certificate Headwaters
Veterinarians
40.15
$40.15  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
48.68
$48.68  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
20.78
$20.78  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Internists
95.61
$95.61 
Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
26.51
$26.51  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Headwaters
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
21.41
$21.41 
Associate's degree Headwaters
Computer Network Support Specialists
16.94
$16.94 
Associate's degree Headwaters
Credit Analysts
36.83
$36.83  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Computer Network Architects
50.67
$50.67 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Information Security Analysts
42.59
$42.59  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Systems Software Developers
50.06
$50.06  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Anthropologists and Archeologists
32.69
$32.69  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Headwaters
Marriage and Family Therapists
22.31
$22.31  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Headwaters
Orderlies
18.05
$18.05  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Electrical Engineers
34.39
$34.39 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Postal Service Clerks
20.3
$20.3 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Dispensing Opticians
18.25
$18.25  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Conservation Scientists
31.74
$31.74 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Phlebotomists
17.41
$17.41  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Obstetricians and Gynecologists ------ Doctoral or professional degree Headwaters
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
14.58
$14.58  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
10.93
$10.93  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Architectural and Civil Drafters
25.07
$25.07 
Associate's degree Headwaters
Fundraisers
25
$25 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Textile and Garment Pressers
13.15
$13.15  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Headwaters
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
34.01
$34.01  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
49.7
$49.7  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Computer Programmers
29.29
$29.29 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Graphic Designers
14.14
$14.14 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
33.16
$33.16 
Associate's degree Headwaters
Dietitians and Nutritionists
24.36
$24.36 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Physician Assistants
51.95
$51.95  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Headwaters
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
28.77
$28.77  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Administrative Service Managers
37.82
$37.82 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Food Service Managers
25.3
$25.3 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Mechanical Engineers
28.53
$28.53 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
29.1
$29.1  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate Headwaters
Real Estate Agents
18.65
$18.65  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
13.47
$13.47 
Less than high school Headwaters
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
9.74
$9.74  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Tax Examiners and Collectors
29.84
$29.84  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
24.6
$24.6  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Headwaters
Physical Therapist Assistants
26.37
$26.37  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree Headwaters
Paper Goods Machine Operators
18.59
$18.59  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Materials Engineers
48.11
$48.11  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Recreational Therapists
22.62
$22.62  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Nurse Anesthetists
87.33
$87.33  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree Headwaters
Chemists
35.67
$35.67  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Wholesale and Retail Buyers
21.75
$21.75 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Printing Press Operators
20.7
$20.7  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Health and Safety Engineers
39.96
$39.96  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
 
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