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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.

252 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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 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.
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
9.73
$9.73 
Less than high school North Central
Retail Salespersons
10.98
$10.98 
Less than high school North Central
Registered Nurses
32.01
$32.01 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Cashiers
9.68
$9.68 
Less than high school North Central
Teacher Assistants ------ Some college, no degree North Central
Nursing Assistants
12.76
$12.76 
College certificate North Central
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
18.11
$18.11 
College certificate North Central
Personal Care Aides
11.34
$11.34 
Less than high school North Central
Licensed Practical Nurses
18.68
$18.68 
College certificate North Central
Maids and Housekeepers
10.67
$10.67 
Less than high school North Central
General Office Clerks
15.38
$15.38 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree North Central
Elementary School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree North Central
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
15.86
$15.86 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Social and Human Service Assistants
14.89
$14.89 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
11.26
$11.26 
Less than high school North Central
Production Helpers
14.22
$14.22 
Less than high school North Central
Team Assemblers
13.09
$13.09 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Janitors and Cleaners
14.48
$14.48 
Less than high school North Central
Home Health Aides
12.07
$12.07 
Less than high school North Central
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
16.89
$16.89 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
15.56
$15.56 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
14.76
$14.76 
Less than high school North Central
Customer Service Representatives
17.22
$17.22 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Freight and Stock Laborers
14.36
$14.36 
Less than high school North Central
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
18.56
$18.56 
Some college, no degree North Central
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
13.21
$13.21 
Less than high school North Central
Maintenance and Repair Workers
16.97
$16.97 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Medical Laboratory Technicians
21.67
$21.67 
Associate's degree North Central
Machinists
21.51
$21.51 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Carpenters
20.78
$20.78 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Postal Service Mail Carriers
21.91
$21.91 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
18.04
$18.04 
College certificate North Central
Sales Managers
36.11
$36.11 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
26.21
$26.21 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
9.78
$9.78 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
27.3
$27.3 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
18.67
$18.67 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Tellers
12.03
$12.03 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Waiters and Waitresses
9.76
$9.76 
Less than high school North Central
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
15.19
$15.19 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Medical and Health Services Managers
39.34
$39.34 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
23.81
$23.81 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Restaurant Cooks
13.89
$13.89 
Less than high school North Central
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
17.02
$17.02 
College certificate North Central
Nurse Practitioners
47.63
$47.63 
Master's degree North Central
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ Master's degree North Central
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
18.75
$18.75 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
24.43
$24.43 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
School Bus Drivers
19.18
$19.18 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Food Counter Attendants
9.68
$9.68 
Less than high school North Central
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
15.98
$15.98 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Order Clerks
18.35
$18.35 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Billing and Posting Clerks
17.53
$17.53 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Marketing Managers
50.83
$50.83 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Financial Managers
46.84
$46.84 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Middle School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree North Central
Pharmacy Technicians
16.36
$16.36 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
High School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree North Central
Medical Assistants
17.34
$17.34 
College certificate North Central
Family and General Practitioners
91.72
$91.72  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree North Central
Correctional Officers and Jailers
22.62
$22.62 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
20.53
$20.53 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Human Resources Specialists
24.65
$24.65 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Veterinarians
28.87
$28.87 
Doctoral or professional degree North Central
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
23.27
$23.27 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Electricians
25.67
$25.67 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Speech-Language Pathologists
30.2
$30.2 
Master's degree North Central
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
11.86
$11.86  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
College certificate North Central
Medical Secretaries
17.24
$17.24 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
29.61
$29.61 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Childcare Workers
17.33
$17.33 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Mental Health Counselors
23.43
$23.43 
Master's degree North Central
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
11.4
$11.4 
Less than high school North Central
Loan Officers
28.38
$28.38 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
16.87
$16.87 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Accountants and Auditors
26.48
$26.48 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Surgical Technologists
22.85
$22.85 
College certificate North Central
Bakers
13.85
$13.85 
Less than high school North Central
Printing Press Operators
17.26
$17.26 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Pharmacists
62.25
$62.25 
Doctoral or professional degree North Central
Supervisors of Police Officers
35.26
$35.26 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Systems Software Developers
39.91
$39.91 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
13.46
$13.46 
Less than high school North Central
Computer and Information Systems Managers
49.81
$49.81 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Transportation Security Screeners
19.34
$19.34  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Hand Packers and Packagers
13.31
$13.31 
Less than high school North Central
Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
14.68
$14.68 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
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 North Central
Industrial Production Managers
36.37
$36.37 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
23.17
$23.17 
Associate's degree North Central
Receptionists and Information Clerks
13.46
$13.46 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Rehabilitation Counselors
24.62
$24.62 
Master's degree North Central
Physical Therapists
37.2
$37.2 
Doctoral or professional degree North Central
Training and Development Specialists
23.89
$23.89 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Construction Managers
36.19
$36.19 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Fast Food Cooks
9.71
$9.71  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school North Central
Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors
26.15
$26.15 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Credit Analysts
35.57
$35.57 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
21.16
$21.16 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
21.15
$21.15 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Administrative Service Managers
36.75
$36.75 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
27.03
$27.03 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Civil Engineers
37.49
$37.49 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Computer Systems Analysts
34.96
$34.96 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Medical Laboratory Technologists
29.69
$29.69 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Physician Assistants
50.91
$50.91 
Master's degree North Central
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
20.17
$20.17 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
16.94
$16.94  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
28.77
$28.77  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
22.27
$22.27 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Radiologic Technologists
28.83
$28.83 
Associate's degree North Central
Prepress Technicians and Workers
20.74
$20.74 
College certificate North Central
Human Resources Managers
39.81
$39.81 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Purchasing Agents
24.88
$24.88 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Legal Secretaries
21.63
$21.63 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
28.97
$28.97 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
29.35
$29.35 
Doctoral or professional degree North Central
Respiratory Therapists
28.65
$28.65 
Associate's degree North Central
Internists
95.61
$95.61 
Doctoral or professional degree North Central
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
12.2
$12.2 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
17.55
$17.55  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school North Central
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
32.62
$32.62 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Computer User Support Specialists
22.43
$22.43 
Some college, no degree North Central
Industrial Engineers
30.96
$30.96 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Upholsterers
18.92
$18.92  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Architectural and Engineering Managers
54.99
$54.99 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Architectural and Civil Drafters
25.46
$25.46 
Associate's degree North Central
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
20.01
$20.01 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Preschool Education Administrators
24.76
$24.76 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Insurance Sales Agents
14.98
$14.98 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
9.67
$9.67 
Less than high school North Central
Massage Therapists
16.7
$16.7 
College certificate North Central
Applications Software Developers
40.51
$40.51 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Compliance Officers
30.42
$30.42 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Interviewers
14.73
$14.73 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
14.97
$14.97 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
18.41
$18.41 
College certificate North Central
Computer Network Architects
41.22
$41.22 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
18.94
$18.94  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Some college, no degree North Central
Parts Salespersons
14.15
$14.15 
Less than high school North Central
Management Analysts
29.83
$29.83 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Dentists
88.38
$88.38  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree North Central
Advertising Sales Agents
17.92
$17.92 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Chiropractors
32.85
$32.85  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree North Central
Mechanical Engineers
35.33
$35.33 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
28.17
$28.17 
Master's degree North Central
Market Research Analysts
28.78
$28.78 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Supervisors of Correctional Officers
31.7
$31.7 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Supervisors of Firefighters
37.35
$37.35 
College certificate North Central
Recordkeeping Weighers and Checkers
17.36
$17.36  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Training and Development Managers
45.01
$45.01 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
34.65
$34.65 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Desktop Publishers
22.57
$22.57  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree North Central
Buyers and Purchasing Agents of Farm Products
28.97
$28.97 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
19.16
$19.16 
College certificate North Central
Obstetricians and Gynecologists ------ Doctoral or professional degree North Central
Marriage and Family Therapists
20.58
$20.58 
Master's degree North Central
Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
24.74
$24.74 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Veterinary Assistants
14.49
$14.49  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
26.51
$26.51  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree North Central
Athletic Trainers ------ Bachelor's degree North Central
Computer Network Support Specialists
23.47
$23.47 
Associate's degree North Central
Environmental Engineers
35.54
$35.54  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree North Central
Architects
43.04
$43.04 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Residential Advisors
16.86
$16.86  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Purchasing Managers
43.15
$43.15 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Commercial and Industrial Designers
29.3
$29.3 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
40.94
$40.94 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Credit Authorizers and Checkers
20.86
$20.86  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Dispensing Opticians
16.45
$16.45 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Credit Counselors
21.98
$21.98  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree North Central
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
13.73
$13.73 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Database Administrators
31.74
$31.74 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
13.67
$13.67 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Computer Programmers
38.27
$38.27 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Occupational Therapists
12.18
$12.18 
Master's degree North Central
Reporters and Correspondents
13.09
$13.09 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Switchboard Operators
14.47
$14.47 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Chemical Engineers
37.5
$37.5  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree North Central
Medical Transcriptionists
18.02
$18.02 
College certificate North Central
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
22.99
$22.99 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Fundraisers
31.67
$31.67 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Pediatricians
96.16
$96.16  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree North Central
Automotive Body Repairers
21.72
$21.72  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Farm Animal Caretakers
12.06
$12.06  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school North Central
Writers and Authors
28.38
$28.38  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree North Central
Tool and Die Makers
27.86
$27.86 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
25.66
$25.66 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Surgeons ------ Doctoral or professional degree North Central
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
20.79
$20.79 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Financial Examiners
32.01
$32.01 
Bachelor's degree North Central
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree North Central
Nurse Anesthetists
87.33
$87.33  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree North Central
Procurement Clerks
19.65
$19.65 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Graphic Designers
17.27
$17.27 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
28.32
$28.32 
College certificate North Central
Anesthesiologists ------ Doctoral or professional degree North Central
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
22.32
$22.32 
College certificate North Central
Health Care Social Workers
25.33
$25.33 
Master's degree North Central
Lawyers
36.3
$36.3 
Doctoral or professional degree North Central
Personal Financial Advisors
36.37
$36.37 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
26.17
$26.17 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Couriers and Messengers
13.11
$13.11  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Real Estate Agents
16.37
$16.37 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
30.71
$30.71 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
17.65
$17.65 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Machinery Maintenance Workers
20.72
$20.72  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
10.7
$10.7 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Psychiatrists
94.81
$94.81 
Doctoral or professional degree North Central
Dietetic Technicians
15.48
$15.48  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree North Central
Editors
27.94
$27.94 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
32.18
$32.18  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree North Central
Electronics Engineers
44.54
$44.54  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree North Central
Medical Equipment Repairers
29.29
$29.29  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree North Central
Operations Research Analysts
38.98
$38.98  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree North Central
Rolling Machine Operators
16.77
$16.77  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Bus and Truck Mechanics
17.81
$17.81 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.45
$24.45 
Associate's degree North Central
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
14.58
$14.58  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Physical Therapist Assistants
23.38
$23.38 
Associate's degree North Central
Natural Sciences Managers
41.81
$41.81 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Logisticians
31.97
$31.97 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Electrical Engineers
41.99
$41.99 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Chemists
35.67
$35.67  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree North Central
Cost Estimators
21.32
$21.32 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
46.17
$46.17 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Human Resources Assistants
18.28
$18.28 
Associate's degree North Central
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
16.87
$16.87 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
29.14
$29.14 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Environmental Engineering Technicians
20.55
$20.55  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree North Central
Paper Goods Machine Operators
18.59
$18.59  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Information Security Analysts
42.59
$42.59  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree North Central
Computer Operators
22.09
$22.09  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Environmental Scientists
29.98
$29.98 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Farmers and Ranchers
36.69
$36.69  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Gaming Managers
34.56
$34.56  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
19.17
$19.17 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
28.73
$28.73 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Optometrists
52.25
$52.25 
Doctoral or professional degree North Central
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents
25.3
$25.3  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Dietitians and Nutritionists
30.53
$30.53 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Wholesale and Retail Buyers
20.48
$20.48 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Advertising and Promotions Managers
57.42
$57.42  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree North Central
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
24.54
$24.54 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Public Relations Specialists
25.57
$25.57 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Surveyors
40.2
$40.2 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Firefighters
16.3
$16.3 
College certificate North Central
Construction Laborers
15.47
$15.47 
Less than high school North Central
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
26.96
$26.96 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
16.81
$16.81 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
 
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