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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.

243 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 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.
Personal Care Aides
12.72
$12.72 
Less than high school South Central
Nursing Assistants
13.04
$13.04 
College certificate South Central
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
19.51
$19.51 
College certificate South Central
Registered Nurses
27.31
$27.31 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
9.98
$9.98 
Less than high school South Central
Home Health Aides
11.64
$11.64 
Less than high school South Central
Restaurant Cooks
10.88
$10.88 
Less than high school South Central
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
11.32
$11.32 
Less than high school South Central
Janitors and Cleaners
12.46
$12.46 
Less than high school South Central
Freight and Stock Laborers
14.91
$14.91 
Less than high school South Central
Waiters and Waitresses
9.65
$9.65 
Less than high school South Central
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
17.12
$17.12 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Retail Salespersons
10.14
$10.14 
Less than high school South Central
Cashiers
9.84
$9.84 
Less than high school South Central
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
18.39
$18.39 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
14.78
$14.78  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school South Central
Licensed Practical Nurses
20.64
$20.64 
College certificate South Central
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
18.02
$18.02 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
General Office Clerks
15.17
$15.17 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Customer Service Representatives
15.54
$15.54 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
School Bus Drivers
14.86
$14.86 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
14.45
$14.45 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Team Assemblers
14.31
$14.31 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Social and Human Service Assistants
20.12
$20.12 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Maintenance and Repair Workers
18.72
$18.72 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
17.83
$17.83 
College certificate South Central
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
13.77
$13.77 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Hand Packers and Packagers
11.18
$11.18 
Less than high school South Central
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
26.19
$26.19 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Computer User Support Specialists
20.68
$20.68 
Some college, no degree South Central
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
28.14
$28.14 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Food Batchmakers
21.05
$21.05 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Production Helpers
11.64
$11.64 
Less than high school South Central
Childcare Workers
9.75
$9.75 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
22.96
$22.96 
College certificate South Central
Tellers
12.93
$12.93 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Sales Managers
50.99
$50.99 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
26.16
$26.16 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Medical Secretaries
17.39
$17.39 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
24.67
$24.67 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Accountants and Auditors
30.18
$30.18 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Industrial Engineers
36.45
$36.45 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
17.16
$17.16 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Bartenders
9.73
$9.73 
Less than high school South Central
Bakers
13.57
$13.57 
Less than high school South Central
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
16.83
$16.83 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
22.42
$22.42 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
17.52
$17.52 
Some college, no degree South Central
Electricians
29.71
$29.71 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Teacher Assistants ------ Some college, no degree South Central
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree South Central
Elementary School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree South Central
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
29.57
$29.57 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Financial Managers
47.95
$47.95 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Construction Laborers
20
$20 
Less than high school South Central
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
11.98
$11.98 
College certificate South Central
Bus and Truck Mechanics
19.33
$19.33 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Physician Assistants
51.83
$51.83 
Master's degree South Central
Telemarketers
14.1
$14.1  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school South Central
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
25.06
$25.06 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Industrial Engineering Technicians
21.96
$21.96 
Associate's degree South Central
Industrial Production Managers
39.56
$39.56 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
30.51
$30.51 
Doctoral or professional degree South Central
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
16.69
$16.69 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Construction Managers
40.96
$40.96 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Correctional Officers and Jailers
24.04
$24.04 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Machinists
17.94
$17.94 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Human Resources Managers
39.53
$39.53 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
30.55
$30.55 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Computer Network Support Specialists
24.68
$24.68 
Associate's degree South Central
Family and General Practitioners
96.23
$96.23 
Doctoral or professional degree South Central
Pharmacy Technicians
14.93
$14.93 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Medical Assistants
16.4
$16.4 
College certificate South Central
Cost Estimators
24.52
$24.52 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Plumber Helpers
17.11
$17.11  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
15.62
$15.62 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
18.2
$18.2 
Less than high school South Central
Nurse Practitioners
49.55
$49.55 
Master's degree South Central
Medical Laboratory Technologists
30.68
$30.68 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Mechanical Engineers
37.09
$37.09 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
21.28
$21.28 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Automotive Body Repairers
21.42
$21.42 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
25.83
$25.83 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Dental Assistants
23.49
$23.49 
College certificate South Central
Pharmacists
60.26
$60.26 
Doctoral or professional degree South Central
Loan Officers
36.29
$36.29 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Medical and Health Services Managers
35.46
$35.46 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Purchasing Agents
27.08
$27.08 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Computer and Information Systems Managers
50.24
$50.24 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Applications Software Developers
32.68
$32.68 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
47.26
$47.26 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
17.54
$17.54 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Computer Systems Analysts
37.15
$37.15 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
22.32
$22.32 
College certificate South Central
Farm Equipment Mechanics
20.48
$20.48 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Fast Food Cooks
9.71
$9.71  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school South Central
Firefighters
11.74
$11.74 
College certificate South Central
Lawyers
41.25
$41.25 
Doctoral or professional degree South Central
Farm Animal Caretakers
9.76
$9.76 
Less than high school South Central
Management Analysts
36.59
$36.59 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
17.08
$17.08 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
16.83
$16.83 
College certificate South Central
Farmworkers and Laborers
11.86
$11.86 
Less than high school South Central
Dentists
79.67
$79.67 
Doctoral or professional degree South Central
Food Counter Attendants
11.34
$11.34 
Less than high school South Central
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
20.63
$20.63 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Training and Development Specialists
25.92
$25.92 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Human Resources Specialists
23.89
$23.89 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Radiologic Technologists
28.9
$28.9 
Associate's degree South Central
Health Care Social Workers
22.45
$22.45 
Master's degree South Central
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
26.45
$26.45 
Associate's degree South Central
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
18.17
$18.17 
College certificate South Central
Electronics Engineers
38.11
$38.11 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Electrical Engineers
37.68
$37.68 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Civil Engineers
37.45
$37.45 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Machinery Maintenance Workers
17.1
$17.1 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Maids and Housekeepers
10.1
$10.1 
Less than high school South Central
Mental Health Counselors
26.49
$26.49 
Master's degree South Central
Physical Therapists
39.81
$39.81 
Doctoral or professional degree South Central
Internists
95.61
$95.61 
Doctoral or professional degree South Central
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers
24.33
$24.33 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
25.71
$25.71 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
22.45
$22.45 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Printing Press Operators
21.12
$21.12 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Residential Advisors
16.86
$16.86 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
24.33
$24.33 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
14.63
$14.63 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Prepress Technicians and Workers
22.15
$22.15 
College certificate South Central
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
26.5
$26.5 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Supervisors of Police Officers
37.91
$37.91 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Bill and Account Collectors
21.35
$21.35 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Architectural and Engineering Managers
52.77
$52.77 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
22.27
$22.27 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Interviewers
16
$16 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Marketing Managers
47.28
$47.28 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
18.3
$18.3 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
34.59
$34.59 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Human Resources Assistants
17.3
$17.3 
Associate's degree South Central
Vehicle Cleaners
11.65
$11.65 
Less than high school South Central
Optometrists
41.97
$41.97 
Doctoral or professional degree South Central
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
22.93
$22.93 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Dispensing Opticians
14.88
$14.88 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
11.32
$11.32 
Less than high school South Central
Coaches and Scouts ------ Bachelor's degree South Central
Computer Network Architects
42.84
$42.84 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
22.19
$22.19 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Credit Analysts
29.94
$29.94 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Architectural and Civil Drafters
24.52
$24.52 
Associate's degree South Central
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
11.6
$11.6 
Less than high school South Central
Computer Programmers
23.48
$23.48 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
9.65
$9.65 
Less than high school South Central
Highway Maintenance Workers
23
$23 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
26.71
$26.71 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
30.61
$30.61 
Bachelor's degree South Central
College Education Administrators
43.98
$43.98 
Master's degree South Central
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
20.08
$20.08 
College certificate South Central
Butchers and Meat Cutters
16.93
$16.93 
Less than high school South Central
Receptionists and Information Clerks
13.58
$13.58 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Systems Software Developers
47.24
$47.24 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Phlebotomists
15.16
$15.16 
College certificate South Central
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ Master's degree South Central
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.46
$22.46 
Master's degree South Central
Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors
28.13
$28.13 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Compliance Officers
28.83
$28.83 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Instructional Coordinators
33.48
$33.48 
Master's degree South Central
Recordkeeping Weighers and Checkers
17.72
$17.72 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
12.18
$12.18 
Less than high school South Central
High School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree South Central
Database Administrators
34.39
$34.39 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
17.03
$17.03 
Master's degree South Central
Parts Salespersons
13.76
$13.76 
Less than high school South Central
Driver/Sales Workers
10.06
$10.06 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
9.75
$9.75 
Less than high school South Central
Supervisors of Correctional Officers
33.17
$33.17 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Athletic Trainers ------ Bachelor's degree South Central
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
30.82
$30.82 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Middle School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree South Central
Pediatricians
96.16
$96.16  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Doctoral or professional degree South Central
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
23.88
$23.88 
Associate's degree South Central
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree South Central
Carpenters
22.47
$22.47 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Couriers and Messengers
16.81
$16.81 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Tool and Die Makers
26.35
$26.35 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
11.75
$11.75 
Less than high school South Central
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
28.31
$28.31 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Psychiatrists
94.81
$94.81 
Doctoral or professional degree South Central
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
18.29
$18.29  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Physical Therapist Assistants
22.58
$22.58 
Associate's degree South Central
Bailiffs
17.73
$17.73  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
15.39
$15.39  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Food Service Managers
23.27
$23.27 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Respiratory Therapists
32.25
$32.25  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree South Central
Administrative Service Managers
39.34
$39.34 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
22.06
$22.06 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Surgeons ------ Doctoral or professional degree South Central
Fundraisers
26.17
$26.17 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Logisticians
29.81
$29.81 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Billing and Posting Clerks
17.1
$17.1 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Medical Laboratory Technicians
22.38
$22.38 
Associate's degree South Central
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
37.47
$37.47 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Obstetricians and Gynecologists ------ Doctoral or professional degree South Central
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree South Central
Supervisors of Firefighters
36.97
$36.97 
College certificate South Central
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
17.97
$17.97  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Desktop Publishers
22.57
$22.57  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree South Central
Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
17.31
$17.31 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Recreational Therapists
26.6
$26.6 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Health and Safety Engineers
48
$48 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Veterinary Assistants
14.49
$14.49  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Medical Transcriptionists
18.91
$18.91 
College certificate South Central
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
32.18
$32.18  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Associate's degree South Central
Financial Examiners
46.31
$46.31 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Home Appliance Repairers
20.11
$20.11 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
20.65
$20.65 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Medical Equipment Preparers
19.17
$19.17 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Training and Development Managers
42.08
$42.08 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Preschool Education Administrators
18.12
$18.12 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Wholesale and Retail Buyers
24.07
$24.07 
Bachelor's degree South Central
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 South Central
Occupational Therapists
33.2
$33.2 
Master's degree South Central
Speech-Language Pathologists
27.37
$27.37 
Master's degree South Central
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
32.82
$32.82 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Order Clerks
17.26
$17.26 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Library Technicians
18.3
$18.3 
College certificate South Central
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
33.86
$33.86 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Marriage and Family Therapists
40.23
$40.23 
Master's degree South Central
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
32.94
$32.94 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
13.64
$13.64 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Security Guards
16.38
$16.38 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Massage Therapists
18.46
$18.46 
College certificate South Central
Farmers and Ranchers
38.4
$38.4 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
23.81
$23.81 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Legal Secretaries
20.15
$20.15 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Environmental Scientists
26.02
$26.02 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Food Preparation Workers
11.8
$11.8 
Less than high school South Central
Switchboard Operators
15.7
$15.7 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Advertising Sales Agents
21.97
$21.97 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Interpreters and Translators
22.79
$22.79  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Bachelor's degree South Central
Nurse Anesthetists
87.33
$87.33  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Master's degree South Central
Market Research Analysts
24.04
$24.04 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Buyers and Purchasing Agents of Farm Products
28.72
$28.72 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Veterinarians
38.33
$38.33 
Doctoral or professional degree South Central
 
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