Top 30 Minnesota Job Vacancies
The following table shows the top 30 job titles with the most vacancies in Minnesota during Fall 2017.*
*The top 30 job vacancies listed above only includes occupations that can lead to a career that may require some level of education, certification or experience. As well, occupations with median hourly wages lower than $10.00 were omitted. To see a complete listing of vacancies visit the latest Job Vacancy Survey.
** The job vacancy rate is the number of job vacancies expressed as a percent of the total number of existing jobs.
*** The median is the point at which 50 percent of workers make less and 50 percent make more (as reported by employers).
When comparing occupations, you should also take into account job quality. Some aspects to consider include:
- Low wage occupations, such as retail sales person, are more likely to be affected by high turnover. This is part of the reason why they have so many openings.
- Hiring in many occupations is seasonal. Retail establishments, for example, tend to hire more, often temporary, workers during the fall. Those temporary positions are represented in these numbers. Hiring for other positions, like teacher assistant, tends to be higher during the summer months and most teacher assistants work a school calendar and are off during the summer.
- Work status: Some occupations offer mostly part-time or temporary work. Some professions, like acting and musicians, are available mostly as freelance or temporary work on specific projects or events. Companies that hire these professions rarely hire new employees for long-term, permanent positions. Other occupations, like personal care aides and retail sales clerks offer primarily part-time hours.
- If job security is important to you, look at industries or occupations where permanent, full-time work is most common.