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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 6 planning areas 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.

321 occupations found

Occupation Title Wage Need help? 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 Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Registered Nurses
38.12
$38.12  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
23.42
$23.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Retail Salespersons
12.38
$12.38  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Personal Care Aides
12.78
$12.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
11.57
$11.57  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Cashiers
11.72
$11.72  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nursing Assistants
16.54
$16.54  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
20.02
$20.02  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
16.56
$16.56  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Home Health Aides
14.22
$14.22  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
14.29
$14.29  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
17.86
$17.86  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
19.72
$19.72  
five stars High School or less Statewide
General Office Clerks
17.90
$17.90  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Applications Software Developers
46.58
$46.58  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
22.93
$22.93  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Computer Systems Analysts
44.03
$44.03  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
31.44
$31.44  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
21.03
$21.03  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Customer Service Representatives
18.55
$18.55  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Web Developers
38.09
$38.09  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Analysts
42.12
$42.12  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical and Health Services Managers
49.05
$49.05  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Waiters and Waitresses
11.09
$11.09  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Elementary School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
12.93
$12.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Counter Attendants
11.08
$11.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Childcare Workers
11.98
$11.98  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
14.67
$14.67  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
13.80
$13.80  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
18.00
$18.00  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Engineers
42.36
$42.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
High School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
18.68
$18.68  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
28.97
$28.97  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Management Analysts
38.43
$38.43  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
21.43
$21.43  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
29.57
$29.57  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
17.06
$17.06  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Mechanical Engineers
40.17
$40.17  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
School Bus Drivers
17.39
$17.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
19.65
$19.65  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Carpenters
24.66
$24.66  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
31.67
$31.67  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Electricians
34.85
$34.85  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Machinists
24.34
$24.34  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Teacher Assistants ------ five stars High School or less Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
17.05
$17.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
21.65
$21.65  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
17.72
$17.72  
five stars High School or less Statewide
 
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