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