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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.

328 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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 Sort ascending Need help? Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Registered Nurses
39.40
$39.40  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Retail Salespersons
14.69
$14.69  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.22
$14.22  
five stars Not available Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.22
$14.22  
five stars Not available Statewide
Nursing Assistants
18.85
$18.85  
five stars Not available Statewide
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.67
$22.67  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Cashiers
14.17
$14.17  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Customer Service Representatives
20.10
$20.10  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
25.18
$25.18  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Stockers and Order Fillers
15.57
$15.57  
five stars Not available Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.80
$19.80  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
23.89
$23.89  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
18.98
$18.98  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
23.52
$23.52  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
17.80
$17.80  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.13
$23.13  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.60
$23.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
31.42
$31.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
General and Operations Managers
42.37
$42.37  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Management Analysts
47.47
$47.47  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Marketing Managers
75.43
$75.43  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
19.81
$19.81  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Elementary School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
31.16
$31.16  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Accountants and Auditors
37.86
$37.86  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical Assistants
24.05
$24.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
23.75
$23.75  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Preparation Workers
14.99
$14.99  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Engineers
48.52
$48.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Market Research Analysts
38.08
$38.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Systems Analysts
49.85
$49.85  
five stars Not available Statewide
Financial Managers
63.05
$63.05  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
31.42
$31.42  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
28.66
$28.66  
five stars Not available Statewide
Sales Managers
62.69
$62.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
31.29
$31.29  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical and Health Services Managers
48.74
$48.74  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
43.01
$43.01  
five stars Not available Statewide
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
31.84
$31.84  
five stars Not available Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
14.42
$14.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Production Helpers
14.85
$14.85  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.78
$18.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
18.41
$18.41  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Security Guards
19.02
$19.02  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Mechanical Engineers
39.76
$39.76  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
39.00
$39.00  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
29.88
$29.88  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
 
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