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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.

287 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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Retail Salespersons
14.67
$14.67  
five stars High School or less Central
Fast Food and Counter Workers
13.91
$13.91  
five stars Not available Central
Fast Food and Counter Workers
13.91
$13.91  
five stars Not available Central
Nursing Assistants
18.75
$18.75  
five stars Not available Central
Registered Nurses
39.15
$39.15  
five stars Associate's degree Central
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
25.01
$25.01  
five stars High School or less Central
Cashiers
14.15
$14.15  
five stars High School or less Central
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
20.96
$20.96  
five stars High School or less Central
Stockers and Order Fillers
15.28
$15.28  
five stars Not available Central
Janitors and Cleaners
17.40
$17.40  
five stars High School or less Central
Licensed Practical Nurses
23.72
$23.72  
five stars Vocational training Central
Customer Service Representatives
18.68
$18.68  
five stars High School or less Central
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.20
$19.20  
five stars High School or less Central
Elementary School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Central
Freight and Stock Laborers
18.67
$18.67  
five stars High School or less Central
Construction Laborers
23.14
$23.14  
five stars High School or less Central
General Office Clerks
18.91
$18.91  
five stars High School or less Central
High School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Central
Machinists
24.54
$24.54  
five stars Vocational training Central
Maids and Housekeepers
15.34
$15.34  
five stars High School or less Central
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
19.97
$19.97  
five stars High School or less Central
Fast Food Cooks
14.30
$14.30  
five stars High School or less Central
Maintenance and Repair Workers
23.36
$23.36  
five stars High School or less Central
Carpenters
24.28
$24.28  
five stars High School or less Central
Hand Packers and Packagers
11.96
$11.96  
five stars High School or less Central
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
22.78
$22.78  
five stars High School or less Central
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
30.98
$30.98  
five stars High School or less Central
Driver/Sales Workers
14.18
$14.18  
five stars High School or less Central
Food Preparation Workers
15.15
$15.15  
five stars High School or less Central
General and Operations Managers
37.66
$37.66  
five stars Bachelor's degree Central
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
23.51
$23.51  
five stars Vocational training Central
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
23.95
$23.95  
five stars High School or less Central
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
39.39
$39.39  
five stars High School or less Central
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
23.47
$23.47  
five stars High School or less Central
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.96
$18.96  
five stars High School or less Central
Restaurant Cooks
15.73
$15.73  
five stars High School or less Central
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
22.17
$22.17  
five stars High School or less Central
Pharmacy Technicians
19.46
$19.46  
five stars High School or less Central
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
19.71
$19.71  
five stars Not available Central
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
15.18
$15.18  
five stars Vocational training Central
Waiters and Waitresses
12.38
$12.38  
five stars High School or less Central
Food Batchmakers
18.30
$18.30  
five stars High School or less Central
Recreation Workers
15.26
$15.26  
five stars High School or less Central
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
22.55
$22.55  
five stars High School or less Central
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
14.98
$14.98  
five stars High School or less Central
Production Helpers
14.91
$14.91  
five stars High School or less Central
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
30.22
$30.22  
five stars High School or less Central
Accountants and Auditors
31.70
$31.70  
five stars Bachelor's degree Central
Construction Managers
45.68
$45.68  
five stars Bachelor's degree Central
Childcare Workers
14.71
$14.71  
five stars High School or less Central
 
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