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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.

264 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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Nursing Assistants
17.93
$17.93  
five stars Not available Arrowhead
Registered Nurses
35.13
$35.13  
five stars Associate's degree Arrowhead
Retail Salespersons
14.19
$14.19  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Fast Food and Counter Workers
11.97
$11.97  
five stars Not available Arrowhead
Fast Food and Counter Workers
11.97
$11.97  
five stars Not available Arrowhead
Janitors and Cleaners
15.49
$15.49  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
18.92
$18.92  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Waiters and Waitresses
11.79
$11.79  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Customer Service Representatives
18.19
$18.19  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Social and Human Service Assistants
19.15
$19.15  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Licensed Practical Nurses
23.25
$23.25  
five stars Vocational training Arrowhead
Medical Assistants
21.42
$21.42  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Restaurant Cooks
15.15
$15.15  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Maids and Housekeepers
14.66
$14.66  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
18.69
$18.69  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
25.06
$25.06  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Stockers and Order Fillers
14.62
$14.62  
five stars Not available Arrowhead
Food Preparation Workers
14.75
$14.75  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Maintenance and Repair Workers
23.31
$23.31  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Cashiers
13.54
$13.54  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
General Office Clerks
18.53
$18.53  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
20.86
$20.86  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
General and Operations Managers
36.28
$36.28  
five stars Bachelor's degree Arrowhead
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
23.42
$23.42  
five stars Not available Arrowhead
Mental Health Counselors
23.42
$23.42  
five stars Not available Arrowhead
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
28.70
$28.70  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
22.99
$22.99  
five stars Vocational training Arrowhead
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
21.58
$21.58  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Pharmacy Technicians
18.24
$18.24  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
29.11
$29.11  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Bartenders
11.47
$11.47  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Freight and Stock Laborers
18.79
$18.79  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Market Research Analysts
30.02
$30.02  
five stars Bachelor's degree Arrowhead
Driver/Sales Workers
14.16
$14.16  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Construction Laborers
22.78
$22.78  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
14.63
$14.63  
five stars Vocational training Arrowhead
Elementary School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Arrowhead
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
22.57
$22.57  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
14.65
$14.65  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Medical Secretaries
18.98
$18.98  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
34.50
$34.50  
five stars Vocational training Arrowhead
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
15.80
$15.80  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Accountants and Auditors
30.97
$30.97  
five stars Bachelor's degree Arrowhead
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
33.77
$33.77  
five stars Associate's degree Arrowhead
Carpenters
23.40
$23.40  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Childcare Workers
13.55
$13.55  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
30.10
$30.10  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Arrowhead
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
30.16
$30.16  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
Medical and Health Services Managers
39.32
$39.32  
five stars Bachelor's degree Arrowhead
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
15.51
$15.51  
five stars High School or less Arrowhead
 
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