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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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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Registered Nurses
34.77
$34.77  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Nursing Assistants
16.27
$16.27  
five stars Not available Northwest
Retail Salespersons
13.74
$13.74  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
11.95
$11.95  
five stars Not available Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
11.95
$11.95  
five stars Not available Northwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
22.55
$22.55  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
21.80
$21.80  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
22.37
$22.37  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
14.06
$14.06  
five stars Not available Northwest
Customer Service Representatives
18.71
$18.71  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
29.13
$29.13  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
18.17
$18.17  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Assistants
20.73
$20.73  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
17.98
$17.98  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cashiers
12.64
$12.64  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
21.25
$21.25  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
16.97
$16.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Laborers
17.46
$17.46  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Janitors and Cleaners
15.93
$15.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Restaurant Cooks
15.04
$15.04  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Production Helpers
15.37
$15.37  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Food Preparation Workers
14.57
$14.57  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Secretaries
19.02
$19.02  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
18.40
$18.40  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
31.33
$31.33  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
21.36
$21.36  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Elementary School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Maids and Housekeepers
14.60
$14.60  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
19.33
$19.33  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Driver/Sales Workers
12.28
$12.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
17.14
$17.14  
five stars High School or less Northwest
High School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
General Office Clerks
17.52
$17.52  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
21.57
$21.57  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.45
$18.45  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
21.23
$21.23  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
18.75
$18.75  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer User Support Specialists
23.92
$23.92  
five stars Not available Northwest
Machinists
22.75
$22.75  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
28.08
$28.08  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
15.18
$15.18  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
18.96
$18.96  
five stars Not available Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
18.96
$18.96  
five stars Not available Northwest
General and Operations Managers
40.00
$40.00  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Carpenters
20.69
$20.69  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food Cooks
13.53
$13.53  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
18.60
$18.60  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
24.91
$24.91  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
25.89
$25.89  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Tellers
15.65
$15.65  
five stars High School or less Northwest
 
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