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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.

280 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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Cashiers
11.83
$11.83  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Personal Care Aides ------ five stars High School or less Northwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
22.03
$22.03  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Registered Nurses
34.07
$34.07  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Nursing Assistants ------ five stars Vocational training Northwest
Retail Salespersons
13.05
$13.05  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers ------ five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
19.53
$19.53  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
16.56
$16.56  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Teacher Assistants ------ five stars High School or less Northwest
Maids and Housekeepers
13.97
$13.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Janitors and Cleaners
14.70
$14.70  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
21.56
$21.56  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Electricians
27.82
$27.82  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
19.84
$19.84  
five stars High School or less Northwest
High School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
18.51
$18.51  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Restaurant Cooks
14.13
$14.13  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
16.19
$16.19  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
24.26
$24.26  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators ------ five stars High School or less Northwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
27.08
$27.08  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
21.10
$21.10  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Waiters and Waitresses
11.40
$11.40  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Driver/Sales Workers
11.81
$11.81  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
18.69
$18.69  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
22.96
$22.96  
five stars Not available Northwest
Mental Health Counselors
22.96
$22.96  
five stars Not available Northwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
27.18
$27.18  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Customer Service Representatives
17.32
$17.32  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
28.90
$28.90  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
20.85
$20.85  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
20.52
$20.52  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Physical Therapists
41.28
$41.28  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Radiologic Technologists
29.37
$29.37  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Medical Laboratory Technicians ------ five stars Not available Northwest
Medical Laboratory Technologists ------ five stars Not available Northwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
28.65
$28.65  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians ------ five stars Vocational training Northwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
21.06
$21.06  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Applications Software Developers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Dental Assistants
21.32
$21.32  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
17.13
$17.13  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Laborers
16.64
$16.64  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Speech-Language Pathologists
31.61
$31.61  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Medical Assistants
19.27
$19.27  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
16.37
$16.37  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
18.11
$18.11  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
24.38
$24.38  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics ------ five stars Vocational training Northwest
 
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