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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.

268 occupations found

Occupation Title Sort descending 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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Gaming Cage Workers
18.00
$18.00  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
29.80
$29.80  
four stars High School or less Northwest
General Office Clerks
22.85
$22.85  
five stars High School or less Northwest
General and Operations Managers
46.78
$46.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.87
$30.87  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Graphic Designers
29.87
$29.87  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
20.41
$20.41  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
17.23
$17.23  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
18.47
$18.47  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Health Care Social Workers
33.91
$33.91  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
32.94
$32.94  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Northwest
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers
35.75
$35.75  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
High School Teachers
32.51
$32.51  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
28.25
$28.25  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
17.23
$17.23  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Human Resources Assistants
25.04
$25.04  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Human Resources Managers
70.82
$70.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Human Resources Specialists
36.69
$36.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.97
$31.97  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Industrial Engineers
49.35
$49.35  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
32.57
$32.57  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Industrial Production Managers
53.78
$53.78  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.78
$23.78  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
24.40
$24.40  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.12
$19.12  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
19.28
$19.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Instructional Coordinators
38.24
$38.24  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Insurance Sales Agents
38.23
$38.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Interpreters and Translators
31.47
$31.47  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Interviewers
22.39
$22.39  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Janitors and Cleaners
18.60
$18.60  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Kindergarten Teachers
32.53
$32.53  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
31.07
$31.07  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
21.63
$21.63  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
22.58
$22.58   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
17.14
$17.14  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Lawyers
74.29
$74.29  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Legal Secretaries
27.28
$27.28  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
35.75
$35.75  
three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
29.16
$29.16  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
15.03
$15.03  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.39
$23.39  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
24.05
$24.05  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Loan Officers
40.54
$40.54  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
30.25
$30.25  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Machinists
29.59
$29.59  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Maids and Housekeepers
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
25.73
$25.73  
five stars High School or less Northwest
 
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