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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 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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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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Food Service Managers
30.87
$30.87  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
29.81
$29.81  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cost Estimators
35.98
$35.98  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
28.58
$28.58  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Loan Officers
38.66
$38.66  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
20.29
$20.29  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Community Health Workers
22.93
$22.93  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
19.34
$19.34  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
18.32
$18.32  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Coaches and Scouts
19.41
$19.41  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Interpreters and Translators
30.59
$30.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
18.75
$18.75  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dispensing Opticians
19.39
$19.39  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Nursing Assistants
19.44
$19.44  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Assistants
23.96
$23.96  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Phlebotomists
20.03
$20.03  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Firefighters
19.87
$19.87  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
26.97
$26.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Security Guards
18.52
$18.52  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
14.01
$14.01  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
24.72
$24.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.30
$19.30  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food Cooks
13.61
$13.61  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
18.99
$18.99  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Restaurant Cooks
18.19
$18.19  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Food Preparation Workers
15.67
$15.67  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bartenders
13.07
$13.07  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.73
$14.73  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.73
$14.73  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Waiters and Waitresses
11.71
$11.71  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
15.55
$15.55  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.28
$14.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dishwashers
14.38
$14.38  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
14.76
$14.76  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
22.78
$22.78  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
29.97
$29.97  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Janitors and Cleaners
17.87
$17.87  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Maids and Housekeepers
16.79
$16.79  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
18.91
$18.91  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
23.20
$23.20  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
15.32
$15.32  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
14.00
$14.00  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Childcare Workers
14.63
$14.63  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
22.94
$22.94  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Recreation Workers
18.28
$18.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Residential Advisors
21.29
$21.29  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.69
$22.69  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cashiers
14.41
$14.41  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Counter and Rental Clerks
17.87
$17.87  
three stars High School or less Northwest
 
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