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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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Legal Secretaries
27.28
$27.28  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Secretaries
23.83
$23.83  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.91
$23.91  
five stars High School or less Northwest
General Office Clerks
22.85
$22.85  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
29.46
$29.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
45.78
$45.78  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Carpenters
30.91
$30.91  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.66
$37.66  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
39.43
$39.43  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
28.25
$28.25  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
40.21
$40.21  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive Body Repairers
25.01
$25.01  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
30.90
$30.90  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Motorboat Mechanics
25.33
$25.33  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Tire Repairers and Changers
18.67
$18.67  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
30.25
$30.25  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
49.23
$49.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
28.83
$28.83  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
25.73
$25.73  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.12
$19.12  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
36.81
$36.81  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
23.91
$23.91   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Food Batchmakers
18.15
$18.15  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Food Cooking Machine Operators
24.28
$24.28   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
25.25
$25.25  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
23.59
$23.59  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
20.41
$20.41  
three 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
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.63
$20.63  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
27.54
$27.54  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
28.07
$28.07  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Printing Press Operators
22.54
$22.54  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
23.65
$23.65  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.46
$21.46  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
34.19
$34.19  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
32.97
$32.97  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.88
$23.88  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
26.61
$26.61  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
24.40
$24.40  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
20.44
$20.44  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Production Helpers
19.58
$19.58  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Driver/Sales Workers
14.20
$14.20  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.39
$23.39  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
15.03
$15.03  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food Cooks
15.60
$15.60  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
19.28
$19.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Restaurant Cooks
18.57
$18.57  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Food Preparation Workers
16.76
$16.76  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bartenders
13.05
$13.05  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Waiters and Waitresses
11.82
$11.82  
four stars High School or less Northwest
 
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