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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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Nonrestaurant Food Servers
16.87
$16.87  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.19
$14.19  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dishwashers
14.84
$14.84  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
14.49
$14.49  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Janitors and Cleaners
18.60
$18.60  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Maids and Housekeepers
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
21.63
$21.63  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
15.98
$15.98  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cashiers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Counter and Rental Clerks
18.73
$18.73  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Parts Salespersons
20.34
$20.34  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Retail Salespersons
17.35
$17.35  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Agricultural Equipment Operators
24.16
$24.16  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.63
$17.63   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
five stars High School or less Northwest
Farm Animal Caretakers
17.57
$17.57  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.94
$31.94  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Laborers
27.45
$27.45  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Construction and Maintenance Painters
28.76
$28.76  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Bakers
18.67
$18.67  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Butchers and Meat Cutters
22.62
$22.62  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
18.89
$18.89  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
19.69
$19.69   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
17.14
$17.14  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Sewing Machine Operators
18.77
$18.77  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
17.85
$17.85  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.78
$23.78  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Vehicle Cleaners
18.34
$18.34  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
22.28
$22.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
18.47
$18.47  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
29.80
$29.80  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
24.62
$24.62  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Assistants
24.23
$24.23  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Phlebotomists
20.86
$20.86  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Firefighters
19.20
$19.20  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
32.15
$32.15  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, School
24.25
$24.25  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
18.72
$18.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
18.72
$18.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Nursing Assistants
20.78
$20.78  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.00
$35.00  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.95
$23.95  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Electricians
38.50
$38.50  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
 
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