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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.

283 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 Sort descending Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
28.66
$28.66  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chemical Plant and System Operators
19.14
$19.14  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Petroleum Pump System and Refinery Operators
40.81
$40.81  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chemical Equipment Operators
18.49
$18.49  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
23.86
$23.86  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
18.86
$18.86  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Hand Cutters and Trimmers
18.47
$18.47   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
23.56
$23.56  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
23.42
$23.42  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
22.97
$22.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dental Laboratory Technicians
23.46
$23.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.73
$18.73  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Painting and Decorating Workers
19.19
$19.19   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.61
$23.61  
five stars Not available Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.61
$23.61  
five stars Not available Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
22.67
$22.67  
five stars Not available Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
22.67
$22.67  
five stars Not available Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
29.11
$29.11  
five stars Not available Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
29.11
$29.11  
five stars Not available Northwest
Production Helpers
14.80
$14.80  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Driver/Sales Workers
14.19
$14.19  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
24.41
$24.41  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
19.45
$19.45  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
11.02
$11.02  
four stars Not available Northwest
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
23.14
$23.14  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
19.40
$19.40  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Vehicle Cleaners
15.05
$15.05  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
18.36
$18.36  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
14.32
$14.32  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
15.18
$15.18  
five stars Not available Northwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.24
$23.24  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
 
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