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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 Sort ascending 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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Agricultural Equipment Operators
24.16
$24.16  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
25.36
$25.36  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Motorboat Mechanics
25.33
$25.33  
three 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
Graphic Designers
29.87
$29.87  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
28.06
$28.06  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Legal Secretaries
27.28
$27.28  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
20.41
$20.41  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Laborers
27.45
$27.45  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Assistants
24.23
$24.23  
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
Bus Drivers, School
24.25
$24.25  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
23.59
$23.59  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
25.38
$25.38  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive Body Repairers
25.01
$25.01  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
24.97
$24.97  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Construction and Maintenance Painters
28.76
$28.76  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Human Resources Assistants
25.04
$25.04  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
23.65
$23.65  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
24.62
$24.62  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.39
$23.39  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.72
$22.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
28.47
$28.47  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.91
$23.91  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.67
$24.67  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
27.75
$27.75  
three stars Not available Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
27.75
$27.75  
three stars Not available Northwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
24.05
$24.05  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.78
$23.78  
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
Residential Advisors
22.42
$22.42  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
22.54
$22.54  
five stars High School or less Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services
23.72
$23.72  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
22.63
$22.63  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
23.18
$23.18  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
23.33
$23.33  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Secretaries
23.83
$23.83  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
22.20
$22.20  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
24.14
$24.14  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.29
$19.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
23.76
$23.76  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.88
$23.88  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Customer Service Representatives
23.27
$23.27  
five stars High School or less Northwest
New Accounts Clerks
23.08
$23.08  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.95
$23.95  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
24.07
$24.07  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Printing Press Operators
22.54
$22.54  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Dispensing Opticians
22.46
$22.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
 
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