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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 descending 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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Counter and Rental Clerks
18.73
$18.73  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
23.59
$23.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Interviewers
22.39
$22.39  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Nursing Assistants
20.78
$20.78  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Tire Repairers and Changers
18.67
$18.67  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
20.44
$20.44  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Emergency Medical Technicians
22.66
$22.66  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
25.25
$25.25  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Production Helpers
19.58
$19.58  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
22.97
$22.97  
three stars Associate's degree 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
Freight and Stock Laborers
22.28
$22.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
General Office Clerks
22.85
$22.85  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.63
$20.63  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Butchers and Meat Cutters
22.62
$22.62  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.46
$21.46  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Dispensing Opticians
22.46
$22.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Printing Press Operators
22.54
$22.54  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
24.07
$24.07  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.95
$23.95  
four stars High School or less Northwest
New Accounts Clerks
23.08
$23.08  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Customer Service Representatives
23.27
$23.27  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.88
$23.88  
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
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
24.14
$24.14  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
22.20
$22.20  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Secretaries
23.83
$23.83  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
23.33
$23.33  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
23.18
$23.18  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
22.63
$22.63  
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
Social and Human Service Assistants
22.54
$22.54  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Residential Advisors
22.42
$22.42  
four 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
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.78
$23.78  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
24.05
$24.05  
four stars High School or less 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
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.67
$24.67  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.91
$23.91  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
28.47
$28.47  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.72
$22.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.39
$23.39  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
24.62
$24.62  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
23.65
$23.65  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Human Resources Assistants
25.04
$25.04  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
24.97
$24.97  
three stars High School or less Northwest
 
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