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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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Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.30
$19.30  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
19.96
$19.96  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
16.75
$16.75  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Counter and Rental Clerks
17.87
$17.87  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.67
$22.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
22.94
$22.94  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Production Helpers
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Butchers and Meat Cutters
19.27
$19.27  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.08
$19.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
17.46
$17.46  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
19.91
$19.91  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Emergency Medical Technicians
20.17
$20.17  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.76
$19.76  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Printing Press Operators
22.80
$22.80  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Dispensing Opticians
19.39
$19.39  
three stars High School or less Northwest
General Office Clerks
21.69
$21.69  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.09
$20.09  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
20.29
$20.29  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Customer Service Representatives
22.26
$22.26  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.19
$21.19  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.04
$23.04  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Agricultural Equipment Operators
21.19
$21.19  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
21.07
$21.07  
five stars High School or less Northwest
New Accounts Clerks
21.75
$21.75  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
22.98
$22.98  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
22.87
$22.87  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
23.77
$23.77  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.69
$22.69  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, School
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.21
$23.21  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
23.88
$23.88  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
22.78
$22.78  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
22.39
$22.39  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Human Resources Assistants
23.64
$23.64  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Residential Advisors
21.29
$21.29  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
23.20
$23.20  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
23.64
$23.64  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
22.73
$22.73  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Laborers
23.97
$23.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Assistants
23.96
$23.96  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.39
$24.39  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
22.13
$22.13  
three stars High School or less Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services
23.93
$23.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
22.81
$22.81  
five stars High School or less Northwest
 
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