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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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Hand Packers and Packagers
16.75
$16.75  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.70
$17.70   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
five stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
14.93
$14.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive Body Repairers
24.21
$24.21  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dishwashers
14.38
$14.38  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Parts Salespersons
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
42.89
$42.89  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
15.55
$15.55  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
14.76
$14.76  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
31.09
$31.09  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Fast Food Cooks
13.61
$13.61  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Middle School Teachers
30.98
$30.98  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Tellers
18.32
$18.32  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
50.29
$50.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.19
$37.19  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Assistants
23.96
$23.96  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
26.97
$26.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Production Helpers
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dental Assistants
30.56
$30.56  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
37.79
$37.79  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Human Resources Specialists
34.48
$34.48  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Financial Managers
65.23
$65.23  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Loan Officers
38.66
$38.66  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
22.81
$22.81  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Social and Community Service Managers
36.97
$36.97  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
32.30
$32.30  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Nurse Practitioners
63.91
$63.91  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Physician Assistants
62.13
$62.13  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.22
$35.22  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
37.72
$37.72  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer User Support Specialists
30.42
$30.42  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.88
$23.88  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Sales Managers
64.80
$64.80  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Waiters and Waitresses
11.71
$11.71  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.73
$14.73  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.73
$14.73  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Restaurant Cooks
18.19
$18.19  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.30
$19.30  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Food Preparation Workers
15.67
$15.67  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bartenders
13.07
$13.07  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.04
$23.04  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Coaches and Scouts
19.41
$19.41  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Security Guards
18.52
$18.52  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
27.75
$27.75  
four stars High School or less Northwest
 
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