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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 13 economic development regions 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.

234 occupations found

Occupation Title Wage 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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 Sort ascending Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Retail Salespersons
12.26
$12.26 
High School or less Northwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
19.04
$19.04 
High School or less Northwest
Registered Nurses
31.95
$31.95 
Associate's degree Northwest
Nursing Assistants
14.68
$14.68 
Vocational training Northwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
17.02
$17.02 
High School or less Northwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
20.16
$20.16 
Vocational training Northwest
Teacher Assistants ------ High School or less Northwest
Cashiers
11.31
$11.31 
High School or less Northwest
Janitors and Cleaners
13.97
$13.97 
High School or less Northwest
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
10.31
$10.31 
High School or less Northwest
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
22.14
$22.14 
Vocational training Northwest
Team Assemblers ------ High School or less Northwest
Elementary School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Northwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
14.30
$14.30 
High School or less Northwest
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Northwest
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
11.69
$11.69 
High School or less Northwest
Farmers and Ranchers
37.48
$37.48  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High School or less Northwest
Personal Care Aides
11.77
$11.77 
High School or less Northwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
18.35
$18.35 
High School or less Northwest
Maids and Housekeepers
11.64
$11.64 
High School or less Northwest
General Office Clerks
16.01
$16.01 
High School or less Northwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
19.01
$19.01 
High School or less Northwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
16.60
$16.60 
High School or less Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
19.79
$19.79 
High School or less Northwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
13.77
$13.77 
High School or less Northwest
Restaurant Cooks
11.65
$11.65 
High School or less Northwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
22.28
$22.28 
High School or less Northwest
Home Health Aides
15.24
$15.24 
High School or less Northwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
26.65
$26.65 
Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Dental Assistants
22.87
$22.87 
Vocational training Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
14.49
$14.49 
High School or less Northwest
Customer Service Representatives
17.89
$17.89 
High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
16.73
$16.73 
High School or less Northwest
Waiters and Waitresses
9.82
$9.82 
High School or less Northwest
Paving Equipment Operators
17.79
$17.79 
High School or less Northwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.06
$24.06 
Associate's degree Northwest
Middle School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Northwest
Mechanical Engineers
37.23
$37.23 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Accountants and Auditors
27.13
$27.13 
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
9.83
$9.83 
High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
21.31
$21.31 
High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
24.30
$24.30 
High School or less Northwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
19.94
$19.94 
High School or less Northwest
Insurance Sales Agents
22.96
$22.96 
High School or less Northwest
Computer User Support Specialists
20.24
$20.24 
Associate's degree Northwest
Buyers and Purchasing Agents of Farm Products ------ Bachelor's degree Northwest
Advertising Sales Agents
21.73
$21.73 
High School or less Northwest
Tellers
14.79
$14.79 
High School or less Northwest
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
18.22
$18.22 
Vocational training Northwest
Parts Salespersons
17.07
$17.07 
High School or less Northwest
 
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