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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.
Current
Demand
Indicator
 Sort ascending Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Education Required
Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Recreation Workers
9.95
$9.95 
High School or less Headwaters
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
11.13
$11.13 
High School or less Headwaters
Teacher Assistants ------ High School or less Headwaters
Registered Nurses
34.57
$34.57 
Associate's degree Headwaters
Cashiers
10.94
$10.94 
High School or less Headwaters
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
20.00
$20.00 
High School or less Headwaters
Maids and Housekeepers
13.26
$13.26 
High School or less Headwaters
Janitors and Cleaners
15.17
$15.17 
High School or less Headwaters
Elementary School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Licensed Practical Nurses
19.02
$19.02 
Vocational training Headwaters
Retail Salespersons
12.12
$12.12 
High School or less Headwaters
Food Preparation Workers
11.16
$11.16 
High School or less Headwaters
Personal Care Aides
11.17
$11.17 
High School or less Headwaters
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
12.17
$12.17 
High School or less Headwaters
General Office Clerks
15.96
$15.96 
High School or less Headwaters
Nursing Assistants
13.45
$13.45 
Vocational training Headwaters
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
15.84
$15.84 
High School or less Headwaters
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Social and Human Service Assistants
20.21
$20.21 
High School or less Headwaters
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
22.59
$22.59 
High School or less Headwaters
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
15.96
$15.96 
High School or less Headwaters
Sewing Machine Operators
13.35
$13.35  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High School or less Headwaters
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
10.47
$10.47 
High School or less Headwaters
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
12.25
$12.25 
High School or less Headwaters
Maintenance and Repair Workers
16.87
$16.87 
High School or less Headwaters
Food Batchmakers
11.59
$11.59 
High School or less Headwaters
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
26.04
$26.04 
High School or less Headwaters
School Bus Drivers
17.59
$17.59 
High School or less Headwaters
Restaurant Cooks
11.84
$11.84 
High School or less Headwaters
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
15.59
$15.59 
High School or less Headwaters
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
25.09
$25.09 
Associate's degree Headwaters
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
12.12
$12.12 
Vocational training Headwaters
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
24.20
$24.20 
Vocational training Headwaters
Freight and Stock Laborers
12.35
$12.35 
High School or less Headwaters
Customer Service Representatives
15.72
$15.72 
High School or less Headwaters
Home Health Aides
14.75
$14.75 
High School or less Headwaters
Tellers
12.30
$12.30 
High School or less Headwaters
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
25.34
$25.34 
Graduate degree (any type) Headwaters
Pharmacy Technicians
18.92
$18.92 
High School or less Headwaters
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
22.02
$22.02 
High School or less Headwaters
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
16.52
$16.52 
High School or less Headwaters
Correctional Officers and Jailers
20.75
$20.75 
High School or less Headwaters
Middle School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Medical and Health Services Managers
47.33
$47.33 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Firefighters
14.13
$14.13 
High School or less Headwaters
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
14.47
$14.47 
Vocational training Headwaters
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors ------ Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
10.18
$10.18 
High School or less Headwaters
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
19.40
$19.40 
Vocational training Headwaters
Financial Managers
43.12
$43.12 
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
 
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