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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.

242 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.
Personal Care Aides
12.25
$12.25 
High School or less West Central
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
21.02
$21.02 
High School or less West Central
Retail Salespersons
12.02
$12.02 
High School or less West Central
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
10.67
$10.67 
High School or less West Central
Home Health Aides
13.38
$13.38 
High School or less West Central
Nursing Assistants
15.74
$15.74 
Vocational training West Central
Elementary School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree West Central
Licensed Practical Nurses
21.10
$21.10 
Vocational training West Central
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
12.31
$12.31 
High School or less West Central
Cashiers
10.04
$10.04 
High School or less West Central
Registered Nurses
32.98
$32.98 
Associate's degree West Central
Teacher Assistants ------ High School or less West Central
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
17.35
$17.35 
High School or less West Central
Janitors and Cleaners
13.96
$13.96 
High School or less West Central
Farmers and Ranchers
37.48
$37.48  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High School or less West Central
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
18.59
$18.59 
High School or less West Central
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree West Central
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
17.37
$17.37 
High School or less West Central
Maids and Housekeepers
12.04
$12.04 
High School or less West Central
School Bus Drivers
17.34
$17.34 
High School or less West Central
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
19.50
$19.50 
High School or less West Central
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
24.58
$24.58 
High School or less West Central
Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
17.70
$17.70 
High School or less West Central
Restaurant Cooks
12.71
$12.71 
High School or less West Central
Bus and Truck Mechanics
19.28
$19.28 
High School or less West Central
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
16.16
$16.16 
High School or less West Central
Middle School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree West Central
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
18.77
$18.77 
Vocational training West Central
Team Assemblers ------ High School or less West Central
Food Batchmakers
14.09
$14.09 
High School or less West Central
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
24.28
$24.28 
High School or less West Central
Freight and Stock Laborers
14.40
$14.40 
High School or less West Central
General Office Clerks
16.42
$16.42 
High School or less West Central
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
16.03
$16.03 
High School or less West Central
Maintenance and Repair Workers
18.93
$18.93 
High School or less West Central
Driver/Sales Workers
17.38
$17.38 
High School or less West Central
Social and Human Service Assistants
16.21
$16.21 
High School or less West Central
Food Preparation Workers
12.66
$12.66 
High School or less West Central
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
14.62
$14.62 
High School or less West Central
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
11.01
$11.01 
High School or less West Central
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
17.50
$17.50 
High School or less West Central
Accountants and Auditors
28.00
$28.00 
Bachelor's degree West Central
Machinists
18.89
$18.89 
Vocational training West Central
Correctional Officers and Jailers
22.85
$22.85 
High School or less West Central
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
27.96
$27.96 
Associate's degree West Central
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ Graduate degree (any type) West Central
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
14.86
$14.86 
High School or less West Central
Production Helpers
14.35
$14.35 
High School or less West Central
Food Counter Attendants
9.89
$9.89 
High School or less West Central
Tellers
13.19
$13.19 
High School or less West Central
 
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