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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.

272 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.
Typical
Education Required
Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Retail Salespersons
12.36
$12.36 
High School or less North Central
Registered Nurses
33.88
$33.88 
Associate's degree North Central
Personal Care Aides
11.84
$11.84 
High School or less North Central
Teacher Assistants ------ High School or less North Central
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
19.09
$19.09 
High School or less North Central
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
15.27
$15.27 
High School or less North Central
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
10.31
$10.31 
High School or less North Central
Cashiers
10.49
$10.49 
High School or less North Central
Maids and Housekeepers
10.75
$10.75 
High School or less North Central
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
16.71
$16.71 
High School or less North Central
Nursing Assistants
14.05
$14.05 
Vocational training North Central
Waiters and Waitresses
9.93
$9.93 
High School or less North Central
Team Assemblers ------ High School or less North Central
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
12.00
$12.00 
High School or less North Central
Maintenance and Repair Workers
17.87
$17.87 
High School or less North Central
Elementary School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree North Central
Licensed Practical Nurses
19.49
$19.49 
Vocational training North Central
Janitors and Cleaners
12.62
$12.62 
High School or less North Central
Medical Laboratory Technicians ------ Associate's degree North Central
Social and Human Service Assistants
18.34
$18.34 
High School or less North Central
Restaurant Cooks
13.01
$13.01 
High School or less North Central
Freight and Stock Laborers
14.66
$14.66 
High School or less North Central
Machinists
22.65
$22.65 
Vocational training North Central
General Office Clerks
16.09
$16.09 
High School or less North Central
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree North Central
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
17.00
$17.00 
High School or less North Central
Home Health Aides
14.12
$14.12 
High School or less North Central
High School Special Education Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree North Central
School Bus Drivers
19.14
$19.14 
High School or less North Central
Hand Packers and Packagers
12.75
$12.75 
High School or less North Central
Production Helpers
15.27
$15.27 
High School or less North Central
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
18.39
$18.39 
High School or less North Central
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
25.73
$25.73 
Graduate degree (any type) North Central
Mail Clerks
14.18
$14.18 
High School or less North Central
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
10.90
$10.90 
High School or less North Central
Farmers and Ranchers
37.48
$37.48  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High School or less North Central
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
24.53
$24.53 
High School or less North Central
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
14.39
$14.39 
High School or less North Central
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
13.50
$13.50 
High School or less North Central
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
16.42
$16.42 
High School or less North Central
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
15.24
$15.24 
High School or less North Central
Construction and Maintenance Painters
21.78
$21.78  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High School or less North Central
Mental Health Counselors ------ Bachelor's degree North Central
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
27.42
$27.42 
Associate's degree North Central
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
19.54
$19.54 
Vocational training North Central
Accountants and Auditors
25.96
$25.96 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Pharmacy Technicians
17.09
$17.09 
High School or less North Central
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
15.55
$15.55 
High School or less North Central
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
16.96
$16.96 
Vocational training North Central
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
18.58
$18.58 
Vocational training North Central
 
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