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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.

246 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
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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.
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
19.83
$19.83 
High School or less Southwest
Nursing Assistants
13.16
$13.16 
Vocational training Southwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
20.32
$20.32 
High School or less Southwest
Retail Salespersons
11.26
$11.26 
High School or less Southwest
Teacher Assistants ------ High School or less Southwest
Personal Care Aides
12.27
$12.27 
High School or less Southwest
Accountants and Auditors
28.36
$28.36 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
19.26
$19.26 
Vocational training Southwest
Cashiers
10.11
$10.11 
High School or less Southwest
Farmers and Ranchers
37.48
$37.48  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High School or less Southwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
15.49
$15.49 
High School or less Southwest
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
14.06
$14.06 
High School or less Southwest
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
11.10
$11.10 
High School or less Southwest
Registered Nurses
27.93
$27.93 
Associate's degree Southwest
Production Helpers
21.24
$21.24 
High School or less Southwest
Elementary School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
17.29
$17.29 
High School or less Southwest
Customer Service Representatives
15.83
$15.83 
High School or less Southwest
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
11.10
$11.10 
High School or less Southwest
Home Health Aides
11.88
$11.88 
High School or less Southwest
Janitors and Cleaners
12.06
$12.06 
High School or less Southwest
Executive Secretaries
21.56
$21.56 
High School or less Southwest
Automotive Body Repairers
16.77
$16.77 
High School or less Southwest
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Southwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
18.63
$18.63 
High School or less Southwest
Mental Health Counselors ------ Bachelor's degree Southwest
Dentists
87.57
$87.57  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
16.74
$16.74 
High School or less Southwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
31.52
$31.52 
High School or less Southwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
17.05
$17.05 
High School or less Southwest
Parts Salespersons
21.92
$21.92 
High School or less Southwest
Restaurant Cooks
10.87
$10.87 
High School or less Southwest
Farm Animal Caretakers
12.82
$12.82  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High School or less Southwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
19.07
$19.07 
Vocational training Southwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
21.50
$21.50  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High School or less Southwest
Waiters and Waitresses
9.86
$9.86 
High School or less Southwest
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
18.63
$18.63 
High School or less Southwest
Middle School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Southwest
Maids and Housekeepers
10.96
$10.96 
High School or less Southwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
36.77
$36.77 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Electricians
27.41
$27.41 
Vocational training Southwest
Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
15.49
$15.49 
High School or less Southwest
Tellers
13.71
$13.71 
High School or less Southwest
Sales Managers
40.35
$40.35 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Prepress Technicians and Workers
23.44
$23.44  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
24.32
$24.32 
High School or less Southwest
Postal Service Clerks
20.62
$20.62 
High School or less Southwest
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
14.56
$14.56 
Vocational training Southwest
Printing Press Operators
13.92
$13.92 
High School or less Southwest
General Office Clerks
16.10
$16.10 
High School or less Southwest
 
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