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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.

292 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.
Personal Care Aides
13.00
$13.00 
High School or less South Central
Registered Nurses
31.64
$31.64 
Associate's degree South Central
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
18.35
$18.35 
High School or less South Central
Cashiers
10.82
$10.82 
High School or less South Central
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
10.48
$10.48 
High School or less South Central
Retail Salespersons
11.18
$11.18 
High School or less South Central
Nursing Assistants
13.66
$13.66 
Vocational training South Central
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
20.26
$20.26 
High School or less South Central
Freight and Stock Laborers
15.66
$15.66 
High School or less South Central
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
12.06
$12.06 
High School or less South Central
Janitors and Cleaners
12.57
$12.57 
High School or less South Central
Licensed Practical Nurses
21.89
$21.89 
Vocational training South Central
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
16.58
$16.58 
High School or less South Central
Farmers and Ranchers
37.48
$37.48  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High School or less South Central
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
27.23
$27.23 
High School or less South Central
Teacher Assistants ------ High School or less South Central
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
14.91
$14.91  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High School or less South Central
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
15.71
$15.71 
High School or less South Central
Farm Animal Caretakers
12.82
$12.82  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High School or less South Central
Accountants and Auditors
30.52
$30.52 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Construction Laborers
19.64
$19.64 
High School or less South Central
Elementary School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree South Central
Social and Human Service Assistants
21.04
$21.04 
High School or less South Central
General Office Clerks
15.40
$15.40 
High School or less South Central
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
22.63
$22.63 
Vocational training South Central
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree South Central
Hand Packers and Packagers
11.56
$11.56 
High School or less South Central
Parts Salespersons
13.68
$13.68 
High School or less South Central
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
18.70
$18.70 
High School or less South Central
Food Cooking Machine Operators
15.02
$15.02 
High School or less South Central
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
24.95
$24.95 
High School or less South Central
School Bus Drivers
15.15
$15.15 
High School or less South Central
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
18.34
$18.34 
Vocational training South Central
Medical Secretaries
17.49
$17.49 
High School or less South Central
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
25.85
$25.85 
Graduate degree (any type) South Central
Civil Engineers
39.40
$39.40 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Customer Service Representatives
16.16
$16.16 
High School or less South Central
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
15.27
$15.27 
High School or less South Central
Physician Assistants
53.87
$53.87 
Graduate degree (any type) South Central
Training and Development Specialists
27.33
$27.33 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Childcare Workers
10.82
$10.82 
High School or less South Central
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
18.59
$18.59 
High School or less South Central
Waiters and Waitresses
9.87
$9.87 
High School or less South Central
Maintenance and Repair Workers
19.39
$19.39 
High School or less South Central
Machinists
18.32
$18.32 
Vocational training South Central
Industrial Engineers
36.95
$36.95 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
23.38
$23.38 
Vocational training South Central
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
28.11
$28.11 
Associate's degree South Central
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
32.46
$32.46 
Graduate degree (any type) South Central
Electrical Engineers
35.69
$35.69 
Bachelor's degree South Central
 
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