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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 6 planning areas 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.

268 occupations found

Occupation Title Wage Need help? 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.
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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Registered Nurses
39.89
$39.89  
five stars Associate's degree Southeast
Fast Food and Counter Workers
12.25
$12.25  
five stars Not available Southeast
Fast Food and Counter Workers
12.25
$12.25  
five stars Not available Southeast
Retail Salespersons
14.54
$14.54  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Licensed Practical Nurses
24.34
$24.34  
five stars Vocational training Southeast
Cashiers
13.87
$13.87  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Nursing Assistants
18.70
$18.70  
five stars Not available Southeast
Freight and Stock Laborers
18.36
$18.36  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
18.88
$18.88  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Stockers and Order Fillers
15.55
$15.55  
five stars Not available Southeast
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
24.93
$24.93  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
19.30
$19.30  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Customer Service Representatives
18.98
$18.98  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Maids and Housekeepers
14.88
$14.88  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
19.29
$19.29  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Waiters and Waitresses
11.96
$11.96  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Janitors and Cleaners
16.97
$16.97  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Food Preparation Workers
14.63
$14.63  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Maintenance and Repair Workers
23.18
$23.18  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
39.15
$39.15  
five stars High School or less Southeast
General Office Clerks
18.81
$18.81  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Bus and Truck Mechanics
24.60
$24.60  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Childcare Workers
13.68
$13.68  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
19.88
$19.88  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Carpenters
23.98
$23.98  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Restaurant Cooks
15.42
$15.42  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Preschool Teachers
17.08
$17.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Accountants and Auditors
34.95
$34.95  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
General and Operations Managers
37.79
$37.79  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
23.10
$23.10  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Financial Managers
59.69
$59.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
30.43
$30.43  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
30.84
$30.84  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Parts Salespersons
18.88
$18.88  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
23.51
$23.51  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Bartenders
11.90
$11.90  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Nurse Practitioners
65.26
$65.26  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Southeast
Driver/Sales Workers
14.84
$14.84  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Industrial Engineers
39.40
$39.40  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Elementary School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.37
$18.37  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
23.16
$23.16  
five stars Vocational training Southeast
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
17.49
$17.49  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
15.89
$15.89  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Medical Assistants
22.38
$22.38  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
17.62
$17.62  
five stars High School or less Southeast
High School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Southeast
Machinists
23.66
$23.66  
five stars Vocational training Southeast
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
31.06
$31.06  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
14.92
$14.92  
five stars High School or less Southeast
 
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