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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.

212 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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Retail Salespersons
14.43
$14.43  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Cashiers
12.89
$12.89  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
12.05
$12.05  
five stars Not available Southwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
12.05
$12.05  
five stars Not available Southwest
Nursing Assistants
18.30
$18.30  
five stars Not available Southwest
Registered Nurses
37.39
$37.39  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
24.25
$24.25  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
18.97
$18.97  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Waiters and Waitresses
11.73
$11.73  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
23.38
$23.38  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
15.12
$15.12  
five stars Not available Southwest
Customer Service Representatives
18.59
$18.59  
five stars High School or less Southwest
General Office Clerks
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Janitors and Cleaners
15.59
$15.59  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Restaurant Cooks
15.24
$15.24  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
18.36
$18.36  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.09
$23.09  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
18.84
$18.84  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Elementary School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Medical Assistants
19.28
$19.28  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
18.81
$18.81  
five stars High School or less Southwest
General and Operations Managers
37.58
$37.58  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Food Preparation Workers
14.46
$14.46  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
23.10
$23.10  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
23.17
$23.17  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
30.31
$30.31  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Medical Laboratory Technicians ------ five stars Not available Southwest
Medical Laboratory Technologists ------ five stars Not available Southwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
21.57
$21.57  
five stars High School or less Southwest
High School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Maids and Housekeepers
14.94
$14.94  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
15.00
$15.00  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
19.40
$19.40  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Driver/Sales Workers
14.32
$14.32  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
23.31
$23.31  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bartenders
11.48
$11.48  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
14.53
$14.53  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Parts Salespersons
18.97
$18.97  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
30.10
$30.10  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
14.92
$14.92  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
23.92
$23.92  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.37
$18.37  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
31.19
$31.19  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
15.88
$15.88  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
15.96
$15.96  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Accountants and Auditors
31.36
$31.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Electricians
29.93
$29.93  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
32.80
$32.80  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Tellers
17.99
$17.99  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Mental Health Counselors
23.72
$23.72  
five stars Not available Southwest
 
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