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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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Retail Salespersons
17.35
$17.35  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.29
$19.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Cashiers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Nursing Assistants
20.78
$20.78  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Registered Nurses
48.19
$48.19  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Waiters and Waitresses
11.82
$11.82  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
22.28
$22.28  
five stars High School or less Southwest
General Office Clerks
22.85
$22.85  
five stars High School or less Southwest
General and Operations Managers
46.78
$46.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
25.73
$25.73  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
29.16
$29.16  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Customer Service Representatives
23.27
$23.27  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Janitors and Cleaners
18.60
$18.60  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
37.34
$37.34  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
23.18
$23.18  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Food Preparation Workers
16.76
$16.76  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Restaurant Cooks
18.57
$18.57  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.91
$23.91  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Elementary School Teachers
31.26
$31.26  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
19.28
$19.28  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fast Food Cooks
15.60
$15.60  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bartenders
13.05
$13.05  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
21.39
$21.39  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
24.62
$24.62  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.67
$24.67  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
21.63
$21.63  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Construction Laborers
27.45
$27.45  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.39
$23.39  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Production Helpers
19.58
$19.58  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.63
$17.63  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bus Drivers, School
24.25
$24.25  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
20.44
$20.44  
five stars High School or less Southwest
High School Teachers
32.51
$32.51  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
35.06
$35.06  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Accountants and Auditors
38.52
$38.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Food Batchmakers
18.15
$18.15  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
36.81
$36.81  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
27.54
$27.54  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
30.90
$30.90  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
24.40
$24.40  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Preschool Teachers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Medical Secretaries
23.83
$23.83  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Farm Animal Caretakers
17.57
$17.57  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Maids and Housekeepers
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Receptionists and Information Clerks
18.34
$18.34  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Childcare Workers
15.65
$15.65  
five stars High School or less Southwest
 
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