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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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Medical Secretaries
23.83
$23.83  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.91
$23.91  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
24.68
$24.68  
four stars High School or less Southwest
General Office Clerks
22.85
$22.85  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
29.46
$29.46  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Animal Breeders
21.05
$21.05  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
45.78
$45.78  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Carpenters
30.91
$30.91  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Paving Equipment Operators
36.37
$36.37  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.66
$37.66  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
39.43
$39.43  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Sheet Metal Workers
28.56
$28.56  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
28.25
$28.25  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
40.21
$40.21  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Automotive Body Repairers
25.01
$25.01  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
30.90
$30.90  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Tire Repairers and Changers
18.67
$18.67  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
30.25
$30.25  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Millwrights
31.96
$31.96  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
49.23
$49.23  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
28.83
$28.83  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
25.73
$25.73  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers ------ three stars High School or less Southwest
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.12
$19.12  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
36.81
$36.81  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
23.91
$23.91   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
24.58
$24.58  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Food Batchmakers
18.15
$18.15  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Food Cooking Machine Operators
24.28
$24.28  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
25.25
$25.25  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
23.59
$23.59  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
20.41
$20.41  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Foundry Mold and Coremakers
23.73
$23.73   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.63
$20.63  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
21.41
$21.41  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
27.54
$27.54  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
28.07
$28.07   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Southwest
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
23.04
$23.04   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
23.65
$23.65  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.46
$21.46  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
34.19
$34.19  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
32.97
$32.97  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chemical Plant and System Operators
32.26
$32.26   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chemical Equipment Operators
23.81
$23.81  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
24.95
$24.95  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.88
$23.88  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
26.61
$26.61  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
24.40
$24.40  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Dental Laboratory Technicians
24.72
$24.72   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Southwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
20.44
$20.44  
five stars High School or less Southwest
 
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