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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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Need help? Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Retail Salespersons
15.63
$15.63  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Advertising Sales Agents
26.36
$26.36  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Insurance Sales Agents
30.34
$30.34  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
36.33
$36.33  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.22
$35.22  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
36.95
$36.95  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Real Estate Agents
18.63
$18.63  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
32.32
$32.32  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bill and Account Collectors
21.82
$21.82  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
23.88
$23.88  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
23.64
$23.64  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
26.76
$26.76  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Tellers
18.32
$18.32  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Customer Service Representatives
22.26
$22.26  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.12
$30.12  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
14.93
$14.93  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Interviewers
19.61
$19.61  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
23.77
$23.77  
four stars High School or less Southwest
New Accounts Clerks
21.75
$21.75  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Human Resources Assistants
23.64
$23.64  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Receptionists and Information Clerks
17.21
$17.21  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Dispatchers
26.31
$26.31  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Postal Service Clerks
27.58
$27.58  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
27.63
$27.63  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
28.35
$28.35  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
21.07
$21.07  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Executive Secretaries
33.58
$33.58  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.21
$23.21  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
23.90
$23.90  
four stars High School or less Southwest
General Office Clerks
21.69
$21.69  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
26.38
$26.38  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Animal Breeders
18.62
$18.62  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Agricultural Equipment Operators
21.19
$21.19  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.70
$17.70  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Farm Animal Caretakers
17.02
$17.02  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
42.89
$42.89  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Carpenters
29.41
$29.41  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.00
$31.00  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Construction Laborers
23.97
$23.97  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Paving Equipment Operators
40.31
$40.31  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.19
$37.19  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Electricians
35.79
$35.79  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
37.72
$37.72  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Roofers
28.89
$28.89  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Sheet Metal Workers
30.14
$30.14  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
27.75
$27.75  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
37.79
$37.79  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
29.88
$29.88  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Automotive Body Repairers
24.21
$24.21  
four stars High School or less Southwest
 
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