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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 Sort ascending 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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Automotive Body Repairers
24.21
$24.21  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
23.33
$23.33  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
24.72
$24.72  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.67
$23.67  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Construction Laborers
23.97
$23.97  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
23.20
$23.20  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Agricultural Technicians
19.03
$19.03  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
22.78
$22.78  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
22.91
$22.91   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
22.13
$22.13  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Dental Laboratory Technicians
23.86
$23.86  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Human Resources Assistants
23.64
$23.64  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
36.33
$36.33  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chemical Technicians
25.03
$25.03  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
23.88
$23.88  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
23.90
$23.90  
four stars High School or less Southwest
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
24.20
$24.20  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
23.77
$23.77  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Roofers
28.89
$28.89  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.08
$19.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Medical Assistants
23.96
$23.96  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Chemical Equipment Operators
22.72
$22.72  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
23.64
$23.64  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.88
$23.88  
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
Biological Technicians
23.82
$23.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.67
$22.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
22.76
$22.76  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.21
$23.21  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
22.39
$22.39  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.04
$23.04  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Agricultural Equipment Operators
21.19
$21.19  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bus Drivers, School
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Psychiatric Aides
20.78
$20.78   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Not available Southwest
New Accounts Clerks
21.75
$21.75  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Foundry Mold and Coremakers
20.56
$20.56   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
Parts Salespersons
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Food Cooking Machine Operators
23.26
$23.26  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
21.07
$21.07  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.69
$22.69  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
22.81
$22.81  
five stars High School or less Southwest
General Office Clerks
21.69
$21.69  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Advertising Sales Agents
26.36
$26.36  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers
19.77
$19.77   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
Residential Advisors
21.29
$21.29  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
five stars High School or less Southwest
 
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