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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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Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.09
$20.09  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Customer Service Representatives
22.26
$22.26  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Emergency Medical Technicians
20.17
$20.17  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Pharmacy Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
19.91
$19.91  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Molders, Shapers, and Casters
19.05
$19.05  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
24.79
$24.79  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Production Helpers
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Interviewers
19.61
$19.61  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Counter and Rental Clerks
17.87
$17.87  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Firefighters
19.87
$19.87  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
18.91
$18.91  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
19.34
$19.34  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
22.94
$22.94  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
19.96
$19.96  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
22.73
$22.73  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.30
$19.30  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Real Estate Agents
18.63
$18.63  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Butchers and Meat Cutters
19.27
$19.27  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
18.99
$18.99  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Nursing Assistants
19.44
$19.44  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Dispensing Opticians
19.39
$19.39  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Prepress Technicians and Workers
22.38
$22.38  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.76
$19.76  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Animal Breeders
18.62
$18.62  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Farm Animal Caretakers
17.02
$17.02  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Security Guards
18.52
$18.52  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
18.60
$18.60  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.19
$21.19  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Tellers
18.32
$18.32  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Tire Repairers and Changers
18.70
$18.70  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Bakers
17.78
$17.78  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Janitors and Cleaners
17.87
$17.87  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
17.59
$17.59  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
17.59
$17.59  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Restaurant Cooks
18.19
$18.19  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Preschool Teachers
18.11
$18.11  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Vehicle Cleaners
17.72
$17.72  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Food Batchmakers
17.11
$17.11  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
17.46
$17.46  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.70
$17.70  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Sewing Machine Operators
17.90
$17.90  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Receptionists and Information Clerks
17.21
$17.21  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Recreation Workers
18.28
$18.28  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
15.98
$15.98  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
22.97
$22.97  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
15.32
$15.32  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
15.55
$15.55  
five stars High School or less Southwest
 
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