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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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Need help? Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Maids and Housekeepers
16.79
$16.79  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Food Preparation Workers
15.67
$15.67  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
16.75
$16.75  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Retail Salespersons
15.63
$15.63  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Driver/Sales Workers
14.24
$14.24  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.73
$14.73  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.73
$14.73  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
14.93
$14.93  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
14.00
$14.00  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Cashiers
14.41
$14.41  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Dishwashers
14.38
$14.38  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.28
$14.28  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Childcare Workers
14.63
$14.63  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fast Food Cooks
13.61
$13.61  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bartenders
13.07
$13.07  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
14.01
$14.01  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Waiters and Waitresses
11.71
$11.71  
five stars High School or less Southwest
 
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