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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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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.22
$35.22  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
37.79
$37.79  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
15.55
$15.55  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Machinists
25.69
$25.69  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Lawyers
68.58
$68.58  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Industrial Production Managers
50.97
$50.97  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
22.33
$22.33  
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
Carpenters
29.41
$29.41  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Parts Salespersons
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Driver/Sales Workers
14.24
$14.24  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Dental Assistants
30.56
$30.56  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
21.07
$21.07  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
50.29
$50.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.55
$39.55  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
20.29
$20.29  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Childcare Workers
14.63
$14.63  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Receptionists and Information Clerks
17.21
$17.21  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Maids and Housekeepers
16.79
$16.79  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Farm Animal Caretakers
17.02
$17.02  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Preschool Teachers
18.11
$18.11  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.88
$23.88  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
25.04
$25.04  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
32.94
$32.94  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Food Batchmakers
17.11
$17.11  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Accountants and Auditors
37.36
$37.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
32.32
$32.32  
five stars High School or less Southwest
High School Teachers
31.34
$31.34  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bus Drivers, School
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.70
$17.70  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Production Helpers
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
22.39
$22.39  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Construction Laborers
23.97
$23.97  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
18.91
$18.91  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.39
$24.39  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
23.64
$23.64  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.30
$19.30  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bartenders
13.07
$13.07  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fast Food Cooks
13.61
$13.61  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
18.99
$18.99  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Elementary School Teachers
30.94
$30.94  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.21
$23.21  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Restaurant Cooks
18.19
$18.19  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Food Preparation Workers
15.67
$15.67  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.69
$22.69  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
36.95
$36.95  
five stars High School or less Southwest
 
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