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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.

294 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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Registered Nurses
48.19
$48.19  
five stars Associate's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Retail Salespersons
17.35
$17.35  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Cashiers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Customer Service Representatives
23.27
$23.27  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
21.39
$21.39  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Software Developers
62.10
$62.10  
five stars Bachelor's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Software Developers
62.10
$62.10  
five stars Bachelor's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Nursing Assistants
20.78
$20.78  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
23.18
$23.18  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Freight and Stock Laborers
22.28
$22.28  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Stockers and Order Fillers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Waiters and Waitresses
11.82
$11.82  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Janitors and Cleaners
18.60
$18.60  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Accountants and Auditors
38.52
$38.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Restaurant Cooks
18.57
$18.57  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Maids and Housekeepers
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.91
$23.91  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
General Office Clerks
22.85
$22.85  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Licensed Practical Nurses
29.16
$29.16  
five stars Vocational training 7 County Twin Cities
Food Preparation Workers
16.76
$16.76  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Management Analysts
45.46
$45.46  
five stars Bachelor's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
37.34
$37.34  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Financial Managers
74.36
$74.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Marketing Managers
80.86
$80.86  
five stars Bachelor's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.39
$23.39  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Market Research Analysts
38.89
$38.89  
five stars Bachelor's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Maintenance and Repair Workers
25.73
$25.73  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
General and Operations Managers
46.78
$46.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
35.06
$35.06  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.00
$35.00  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Project Management Specialists
47.65
$47.65  
five stars Bachelor's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Project Management Specialists
47.65
$47.65  
five stars Bachelor's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Project Management Specialists
47.65
$47.65  
five stars Bachelor's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Construction Laborers
27.45
$27.45  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Human Resources Specialists
36.69
$36.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
24.62
$24.62  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Industrial Engineers
49.35
$49.35  
five stars Bachelor's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Bartenders
13.05
$13.05  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Medical Secretaries
23.83
$23.83  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Computer Systems Analysts
52.96
$52.96  
five stars Bachelor's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Medical Assistants
24.23
$24.23  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Fast Food Cooks
15.60
$15.60  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Elementary School Teachers
31.26
$31.26  
five stars Bachelor's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Social and Human Service Assistants
22.54
$22.54  
five stars High School or less 7 County Twin Cities
Preschool Teachers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Machinists
29.59
$29.59  
five stars Vocational training 7 County Twin Cities
Computer User Support Specialists
31.04
$31.04  
five stars Associate's degree 7 County Twin Cities
 
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