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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.

328 occupations found

Occupation Title Sort ascending 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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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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Woodworking Machine Operators
19.92
$19.92  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Wood Sawing Machine Operators
18.78
$18.78  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
49.53
$49.53  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
31.42
$31.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
23.68
$23.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
30.13
$30.13  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Waiters and Waitresses
13.28
$13.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
18.55
$18.55  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Veterinary Assistants
18.26
$18.26  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinarians
50.41
$50.41  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Vehicle Cleaners
15.62
$15.62  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
47.54
$47.54  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Training and Development Specialists
36.53
$36.53  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Training and Development Managers
51.01
$51.01  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Tool and Die Makers
30.36
$30.36  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
17.98
$17.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Tellers
18.31
$18.31  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
24.06
$24.06  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
29.79
$29.79  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Technical Writers
39.15
$39.15  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Tax Preparers
27.58
$27.58  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Surveyors
29.94
$29.94  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Surgical Technologists
30.27
$30.27  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.67
$22.67  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
31.29
$31.29  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Police Officers
51.44
$51.44  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
39.68
$39.68  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
38.19
$38.19  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
28.73
$28.73  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
23.69
$23.69  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.80
$19.80  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
39.42
$39.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
31.16
$31.16  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
18.21
$18.21  
five stars Not available Statewide
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
24.40
$24.40  
five stars Not available Statewide
Structural Iron and Steel Workers
40.31
$40.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Stockers and Order Fillers
15.57
$15.57  
five stars Not available Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
30.76
$30.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Speech-Language Pathologists
38.77
$38.77  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ------ four stars Not available Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Middle School ------ four stars Not available Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
19.81
$19.81  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Social and Community Service Managers
37.93
$37.93  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
14.98
$14.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Short Order Cooks
16.09
$16.09  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
19.08
$19.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Sheet Metal Workers
30.94
$30.94  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Sewing Machine Operators
15.75
$15.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
23.32
$23.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
 
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