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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.

324 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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Maids and Housekeepers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
39.43
$39.43  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Machinists
24.60
$24.60  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
25.66
$25.66  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
21.89
$21.89  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Logisticians
39.21
$39.21  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Loan Officers
38.95
$38.95  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
23.77
$23.77  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.60
$23.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
14.55
$14.55  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
23.89
$23.89  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Library Technicians
23.06
$23.06  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Not available Statewide
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Not available Statewide
Legal Secretaries
29.90
$29.90  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Lawyers
62.04
$62.04  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
14.69
$14.69  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
19.07
$19.07  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Labor Relations Specialists
42.70
$42.70  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Kindergarten Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Interviewers
19.04
$19.04  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Interpreters and Translators
30.62
$30.62  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Insurance Sales Agents
31.08
$31.08  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
23.78
$23.78  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Instructional Coordinators
37.82
$37.82  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
18.41
$18.41  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
15.86
$15.86  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.42
$23.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Information Security Analysts
50.31
$50.31  
five stars Not available Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.23
$23.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Production Managers
49.87
$49.87  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
30.74
$30.74  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Industrial Engineers
48.52
$48.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
30.24
$30.24  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
31.42
$31.42  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Human Resources Managers
62.50
$62.50  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Human Resources Assistants
23.50
$23.50  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
14.25
$14.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Highway Maintenance Workers
27.03
$27.03  
four stars High School or less Statewide
High School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
25.18
$25.18  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
30.49
$30.49  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Health Educators
31.04
$31.04  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Health Care Social Workers
30.84
$30.84  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
15.25
$15.25  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
15.23
$15.23  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
 
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