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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 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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Woodworking Machine Operators
21.19
$21.19  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
36.95
$36.95  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
22.97
$22.97  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
25.04
$25.04  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
31.10
$31.10  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Waiters and Waitresses
11.71
$11.71  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
19.96
$19.96  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Vehicle Cleaners
17.72
$17.72  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
50.73
$50.73  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Training and Development Specialists
36.67
$36.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Tire Repairers and Changers
18.70
$18.70  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Tellers
18.32
$18.32  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
30.08
$30.08  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
29.88
$29.88  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Surgical Technologists
32.43
$32.43  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.69
$22.69  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
32.94
$32.94  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
52.15
$52.15  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
42.57
$42.57  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
37.79
$37.79  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
29.97
$29.97  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
22.78
$22.78  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.30
$19.30  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
26.38
$26.38  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
42.89
$42.89  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
32.32
$32.32  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.08
$19.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
17.46
$17.46  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
32.26
$32.26  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Speech-Language Pathologists
40.51
$40.51  
four stars Graduate degree (any type) Southwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
31.09
$31.09  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
30.09
$30.09  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Software Developers
55.22
$55.22  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
20.29
$20.29  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Social and Community Service Managers
36.97
$36.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree 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
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
21.07
$21.07  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Sheet Metal Workers
30.14
$30.14  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Sewing Machine Operators
17.90
$17.90  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
24.23
$24.23  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
19.34
$19.34  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Security Guards
18.52
$18.52  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
36.33
$36.33  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.21
$23.21  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.22
$35.22  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Sales Managers
64.80
$64.80  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Roofers
28.89
$28.89  
three stars High School or less Southwest
 
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