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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 descending 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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Farmworkers and Laborers
17.75
$17.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food Cooks
14.70
$14.70  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.22
$14.22  
five stars Not available Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.22
$14.22  
five stars Not available Statewide
Financial Examiners
40.31
$40.31  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Managers
63.05
$63.05  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Firefighters
16.52
$16.52  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
20.34
$20.34  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Food Baking and Drying Machine Operators
20.30
$20.30  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Food Batchmakers
18.47
$18.47  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Food Preparation Workers
14.99
$14.99  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Service Managers
29.44
$29.44  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Forest and Conservation Technicians
24.42
$24.42  
three stars Not available Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
18.98
$18.98  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fundraisers
30.63
$30.63  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Gaming Dealers
12.64
$12.64  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.53
$23.53  
four stars High School or less Statewide
General Internal Medicine Physicians
999.00
>$100  
four stars Not available Statewide
General Office Clerks
19.15
$19.15  
five stars High School or less Statewide
General and Operations Managers
42.37
$42.37  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Glaziers
27.84
$27.84  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
29.96
$29.96  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Graphic Designers
29.94
$29.94  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
15.23
$15.23  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
15.25
$15.25  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Health Care Social Workers
30.84
$30.84  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Health Educators
31.04
$31.04  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
30.49
$30.49  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
25.18
$25.18  
five stars High School or less Statewide
High School Career and Technical Education Teachers ------ four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
High School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Highway Maintenance Workers
27.03
$27.03  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
14.25
$14.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Assistants
23.50
$23.50  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Managers
62.50
$62.50  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
31.42
$31.42  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
30.24
$30.24  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineers
48.52
$48.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
30.74
$30.74  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Industrial Production Managers
49.87
$49.87  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.23
$23.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Information Security Analysts
50.31
$50.31  
five stars Not available Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.42
$23.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
15.86
$15.86  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
18.41
$18.41  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Instructional Coordinators
37.82
$37.82  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
23.78
$23.78  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Insurance Sales Agents
31.08
$31.08  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Interpreters and Translators
30.62
$30.62  
three stars High School or less Statewide
 
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