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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 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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Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.39
$24.39  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
18.60
$18.60  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Dental Assistants
30.56
$30.56  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Electricians
35.79
$35.79  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Machinists
25.69
$25.69  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
31.45
$31.45  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
32.23
$32.23  
three stars Vocational training Southwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.83
$24.83  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
27.09
$27.09  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Chemical Technicians
25.03
$25.03  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Human Resources Assistants
23.64
$23.64  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Cost Estimators
35.98
$35.98  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Loan Officers
38.66
$38.66  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Coaches and Scouts
19.41
$19.41  
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
Food Service Managers
30.87
$30.87  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
29.81
$29.81  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
32.97
$32.97  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
20.29
$20.29  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
19.34
$19.34  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Pharmacy Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dispensing Opticians
19.39
$19.39  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
26.97
$26.97  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Security Guards
18.52
$18.52  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
24.72
$24.72  
four 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 Housekeepers and Janitors
22.78
$22.78  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
29.97
$29.97  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
23.20
$23.20  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
15.32
$15.32  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Childcare Workers
14.63
$14.63  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
22.94
$22.94  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Recreation Workers
18.28
$18.28  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Residential Advisors
21.29
$21.29  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.69
$22.69  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
42.57
$42.57  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Advertising Sales Agents
26.36
$26.36  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Insurance Sales Agents
30.34
$30.34  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
28.11
$28.11  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
36.95
$36.95  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Real Estate Agents
18.63
$18.63  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
32.32
$32.32  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bill and Account Collectors
21.82
$21.82  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
23.88
$23.88  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
26.76
$26.76  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Tellers
18.32
$18.32  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Customer Service Representatives
22.26
$22.26  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.12
$30.12  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
14.93
$14.93  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Interviewers
19.61
$19.61  
three stars High School or less Southwest
 
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