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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.

302 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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Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
20.09
$20.09  
three stars High School or less Statewide
General Office Clerks
19.09
$19.09  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Agricultural Equipment Operators
18.51
$18.51  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Farmworkers and Laborers
16.72
$16.72  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Farm Animal Caretakers
13.83
$13.83  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
38.85
$38.85  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Brickmasons and Blockmasons
35.37
$35.37  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Carpenters
25.88
$25.88  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
26.93
$26.93  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Laborers
23.73
$23.73  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Paving Equipment Operators
26.98
$26.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
34.63
$34.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Glaziers
23.73
$23.73  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mechanical Insulation Workers
41.52
$41.52  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
38.68
$38.68  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Roofers
27.63
$27.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Brickmason Helpers
28.08
$28.08  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Carpenter Helpers
18.00
$18.00  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Electrician Helpers
22.47
$22.47  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Painter Helpers
21.49
$21.49  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Plumber Helpers
18.23
$18.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Construction and Building Inspectors
36.95
$36.95  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
31.36
$31.36  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Highway Maintenance Workers
26.92
$26.92  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
27.80
$27.80  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
36.08
$36.08  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
24.34
$24.34  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
25.91
$25.91  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
15.98
$15.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
42.99
$42.99  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
23.79
$23.79  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
23.57
$23.57  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
31.90
$31.90  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
16.31
$16.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
16.49
$16.49  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
20.91
$20.91  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
19.43
$19.43  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
20.80
$20.80  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
23.21
$23.21  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
23.94
$23.94  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
21.34
$21.34  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
42.56
$42.56  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Power Plant Operators
45.55
$45.55  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
30.97
$30.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
29.60
$29.60  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
22.19
$22.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
21.49
$21.49  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
21.96
$21.96  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Dental Laboratory Technicians
21.02
$21.02  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Appliance Technicians
25.52
$25.52  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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