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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 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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Butchers and Meat Cutters
18.97
$18.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
17.74
$17.74  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
14.98
$14.98  
three 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
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
21.30
$21.30  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
18.74
$18.74  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
21.25
$21.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
23.68
$23.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Prepress Technicians and Workers
23.68
$23.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Printing Press Operators
19.39
$19.39  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
19.31
$19.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
14.69
$14.69  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Sewing Machine Operators
15.75
$15.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
18.82
$18.82  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Wood Sawing Machine Operators
18.78
$18.78  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Woodworking Machine Operators
19.92
$19.92  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Power Plant Operators
47.41
$47.41  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
30.76
$30.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
30.13
$30.13  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Chemical Plant and System Operators
25.07
$25.07  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Chemical Equipment Operators
21.17
$21.17  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
23.32
$23.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
24.32
$24.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
22.65
$22.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
23.76
$23.76  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
19.16
$19.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.42
$23.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.78
$18.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Paper Goods Machine Operators
23.63
$23.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Production Helpers
14.85
$14.85  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
14.42
$14.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
25.18
$25.18  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.60
$23.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
15.25
$15.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.23
$23.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Vehicle Cleaners
15.62
$15.62  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
18.98
$18.98  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
21.89
$21.89  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
15.25
$15.25  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.53
$23.53  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Real Estate Agents
18.63
$18.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
31.16
$31.16  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bill and Account Collectors
22.88
$22.88  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Billing and Posting Clerks
23.50
$23.50  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
23.75
$23.75  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
24.55
$24.55  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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