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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.

326 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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Food Service Managers
35.67
$35.67  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
30.71
$30.71  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
37.38
$37.38  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cost Estimators
39.03
$39.03  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
25.36
$25.36  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Officers
40.54
$40.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Tax Preparers
23.71
$23.71  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
22.54
$22.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
22.20
$22.20  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Library Technicians
24.42
$24.42  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
18.68
$18.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Coaches and Scouts
23.57
$23.57  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Interpreters and Translators
31.47
$31.47  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
23.33
$23.33  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
26.12
$26.12  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Dispensing Opticians
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Nursing Assistants
20.78
$20.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Assistants
24.23
$24.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Equipment Preparers
23.99
$23.99  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
17.85
$17.85  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinary Assistants
18.68
$18.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Phlebotomists
20.86
$20.86  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Firefighters
19.20
$19.20  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Correctional Officers and Jailers
29.05
$29.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Security Guards
20.62
$20.62  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
15.03
$15.03  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Chefs and Head Cooks
28.47
$28.47  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
21.39
$21.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food Cooks
15.60
$15.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
19.28
$19.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
18.57
$18.57  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Preparation Workers
16.76
$16.76  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bartenders
13.05
$13.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Waiters and Waitresses
11.82
$11.82  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
16.87
$16.87  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.19
$14.19  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Dishwashers
14.84
$14.84  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
14.49
$14.49  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
24.07
$24.07  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
32.08
$32.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
18.60
$18.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
21.63
$21.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
16.67
$16.67  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Gaming Dealers
12.28
$12.28  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
15.98
$15.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Childcare Workers
15.65
$15.65  
five stars High School or less Statewide
 
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