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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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Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.66
$37.66  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Construction and Maintenance Painters
28.76
$28.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
39.43
$39.43  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Roofers
31.08
$31.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Sheet Metal Workers
28.56
$28.56  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Construction and Building Inspectors
41.16
$41.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Highway Maintenance Workers
28.25
$28.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
40.21
$40.21  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
18.98
$18.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
32.15
$32.15  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Body Repairers
25.01
$25.01  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
30.90
$30.90  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
18.67
$18.67  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
30.25
$30.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
49.23
$49.23  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
28.83
$28.83  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
25.73
$25.73  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.12
$19.12  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
36.81
$36.81  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
24.58
$24.58  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Bakers
18.67
$18.67  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Butchers and Meat Cutters
22.62
$22.62  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
18.89
$18.89  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
19.69
$19.69  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Food Batchmakers
18.15
$18.15  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Cooking Machine Operators
24.28
$24.28  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
25.25
$25.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
23.59
$23.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
20.41
$20.41  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.63
$20.63  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
21.41
$21.41  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
27.54
$27.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Prepress Technicians and Workers
22.39
$22.39  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Printing Press Operators
22.54
$22.54  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
23.04
$23.04  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
17.14
$17.14  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Sewing Machine Operators
18.77
$18.77  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
23.65
$23.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.46
$21.46  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
34.19
$34.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
32.97
$32.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Chemical Equipment Operators
23.81
$23.81  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
24.95
$24.95  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.88
$23.88  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
26.61
$26.61  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
23.76
$23.76  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
24.40
$24.40  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
20.44
$20.44  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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