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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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Tire Repairers and Changers
17.98
$17.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
25.66
$25.66  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
47.85
$47.85  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
24.06
$24.06  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
23.52
$23.52  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
15.86
$15.86  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
31.29
$31.29  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bakers
17.56
$17.56  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Food Service Managers
29.44
$29.44  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
29.91
$29.91  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
31.14
$31.14  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cost Estimators
33.80
$33.80  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
29.77
$29.77  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Officers
38.95
$38.95  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Tax Preparers
27.58
$27.58  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Chemical Technicians
24.06
$24.06  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
19.81
$19.81  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Community Health Workers
23.39
$23.39  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
18.98
$18.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Library Technicians
23.06
$23.06  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
17.96
$17.96  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Coaches and Scouts ------ five stars High School or less Statewide
Interpreters and Translators
30.62
$30.62  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
19.87
$19.87  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
18.24
$18.24  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
28.97
$28.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Dispensing Opticians
22.13
$22.13  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Assistants
24.05
$24.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Equipment Preparers
23.74
$23.74  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
16.19
$16.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinary Assistants
18.26
$18.26  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Phlebotomists
19.51
$19.51  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Firefighters
16.52
$16.52  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Correctional Officers and Jailers
28.17
$28.17  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Security Guards
19.02
$19.02  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
14.55
$14.55  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Chefs and Head Cooks
22.83
$22.83  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.80
$19.80  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food Cooks
14.70
$14.70  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
18.41
$18.41  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
17.80
$17.80  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Short Order Cooks
16.09
$16.09  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Food Preparation Workers
14.99
$14.99  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bartenders
12.24
$12.24  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Waiters and Waitresses
13.28
$13.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
15.08
$15.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.53
$14.53  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dishwashers
13.95
$13.95  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
13.26
$13.26  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
23.69
$23.69  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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