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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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Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
28.73
$28.73  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
19.07
$19.07  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
20.63
$20.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
14.98
$14.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Gaming Dealers
12.64
$12.64  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
12.22
$12.22  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Childcare Workers
15.08
$15.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
20.34
$20.34  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Recreation Workers
15.96
$15.96  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Residential Advisors
19.78
$19.78  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.67
$22.67  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
39.68
$39.68  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cashiers
14.17
$14.17  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Counter and Rental Clerks
15.26
$15.26  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Parts Salespersons
18.93
$18.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Retail Salespersons
14.69
$14.69  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Advertising Sales Agents
24.44
$24.44  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Insurance Sales Agents
31.08
$31.08  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
39.00
$39.00  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
31.42
$31.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
23.89
$23.89  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Tool and Die Makers
30.36
$30.36  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Dental Assistants
25.52
$25.52  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
15.23
$15.23  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Manicurists and Pedicurists
14.89
$14.89  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Electricians
31.81
$31.81  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Electrical and Electronics Repairers of Commerical and Industrial Equipment
36.28
$36.28  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
23.63
$23.63  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Farm Equipment Mechanics
23.64
$23.64  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
30.74
$30.74  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
19.53
$19.53  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
30.49
$30.49  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
30.74
$30.74  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Machinists
24.60
$24.60  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Massage Therapists
24.04
$24.04  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Architectural and Civil Drafters
30.21
$30.21  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Medical Equipment Repairers
29.99
$29.99  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Civil Engineering Technicians
33.62
$33.62  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
30.89
$30.89  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
30.24
$30.24  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
30.83
$30.83  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
29.88
$29.88  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Radiation Therapists
39.40
$39.40  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Respiratory Therapists
37.36
$37.36  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Registered Nurses
39.40
$39.40  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
37.19
$37.19  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
39.75
$39.75  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
35.74
$35.74  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
 
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