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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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Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Paper Goods Machine Operators
20.61
$20.61  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Production Helpers
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
14.24
$14.24  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
28.11
$28.11  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
22.39
$22.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, School
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.04
$23.04  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
17.59
$17.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
17.59
$17.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
16.38
$16.38  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Vehicle Cleaners
17.72
$17.72  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
19.91
$19.91  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
16.75
$16.75  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Stockers and Order Fillers
17.46
$17.46  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.75
$23.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Dental Hygienists
41.51
$41.51  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
32.53
$32.53  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Massage Therapists
24.42
$24.42  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Dental Assistants
30.56
$30.56  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
18.60
$18.60  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Manicurists and Pedicurists
14.96
$14.96  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Electricians
35.79
$35.79  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
37.11
$37.11  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.39
$24.39  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.83
$24.83  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
32.23
$32.23  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
33.39
$33.39  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
31.45
$31.45  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Machinists
25.69
$25.69  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Tool and Die Makers
30.91
$30.91  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
32.53
$32.53  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
27.09
$27.09  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Administrative Services Managers
58.69
$58.69  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
35.38
$35.38  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Computer Network Support Specialists
35.18
$35.18  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
30.42
$30.42  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Web Developers
39.96
$39.96  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Web and Digital Interface Designers
39.74
$39.74  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Web and Digital Interface Designers
39.74
$39.74  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Architectural and Civil Drafters
30.90
$30.90  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Drafters
31.93
$31.93  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Civil Engineering Technicians
34.54
$34.54  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
32.54
$32.54  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
25.09
$25.09  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.22
$31.22  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
33.25
$33.25  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Agricultural Technicians
19.03
$19.03  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
 
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