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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.

287 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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Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
21.36
$21.36  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Heat Treating Equipment Operators
19.56
$19.56   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Plating and Coating Machine Operators
18.51
$18.51  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Printing Press Operators
18.30
$18.30  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
15.55
$15.55  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Sewing Machine Operators
15.29
$15.29  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Upholsterers
17.81
$17.81  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
20.85
$20.85  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Wood Sawing Machine Operators
22.32
$22.32  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
28.84
$28.84  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
28.13
$28.13  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chemical Plant and System Operators
25.83
$25.83   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Petroleum Pump System and Refinery Operators
31.13
$31.13  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chemical Equipment Operators
21.76
$21.76   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
22.52
$22.52  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
22.52
$22.52  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Hand Cutters and Trimmers
15.73
$15.73   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
22.65
$22.65  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
19.30
$19.30  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
21.02
$21.02  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dental Laboratory Technicians
22.36
$22.36  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.45
$18.45  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Painting and Decorating Workers
19.72
$19.72   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Production Helpers
15.37
$15.37  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Driver/Sales Workers
12.28
$12.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
22.37
$22.37  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
18.40
$18.40  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
18.95
$18.95  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
19.16
$19.16  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Vehicle Cleaners
15.67
$15.67  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
16.97
$16.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
14.26
$14.26  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
20.04
$20.04  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
19.17
$19.17  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
18.75
$18.75  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
23.99
$23.99  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Procurement Clerks
20.05
$20.05  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Tellers
15.65
$15.65  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Customer Service Representatives
18.71
$18.71  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
24.12
$24.12  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
13.83
$13.83  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Interviewers
16.41
$16.41  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Clerical Library Assistants
12.87
$12.87  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
20.17
$20.17  
three stars High School or less Northwest
New Accounts Clerks
19.72
$19.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Human Resources Assistants
19.68
$19.68  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Receptionists and Information Clerks
15.16
$15.16  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Couriers and Messengers
15.91
$15.91  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
23.90
$23.90  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
23.58
$23.58  
five stars High School or less Northwest
 
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