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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.

240 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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Carpenters
20.69
$20.69  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Laborers
17.46
$17.46  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
23.81
$23.81  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Brickmason Helpers
17.89
$17.89  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Carpenter Helpers
17.40
$17.40  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Construction and Building Inspectors
26.82
$26.82  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
25.62
$25.62  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
33.28
$33.28  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
29.27
$29.27  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
21.23
$21.23  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Tire Repairers and Changers
15.39
$15.39  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
39.48
$39.48  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Millwrights
30.72
$30.72  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
21.25
$21.25  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Riggers
29.75
$29.75   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
29.13
$29.13  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
15.15
$15.15  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
15.43
$15.43  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
19.88
$19.88  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Rolling Machine Operators
18.40
$18.40  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
18.60
$18.60  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
15.41
$15.41  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
18.75
$18.75  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Foundry Mold and Coremakers
20.83
$20.83   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
17.50
$17.50  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
17.71
$17.71  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
21.36
$21.36  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Metal and Plastic Layout Workers
21.79
$21.79   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Textile Cutting Machine Operators
15.27
$15.27   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Wood Sawing Machine Operators
22.32
$22.32  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
16.79
$16.79  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
28.84
$28.84  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Petroleum Pump System and Refinery Operators
31.13
$31.13  
four 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
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
24.34
$24.34  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
22.52
$22.52  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
22.65
$22.65  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
21.02
$21.02  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.45
$18.45  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Paper Goods Machine Operators
19.02
$19.02   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three 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  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
14.52
$14.52  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
18.95
$18.95  
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
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
15.89
$15.89  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
14.26
$14.26  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
31.02
$31.02  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cost Estimators
24.39
$24.39  
three stars High School or less Northwest
 
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