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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.

268 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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Parts Salespersons
20.34
$20.34  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Retail Salespersons
17.35
$17.35  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Insurance Sales Agents
38.23
$38.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.00
$35.00  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
37.34
$37.34  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
35.06
$35.06  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bill and Account Collectors
22.46
$22.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
24.97
$24.97  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
24.62
$24.62  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Gaming Cage Workers
18.00
$18.00  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
28.79
$28.79  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Tellers
19.19
$19.19  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
25.38
$25.38  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Customer Service Representatives
23.27
$23.27  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.87
$30.87  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
17.23
$17.23  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Interviewers
22.39
$22.39  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
24.05
$24.05  
four stars High School or less Northwest
New Accounts Clerks
23.08
$23.08  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Human Resources Assistants
25.04
$25.04  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Receptionists and Information Clerks
18.34
$18.34  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dispatchers
26.63
$26.63  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Postal Service Clerks
29.27
$29.27  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
29.98
$29.98  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
29.01
$29.01  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
22.63
$22.63  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Executive Secretaries
36.14
$36.14  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Legal Secretaries
27.28
$27.28  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Secretaries
23.83
$23.83  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.91
$23.91  
five stars High School or less Northwest
General Office Clerks
22.85
$22.85  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
29.46
$29.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Agricultural Equipment Operators
24.16
$24.16  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.63
$17.63   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
five stars High School or less Northwest
Farm Animal Caretakers
17.57
$17.57  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
45.78
$45.78  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Carpenters
30.91
$30.91  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
31.94
$31.94  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Laborers
27.45
$27.45  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.66
$37.66  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Construction and Maintenance Painters
28.76
$28.76  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
39.43
$39.43  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
28.25
$28.25  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
40.21
$40.21  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
32.15
$32.15  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive Body Repairers
25.01
$25.01  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
30.90
$30.90  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Motorboat Mechanics
25.33
$25.33  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Tire Repairers and Changers
18.67
$18.67  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
30.25
$30.25  
three stars High School or less Northwest
 
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