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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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Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
49.23
$49.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
28.83
$28.83  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
25.73
$25.73  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.12
$19.12  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
36.81
$36.81  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
23.91
$23.91   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Bakers
18.67
$18.67  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Butchers and Meat Cutters
22.62
$22.62  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
18.89
$18.89  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
19.69
$19.69   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Food Batchmakers
18.15
$18.15  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Food Cooking Machine Operators
24.28
$24.28   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
25.25
$25.25  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
23.59
$23.59  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
20.41
$20.41  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
22.58
$22.58   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.63
$20.63  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
27.54
$27.54  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
28.07
$28.07  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Printing Press Operators
22.54
$22.54  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
17.14
$17.14  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Sewing Machine Operators
18.77
$18.77  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
23.65
$23.65  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.46
$21.46  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
34.19
$34.19  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
32.97
$32.97  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.88
$23.88  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
26.61
$26.61  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
24.40
$24.40  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
20.44
$20.44  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Production Helpers
19.58
$19.58  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Driver/Sales Workers
14.20
$14.20  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.39
$23.39  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, School
24.25
$24.25  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.95
$23.95  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
18.72
$18.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
18.72
$18.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
17.85
$17.85  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.78
$23.78  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Vehicle Cleaners
18.34
$18.34  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
22.28
$22.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
18.47
$18.47  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
29.80
$29.80  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
35.16
$35.16  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
 
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