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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.

251 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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Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
20.79
$20.79  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Power Plant Operators
44.41
$44.41  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
30.61
$30.61  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
26.82
$26.82  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Chemical Plant and System Operators
25.28
$25.28   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southeast
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
20.76
$20.76  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
20.15
$20.15  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Dental Laboratory Technicians
23.55
$23.55  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
20.02
$20.02  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Painting and Decorating Workers
20.11
$20.11  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators
23.46
$23.46  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
11.28
$11.28  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
22.07
$22.07  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
15.35
$15.35  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
14.10
$14.10  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
15.63
$15.63  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Crane and Tower Operators
18.88
$18.88  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Vehicle Cleaners
15.10
$15.10  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Freight and Stock Laborers
16.51
$16.51  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
18.22
$18.22  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
18.96
$18.96  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
20.76
$20.76  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
19.78
$19.78  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Loan Officers
34.95
$34.95  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Community Health Workers
15.53
$15.53  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Dietetic Technicians
19.18
$19.18  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Pharmacy Technicians
17.41
$17.41  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Psychiatric Technicians
17.22
$17.22   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Southeast
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
24.63
$24.63  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Physical Therapist Aides
15.39
$15.39  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Medical Assistants
20.83
$20.83  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Medical Equipment Preparers
22.25
$22.25  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Phlebotomists
20.72
$20.72  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Supervisors of Correctional Officers
37.45
$37.45  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Firefighters
16.72
$16.72  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
17.65
$17.65  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Food Preparation Workers
12.53
$12.53  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
27.41
$27.41  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Janitors and Cleaners
14.82
$14.82  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Maids and Housekeepers
12.34
$12.34  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
15.61
$15.61  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
18.92
$18.92  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Tree Trimmers and Pruners
22.62
$22.62  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
12.62
$12.62  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Legal Secretaries
18.90
$18.90  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
11.89
$11.89  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Funeral Attendants
10.73
$10.73  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Childcare Workers
11.79
$11.79  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Recreation Workers
13.47
$13.47  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Residential Advisors
18.65
$18.65  
four stars High School or less Southeast
 
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