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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.

326 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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New Accounts Clerks
21.75
$21.75  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Receptionists and Information Clerks
17.21
$17.21  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dispatchers
26.31
$26.31  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Postal Service Clerks
27.58
$27.58  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Postal Service Mail Carriers
27.63
$27.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
28.35
$28.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
21.07
$21.07  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Executive Secretaries
33.58
$33.58  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Legal Secretaries
29.94
$29.94  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.21
$23.21  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
23.90
$23.90  
four stars High School or less Statewide
General Office Clerks
21.69
$21.69  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
42.89
$42.89  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Carpenters
29.41
$29.41  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Paving Equipment Operators
40.31
$40.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.19
$37.19  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
37.72
$37.72  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Sheet Metal Workers
30.14
$30.14  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Construction and Building Inspectors
39.04
$39.04  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Highway Maintenance Workers
27.75
$27.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
37.79
$37.79  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Body Repairers
24.21
$24.21  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
18.70
$18.70  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
28.86
$28.86  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
47.92
$47.92  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
30.08
$30.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
24.39
$24.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.76
$19.76  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
32.94
$32.94  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
23.32
$23.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Food Batchmakers
17.11
$17.11  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Cooking Machine Operators
23.26
$23.26  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
22.98
$22.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
22.81
$22.81  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
22.13
$22.13  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.09
$20.09  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
22.16
$22.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
25.04
$25.04  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Printing Press Operators
22.80
$22.80  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
23.33
$23.33  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
22.73
$22.73  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.19
$21.19  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
32.26
$32.26  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
31.10
$31.10  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Chemical Equipment Operators
22.72
$22.72  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
24.23
$24.23  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.67
$23.67  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
25.19
$25.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
 
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