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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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Nursing Assistants
20.78
$20.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Occupational Therapy Assistants
30.29
$30.29  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.22
$30.22  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Massage Therapists
31.11
$31.11  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Dental Assistants
31.16
$31.16  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Medical Assistants
24.23
$24.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Equipment Preparers
23.99
$23.99  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
17.85
$17.85  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinary Assistants
18.68
$18.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Phlebotomists
20.86
$20.86  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Police Officers
56.28
$56.28  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Firefighters
19.20
$19.20  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Correctional Officers and Jailers
29.05
$29.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
39.40
$39.40  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
41.67
$41.67  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Security Guards
20.62
$20.62  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
15.03
$15.03  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Chefs and Head Cooks
28.47
$28.47  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
21.39
$21.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food Cooks
15.60
$15.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
19.28
$19.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
18.57
$18.57  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Preparation Workers
16.76
$16.76  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bartenders
13.05
$13.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Waiters and Waitresses
11.82
$11.82  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
16.87
$16.87  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.19
$14.19  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Dishwashers
14.84
$14.84  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
14.49
$14.49  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
24.07
$24.07  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
32.08
$32.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
18.60
$18.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
21.63
$21.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
First-line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services
23.72
$23.72  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
25.81
$25.81  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
16.67
$16.67  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Gaming Dealers
12.28
$12.28  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
15.98
$15.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
17.23
$17.23  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Manicurists and Pedicurists
17.91
$17.91  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Childcare Workers
15.65
$15.65  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
23.59
$23.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Recreation Workers
18.39
$18.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Residential Advisors
22.42
$22.42  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
23.18
$23.18  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
39.24
$39.24  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cashiers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
 
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