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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.

298 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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Region Sort descending Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
35.01
$35.01  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Real Estate Agents
19.85
$19.85  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
30.35
$30.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bill and Account Collectors
19.62
$19.62  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Billing and Posting Clerks
21.24
$21.24  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
23.33
$23.33  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Customer Service Representatives
20.00
$20.00  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Interviewers
19.26
$19.26  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
21.60
$21.60  
three stars High School or less Statewide
New Accounts Clerks
20.18
$20.18  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Receptionists and Information Clerks
15.66
$15.66  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cargo and Freight Agents
24.82
$24.82  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Couriers and Messengers
17.30
$17.30  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
27.53
$27.53  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
25.25
$25.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
18.95
$18.95  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Recordkeeping Weighers and Checkers
19.25
$19.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Executive Secretaries
29.93
$29.93  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Secretaries
20.89
$20.89  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
20.94
$20.94  
five stars High School or less Statewide
General Office Clerks
19.09
$19.09  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
38.85
$38.85  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Brickmasons and Blockmasons
35.37
$35.37  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Carpenters
25.88
$25.88  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Paving Equipment Operators
26.98
$26.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
34.63
$34.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Electricians
33.36
$33.36  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Glaziers
23.73
$23.73  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mechanical Insulation Workers
41.52
$41.52  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
38.68
$38.68  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Electrician Helpers
22.47
$22.47  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Plumber Helpers
18.23
$18.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Construction and Building Inspectors
36.95
$36.95  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
31.36
$31.36  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Highway Maintenance Workers
26.92
$26.92  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
27.80
$27.80  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
36.08
$36.08  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
25.91
$25.91  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.22
$24.22  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
30.62
$30.62  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
19.51
$19.51  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
15.98
$15.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
29.52
$29.52  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
42.99
$42.99  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
23.79
$23.79  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
23.57
$23.57  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
31.90
$31.90  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
20.91
$20.91  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
19.43
$19.43  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Machinists
25.73
$25.73  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
 
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