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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.

328 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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Detectives and Criminal Investigators
40.32
$40.32  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.77
$39.77  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Security Guards
19.02
$19.02  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
14.55
$14.55  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Chefs and Head Cooks
22.83
$22.83  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.80
$19.80  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food Cooks
14.70
$14.70  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
18.41
$18.41  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
17.80
$17.80  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Short Order Cooks
16.09
$16.09  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Food Preparation Workers
14.99
$14.99  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bartenders
12.24
$12.24  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.22
$14.22  
five stars Not available Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.22
$14.22  
five stars Not available Statewide
Waiters and Waitresses
13.28
$13.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
15.08
$15.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.53
$14.53  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dishwashers
13.95
$13.95  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
13.26
$13.26  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
23.69
$23.69  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
28.73
$28.73  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
19.07
$19.07  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
20.63
$20.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
14.98
$14.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Gaming Dealers
12.64
$12.64  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
12.22
$12.22  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
15.23
$15.23  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Manicurists and Pedicurists
14.89
$14.89  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Childcare Workers
15.08
$15.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
20.34
$20.34  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Recreation Workers
15.96
$15.96  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Residential Advisors
19.78
$19.78  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.67
$22.67  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
39.68
$39.68  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cashiers
14.17
$14.17  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Counter and Rental Clerks
15.26
$15.26  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Parts Salespersons
18.93
$18.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Retail Salespersons
14.69
$14.69  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Advertising Sales Agents
24.44
$24.44  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Insurance Sales Agents
31.08
$31.08  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
39.00
$39.00  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
31.84
$31.84  
five stars Not available Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
49.53
$49.53  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
31.42
$31.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Real Estate Agents
18.63
$18.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Sales Engineers
49.85
$49.85  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
31.16
$31.16  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bill and Account Collectors
22.88
$22.88  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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