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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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Multiple Machine Tool Operators
20.80
$20.80  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
23.21
$23.21  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
23.94
$23.94  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
21.34
$21.34  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
42.56
$42.56  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Power Plant Operators
45.55
$45.55  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
30.97
$30.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
29.60
$29.60  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
22.19
$22.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
21.49
$21.49  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
21.96
$21.96  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Dental Laboratory Technicians
21.02
$21.02  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Appliance Technicians
25.52
$25.52  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
17.30
$17.30  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.28
$18.28  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Semiconductor Processors
20.00
$20.00  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators
22.69
$22.69  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Production Helpers
15.84
$15.84  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
12.75
$12.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
19.54
$19.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Crane and Tower Operators
26.72
$26.72  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
17.31
$17.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
15.95
$15.95  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Food Preparation Workers
15.24
$15.24  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
16.12
$16.12  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
14.62
$14.62  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
16.78
$16.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Cashiers
13.10
$13.10  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Parts Salespersons
18.52
$18.52  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Retail Salespersons
14.11
$14.11  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Agricultural Equipment Operators
18.51
$18.51  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Farmworkers and Laborers
16.72
$16.72  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Farm Animal Caretakers
13.83
$13.83  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
26.93
$26.93  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Laborers
23.73
$23.73  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Roofers
27.63
$27.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Brickmason Helpers
28.08
$28.08  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Carpenter Helpers
18.00
$18.00  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Painter Helpers
21.49
$21.49  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
16.31
$16.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
16.49
$16.49  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
13.99
$13.99  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
21.08
$21.08  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Vehicle Cleaners
14.34
$14.34  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
17.73
$17.73  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
17.50
$17.50  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
14.07
$14.07  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
20.09
$20.09  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
22.05
$22.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
16.65
$16.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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