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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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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
Medical Equipment Repairers
24.47
$24.47  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
23.57
$23.57  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Wind Turbine Service Technicians
28.49
$28.49  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
31.90
$31.90  
five 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
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
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
20.80
$20.80  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Tool and Die Makers
28.82
$28.82  
three stars Vocational training 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
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
22.53
$22.53  
four stars Not available Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
22.53
$22.53  
four stars Not available Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
31.66
$31.66  
four stars Not available Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
31.66
$31.66  
four stars Not available 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
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
24.64
$24.64  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
19.54
$19.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
20.46
$20.46  
four stars Not available Statewide
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
13.99
$13.99  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Crane and Tower Operators
26.72
$26.72  
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
Stockers and Order Fillers
15.34
$15.34  
five stars Not available Statewide
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
20.09
$20.09  
three stars High School or less Statewide
 
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