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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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Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
19.38
$19.38  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
29.79
$29.79  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Electrical and Electronics Repairers of Commerical and Industrial Equipment
36.28
$36.28  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Automotive Body Repairers
23.64
$23.64  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
23.63
$23.63  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
29.44
$29.44  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Farm Equipment Mechanics
23.64
$23.64  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
30.74
$30.74  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
19.53
$19.53  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
17.98
$17.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
30.49
$30.49  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
30.74
$30.74  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
25.66
$25.66  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
47.85
$47.85  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
24.06
$24.06  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Equipment Repairers
29.99
$29.99  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
23.52
$23.52  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
15.86
$15.86  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
31.29
$31.29  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bakers
17.56
$17.56  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Butchers and Meat Cutters
18.97
$18.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
17.74
$17.74  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
14.98
$14.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Food Baking and Drying Machine Operators
20.30
$20.30  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Food Batchmakers
18.47
$18.47  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
21.30
$21.30  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Machinists
24.60
$24.60  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
18.74
$18.74  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
21.25
$21.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Tool and Die Makers
30.36
$30.36  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
23.68
$23.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Prepress Technicians and Workers
23.68
$23.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Printing Press Operators
19.39
$19.39  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
19.31
$19.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
14.69
$14.69  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Sewing Machine Operators
15.75
$15.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
18.82
$18.82  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Wood Sawing Machine Operators
18.78
$18.78  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Woodworking Machine Operators
19.92
$19.92  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Power Plant Operators
47.41
$47.41  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
30.76
$30.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
30.13
$30.13  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Chemical Plant and System Operators
25.07
$25.07  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Chemical Equipment Operators
21.17
$21.17  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
23.32
$23.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
24.32
$24.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
22.65
$22.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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