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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.

326 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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Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
20.70
$20.70  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.88
$23.88  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
32.53
$32.53  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
32.53
$32.53  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Paper Goods Machine Operators
20.61
$20.61  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Production Helpers
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
14.24
$14.24  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
28.11
$28.11  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
22.39
$22.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, School
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.04
$23.04  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
17.59
$17.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
17.59
$17.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
16.38
$16.38  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Vehicle Cleaners
17.72
$17.72  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
19.91
$19.91  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
16.75
$16.75  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Stockers and Order Fillers
17.46
$17.46  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.75
$23.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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