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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.

287 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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Upholsterers
17.81
$17.81  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
20.85
$20.85  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Wood Sawing Machine Operators
22.32
$22.32  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
28.84
$28.84  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
28.13
$28.13  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chemical Plant and System Operators
25.83
$25.83   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Petroleum Pump System and Refinery Operators
31.13
$31.13  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chemical Equipment Operators
21.76
$21.76   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
22.52
$22.52  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
22.52
$22.52  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Hand Cutters and Trimmers
15.73
$15.73   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
22.65
$22.65  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
19.30
$19.30  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
21.02
$21.02  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dental Laboratory Technicians
22.36
$22.36  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.45
$18.45  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Painting and Decorating Workers
19.72
$19.72   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Production Helpers
15.37
$15.37  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Driver/Sales Workers
12.28
$12.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
22.37
$22.37  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
18.40
$18.40  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
18.95
$18.95  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Vehicle Cleaners
15.67
$15.67  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
16.97
$16.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
14.26
$14.26  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
20.04
$20.04  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
19.16
$19.16  
five stars High School or less Northwest
General and Operations Managers
40.00
$40.00  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Marketing Managers
67.95
$67.95  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Sales Managers
47.44
$47.44  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Computer and Information Systems Managers
54.47
$54.47  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Financial Managers
47.22
$47.22  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Industrial Production Managers
44.10
$44.10  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
36.36
$36.36  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Human Resources Managers
45.86
$45.86  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Construction Managers
40.50
$40.50  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Elementary and High School Education Administrators ------ three stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Architectural and Engineering Managers
60.40
$60.40  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Food Service Managers
22.60
$22.60  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Lodging Managers
30.13
$30.13  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
44.18
$44.18  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
23.79
$23.79  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Social and Community Service Managers
35.25
$35.25  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Compliance Officers
37.64
$37.64  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Cost Estimators
24.39
$24.39  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Human Resources Specialists
26.38
$26.38  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Logisticians
28.51
$28.51  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Management Analysts
27.56
$27.56  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
20.50
$20.50  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Fundraisers
29.02
$29.02  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
 
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