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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.

268 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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Chemical Technicians
27.35
$27.35  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Human Resources Assistants
25.04
$25.04  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Cost Estimators
39.03
$39.03  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Loan Officers
40.54
$40.54  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Coaches and Scouts
23.57
$23.57  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
36.43
$36.43  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Food Service Managers
35.67
$35.67  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
30.71
$30.71  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
37.38
$37.38  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
22.54
$22.54  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
22.20
$22.20  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Pharmacy Technicians
23.33
$23.33  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dispensing Opticians
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
29.05
$29.05  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Security Guards
20.62
$20.62  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
28.47
$28.47  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
21.39
$21.39  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
24.07
$24.07  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
32.08
$32.08  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
24.14
$24.14  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
16.67
$16.67  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Childcare Workers
15.65
$15.65  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
23.59
$23.59  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Recreation Workers
18.39
$18.39  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Residential Advisors
22.42
$22.42  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
23.18
$23.18  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
39.24
$39.24  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Advertising Sales Agents
30.23
$30.23  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Insurance Sales Agents
38.23
$38.23  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
37.34
$37.34  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Real Estate Agents
21.90
$21.90  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
35.06
$35.06  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bill and Account Collectors
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
24.97
$24.97  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
28.79
$28.79  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Tellers
19.19
$19.19  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Customer Service Representatives
23.27
$23.27  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.87
$30.87  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
17.23
$17.23  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Interviewers
22.39
$22.39  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
24.05
$24.05  
four stars High School or less Southwest
New Accounts Clerks
23.08
$23.08  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Receptionists and Information Clerks
18.34
$18.34  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Dispatchers
26.63
$26.63  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Postal Service Clerks
29.27
$29.27  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Postal Service Mail Carriers
29.98
$29.98  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
29.01
$29.01  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
22.63
$22.63  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Executive Secretaries
36.14
$36.14  
four stars High School or less Southwest
 
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