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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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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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Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
22.97
$22.97  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
29.16
$29.16  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Medical Records Specialists
30.00
$30.00  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Dispensing Opticians
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars
40.23
$40.23  
three stars Not available Southwest
Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars
40.23
$40.23  
three stars Not available Southwest
Nursing Assistants
20.78
$20.78  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Psychiatric Aides
25.36
$25.36   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Not available Southwest
Occupational Therapy Assistants
30.29
$30.29  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Physical Therapist Assistants
30.22
$30.22  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Dental Assistants
31.16
$31.16  
five stars Vocational training Southwest
Medical Assistants
24.23
$24.23  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Police Officers
56.28
$56.28  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Firefighters
19.20
$19.20  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
29.05
$29.05  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
41.67
$41.67  
five stars Associate's degree Southwest
Security Guards
20.62
$20.62  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
15.03
$15.03  
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
Fast Food Cooks
15.60
$15.60  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
19.28
$19.28  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Restaurant Cooks
18.57
$18.57  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Food Preparation Workers
16.76
$16.76  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bartenders
13.05
$13.05  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Waiters and Waitresses
11.82
$11.82  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
16.87
$16.87  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.19
$14.19  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dishwashers
14.84
$14.84  
four 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
Janitors and Cleaners
18.60
$18.60  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Maids and Housekeepers
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
21.63
$21.63  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
24.14
$24.14  
four stars High School or less Southwest
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
25.81
$25.81  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
16.67
$16.67  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
15.98
$15.98  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
17.23
$17.23  
four stars Vocational training 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
Cashiers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Counter and Rental Clerks
18.73
$18.73  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Parts Salespersons
20.34
$20.34  
five stars High School or less Southwest
 
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