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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.

324 occupations found

Occupation Title Wage Sort ascending 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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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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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
Paper Goods Machine Operators
23.63
$23.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.60
$23.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.53
$23.53  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
23.52
$23.52  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Billing and Posting Clerks
23.50
$23.50  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Assistants
23.50
$23.50  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.42
$23.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Rehabilitation Counselors
23.40
$23.40  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
23.39
$23.39  
three stars Not available Statewide
Community Health Workers
23.39
$23.39  
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
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.26
$23.26  
four stars Not available Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.26
$23.26  
four stars Not available Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.23
$23.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Laborers
23.16
$23.16  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.13
$23.13  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Library Technicians
23.06
$23.06  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bill and Account Collectors
22.88
$22.88  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Chefs and Head Cooks
22.83
$22.83  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.67
$22.67  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
22.65
$22.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
22.48
$22.48  
four stars Not available Statewide
Dispensing Opticians
22.13
$22.13  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
21.89
$21.89  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
21.30
$21.30  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
21.25
$21.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Chemical Equipment Operators
21.17
$21.17  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
20.63
$20.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
20.34
$20.34  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Food Baking and Drying Machine Operators
20.30
$20.30  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Customer Service Representatives
20.10
$20.10  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Woodworking Machine Operators
19.92
$19.92  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
19.87
$19.87  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
19.81
$19.81  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.80
$19.80  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Residential Advisors
19.78
$19.78  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
19.53
$19.53  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Phlebotomists
19.51
$19.51  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Printing Press Operators
19.39
$19.39  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
19.38
$19.38  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
19.31
$19.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
19.16
$19.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
General Office Clerks
19.15
$19.15  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
19.08
$19.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
19.07
$19.07  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Interviewers
19.04
$19.04  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Security Guards
19.02
$19.02  
five stars High School or less Statewide
 
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