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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 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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Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
25.36
$25.36  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
25.25
$25.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Assistants
25.04
$25.04  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Body Repairers
25.01
$25.01  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Billing and Posting Clerks
24.97
$24.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
24.95
$24.95  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Paper Goods Machine Operators
24.84
$24.84  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
24.68
$24.68  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.67
$24.67  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
24.62
$24.62  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
24.58
$24.58  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Library Technicians
24.42
$24.42  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
24.40
$24.40  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Cooking Machine Operators
24.28
$24.28  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, School
24.25
$24.25  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Assistants
24.23
$24.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Agricultural Equipment Operators
24.16
$24.16  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
24.07
$24.07  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
24.05
$24.05  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Equipment Preparers
23.99
$23.99  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.95
$23.95  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.91
$23.91  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.88
$23.88  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Secretaries
23.83
$23.83  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Chemical Equipment Operators
23.81
$23.81  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.78
$23.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
23.76
$23.76  
three stars High School or less Statewide
First-line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services
23.72
$23.72  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Tax Preparers
23.71
$23.71  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
23.65
$23.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
23.59
$23.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
23.59
$23.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.39
$23.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
23.33
$23.33  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Customer Service Representatives
23.27
$23.27  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
23.18
$23.18  
five stars High School or less Statewide
New Accounts Clerks
23.08
$23.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
23.04
$23.04  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
22.97
$22.97  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
General Office Clerks
22.85
$22.85  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.72
$22.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Emergency Medical Technicians
22.66
$22.66  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
22.63
$22.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Butchers and Meat Cutters
22.62
$22.62  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Printing Press Operators
22.54
$22.54  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
22.54
$22.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
 
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