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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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Dispensing Opticians
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bill and Account Collectors
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Residential Advisors
22.42
$22.42  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Interviewers
22.39
$22.39  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Prepress Technicians and Workers
22.39
$22.39  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
22.28
$22.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
22.20
$22.20  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Real Estate Agents
21.90
$21.90  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
21.63
$21.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.46
$21.46  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
21.41
$21.41  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
21.39
$21.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Phlebotomists
20.86
$20.86  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Nursing Assistants
20.78
$20.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.63
$20.63  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Security Guards
20.62
$20.62  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Agricultural Technicians
20.54
$20.54  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
20.44
$20.44  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
20.41
$20.41  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Parts Salespersons
20.34
$20.34  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
19.69
$19.69  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Production Helpers
19.58
$19.58  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Clerical Library Assistants
19.44
$19.44  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.29
$19.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
19.28
$19.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Firefighters
19.20
$19.20  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Tellers
19.19
$19.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.12
$19.12  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
18.98
$18.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
18.89
$18.89  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Stockers and Order Fillers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Preschool Teachers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Sewing Machine Operators
18.77
$18.77  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Counter and Rental Clerks
18.73
$18.73  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
18.72
$18.72  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
18.72
$18.72  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
18.67
$18.67  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinary Assistants
18.68
$18.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
18.68
$18.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Bakers
18.67
$18.67  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
18.60
$18.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
18.57
$18.57  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
18.47
$18.47  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Recreation Workers
18.39
$18.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Receptionists and Information Clerks
18.34
$18.34  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Vehicle Cleaners
18.34
$18.34  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Batchmakers
18.15
$18.15  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Manicurists and Pedicurists
17.91
$17.91  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
17.85
$17.85  
three stars High School or less Statewide
 
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