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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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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 Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Nonrestaurant Food Servers
15.08
$15.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Childcare Workers
15.08
$15.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Preparation Workers
14.99
$14.99  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
14.98
$14.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
14.98
$14.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Manicurists and Pedicurists
14.89
$14.89  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Production Helpers
14.85
$14.85  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food Cooks
14.70
$14.70  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Retail Salespersons
14.69
$14.69  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
14.69
$14.69  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
14.55
$14.55  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.53
$14.53  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
14.42
$14.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
14.25
$14.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.22
$14.22  
five stars Not available Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.22
$14.22  
five stars Not available Statewide
Cashiers
14.17
$14.17  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dishwashers
13.95
$13.95  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Waiters and Waitresses
13.28
$13.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
13.26
$13.26  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Gaming Dealers
12.64
$12.64  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Bartenders
12.24
$12.24  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
12.22
$12.22  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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