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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 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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Dispatchers
26.31
$26.31  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
24.39
$24.39  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
22.97
$22.97  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
28.58
$28.58  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Machinists
25.69
$25.69  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Food Cooking Machine Operators
23.26
$23.26   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Insurance Sales Agents
30.34
$30.34  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Motorboat Mechanics
23.31
$23.31  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Community Health Workers
22.93
$22.93  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Chefs and Head Cooks
24.72
$24.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
25.09
$25.09  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Construction and Maintenance Painters
25.49
$25.49  
three stars High School or less Northwest
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
24.20
$24.20  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
22.91
$22.91   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
19.34
$19.34  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
22.81
$22.81  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Northwest
First-line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services
23.93
$23.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
22.13
$22.13  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.39
$24.39  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Medical Assistants
23.96
$23.96  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Laborers
23.97
$23.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
22.73
$22.73  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
23.64
$23.64  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
23.20
$23.20  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Residential Advisors
21.29
$21.29  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Human Resources Assistants
23.64
$23.64  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
22.39
$22.39  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
22.78
$22.78  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
23.88
$23.88  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.21
$23.21  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, School
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.69
$22.69  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
23.77
$23.77  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
22.87
$22.87  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
22.98
$22.98  
three stars High School or less Northwest
New Accounts Clerks
21.75
$21.75  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
21.07
$21.07  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Agricultural Equipment Operators
21.19
$21.19  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.04
$23.04  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.19
$21.19  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Customer Service Representatives
22.26
$22.26  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
20.29
$20.29  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.09
$20.09  
four stars High School or less Northwest
 
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