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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.

244 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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Dental Assistants
21.32
$21.32  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Farm Equipment Mechanics
21.26
$21.26  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
21.10
$21.10  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
21.06
$21.06  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Credit Counselors
20.86
$20.86  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
20.85
$20.85  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Riggers
20.72
$20.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Insurance Underwriters
20.72
$20.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
New Accounts Clerks
20.70
$20.70  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
20.52
$20.52  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Machinists
20.30
$20.30  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
20.25
$20.25  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Health Educators
20.21
$20.21  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Foundry Mold and Coremakers
20.10
$20.10   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Residential Advisors
19.84
$19.84  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
19.84
$19.84  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
19.79
$19.79  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Firefighters
19.66
$19.66  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
19.53
$19.53  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Carpenters
19.46
$19.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Assistants
19.27
$19.27  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Wood Sawing Machine Operators
19.24
$19.24  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Recordkeeping Weighers and Checkers
19.18
$19.18  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
19.17
$19.17  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Rolling Machine Operators
19.07
$19.07  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dispensing Opticians
18.96
$18.96  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
18.95
$18.95  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
18.69
$18.69  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Paper Goods Machine Operators
18.68
$18.68   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
18.51
$18.51  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
18.47
$18.47  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Procurement Clerks
18.46
$18.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
18.45
$18.45  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
18.27
$18.27  
five stars Not available Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
18.27
$18.27  
five stars Not available Northwest
Billing and Posting Clerks
18.25
$18.25  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
18.15
$18.15  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
18.13
$18.13  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
18.11
$18.11  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Secretaries
18.10
$18.10  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
17.81
$17.81  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
17.73
$17.73  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Office Machine Operators
17.58
$17.58  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
17.58
$17.58  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
17.45
$17.45  
five stars Not available Northwest
Brickmason Helpers
17.34
$17.34  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Customer Service Representatives
17.32
$17.32  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
17.22
$17.22  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
17.15
$17.15  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
17.13
$17.13  
three stars High School or less Northwest
 
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