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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.

328 occupations found

Occupation Title Wage Sort descending 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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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Amusement and Recreation Attendants
12.22
$12.22  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bartenders
12.24
$12.24  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Gaming Dealers
12.64
$12.64  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
13.26
$13.26  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Waiters and Waitresses
13.28
$13.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dishwashers
13.95
$13.95  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cashiers
14.17
$14.17  
five 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
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
14.25
$14.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
14.42
$14.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.53
$14.53  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
14.55
$14.55  
four 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
Fast Food Cooks
14.70
$14.70  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Production Helpers
14.85
$14.85  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Manicurists and Pedicurists
14.89
$14.89  
three stars Vocational training 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
Food Preparation Workers
14.99
$14.99  
five stars High School or less Statewide
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
Data Entry Keyers
15.12
$15.12  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
15.23
$15.23  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Farm Animal Caretakers
15.24
$15.24  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
15.25
$15.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
15.25
$15.25  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Counter and Rental Clerks
15.26
$15.26  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Stockers and Order Fillers
15.57
$15.57  
five stars Not available Statewide
Vehicle Cleaners
15.62
$15.62  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Sewing Machine Operators
15.75
$15.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
15.86
$15.86  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Recreation Workers
15.96
$15.96  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Short Order Cooks
16.09
$16.09  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
16.19
$16.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Firefighters
16.52
$16.52  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Receptionists and Information Clerks
17.56
$17.56  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bakers
17.56
$17.56  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
17.74
$17.74  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.75
$17.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
17.80
$17.80  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
17.96
$17.96  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
17.98
$17.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Clerical Library Assistants
18.16
$18.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
18.21
$18.21  
five stars Not available Statewide
Preschool Teachers
18.24
$18.24  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
18.24
$18.24  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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