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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.

302 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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Fast Food and Counter Workers
12.61
$12.61  
four stars Not available Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
12.61
$12.61  
four stars Not available Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
12.75
$12.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cashiers
13.10
$13.10  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Childcare Workers
13.57
$13.57  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Farm Animal Caretakers
13.83
$13.83  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
13.99
$13.99  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
14.07
$14.07  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Retail Salespersons
14.11
$14.11  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
14.18
$14.18  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Vehicle Cleaners
14.34
$14.34  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
14.62
$14.62  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
14.67
$14.67  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Food Preparation Workers
15.24
$15.24  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Stockers and Order Fillers
15.34
$15.34  
five stars Not available Statewide
Veterinary Assistants
15.56
$15.56  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Receptionists and Information Clerks
15.66
$15.66  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Production Helpers
15.84
$15.84  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
15.95
$15.95  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
15.98
$15.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
16.12
$16.12  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
16.31
$16.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
16.49
$16.49  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
16.65
$16.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Farmworkers and Laborers
16.72
$16.72  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
16.78
$16.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Funeral Attendants
16.78
$16.78  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
17.30
$17.30  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Couriers and Messengers
17.30
$17.30  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
17.31
$17.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
17.34
$17.34  
five stars Not available Statewide
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
17.50
$17.50  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Firefighters
17.58
$17.58  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
17.62
$17.62  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
17.73
$17.73  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nursing Assistants
17.96
$17.96  
five stars Not available Statewide
Carpenter Helpers
18.00
$18.00  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Security Guards
18.20
$18.20  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Plumber Helpers
18.23
$18.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.28
$18.28  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
18.33
$18.33  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
18.41
$18.41  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Agricultural Equipment Operators
18.51
$18.51  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Parts Salespersons
18.52
$18.52  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Preschool Teachers
18.59
$18.59  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Dietetic Technicians
18.81
$18.81  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
18.95
$18.95  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
19.08
$19.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
General Office Clerks
19.09
$19.09  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dispensing Opticians
19.23
$19.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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