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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.

326 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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Waiters and Waitresses
11.82
$11.82  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Gaming Dealers
12.28
$12.28  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Bartenders
13.05
$13.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.19
$14.19  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
14.20
$14.20  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
14.49
$14.49  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dishwashers
14.84
$14.84  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
15.03
$15.03  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cashiers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food Cooks
15.60
$15.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Childcare Workers
15.65
$15.65  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
15.98
$15.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
16.67
$16.67  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Preparation Workers
16.76
$16.76  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
16.87
$16.87  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
17.14
$17.14  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
17.23
$17.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
17.23
$17.23  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Retail Salespersons
17.35
$17.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Farm Animal Caretakers
17.57
$17.57  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.63
$17.63  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
17.85
$17.85  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
17.85
$17.85  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Manicurists and Pedicurists
17.91
$17.91  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Food Batchmakers
18.15
$18.15  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Vehicle Cleaners
18.34
$18.34  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Receptionists and Information Clerks
18.34
$18.34  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Recreation Workers
18.39
$18.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
18.47
$18.47  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
18.57
$18.57  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
18.60
$18.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bakers
18.67
$18.67  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
18.67
$18.67  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinary Assistants
18.68
$18.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
18.68
$18.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
18.72
$18.72  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
18.72
$18.72  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Counter and Rental Clerks
18.73
$18.73  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Sewing Machine Operators
18.77
$18.77  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Stockers and Order Fillers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Preschool Teachers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
18.89
$18.89  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
18.98
$18.98  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.12
$19.12  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Tellers
19.19
$19.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Firefighters
19.20
$19.20  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
19.28
$19.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
 
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