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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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Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.29
$19.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Clerical Library Assistants
19.44
$19.44  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Production Helpers
19.58
$19.58  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
19.69
$19.69  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Parts Salespersons
20.34
$20.34  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
20.41
$20.41  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
20.44
$20.44  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Agricultural Technicians
20.54
$20.54  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Security Guards
20.62
$20.62  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.63
$20.63  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Nursing Assistants
20.78
$20.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Phlebotomists
20.86
$20.86  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
21.39
$21.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
21.41
$21.41  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.46
$21.46  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
21.63
$21.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Real Estate Agents
21.90
$21.90  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
22.20
$22.20  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
22.28
$22.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Prepress Technicians and Workers
22.39
$22.39  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Interviewers
22.39
$22.39  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Residential Advisors
22.42
$22.42  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bill and Account Collectors
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Dispensing Opticians
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
22.54
$22.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Printing Press Operators
22.54
$22.54  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Butchers and Meat Cutters
22.62
$22.62  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
22.63
$22.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Emergency Medical Technicians
22.66
$22.66  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.72
$22.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
General Office Clerks
22.85
$22.85  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
22.97
$22.97  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
23.04
$23.04  
three stars High School or less Statewide
New Accounts Clerks
23.08
$23.08  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
23.18
$23.18  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Customer Service Representatives
23.27
$23.27  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
23.33
$23.33  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.39
$23.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
23.59
$23.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
23.59
$23.59  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
23.65
$23.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Tax Preparers
23.71
$23.71  
three stars High School or less Statewide
First-line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services
23.72
$23.72  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
23.76
$23.76  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.78
$23.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Chemical Equipment Operators
23.81
$23.81  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Secretaries
23.83
$23.83  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.88
$23.88  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.91
$23.91  
five stars High School or less Statewide
 
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