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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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Veterinary Assistants
18.26
$18.26  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Tellers
18.31
$18.31  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
18.41
$18.41  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Batchmakers
18.47
$18.47  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
18.55
$18.55  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mail Clerks
18.56
$18.56  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Real Estate Agents
18.63
$18.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
18.71
$18.71  
three stars Not available Statewide
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
18.71
$18.71  
three stars Not available Statewide
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
18.74
$18.74  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.78
$18.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Wood Sawing Machine Operators
18.78
$18.78  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
18.82
$18.82  
three stars High School or less Statewide
New Accounts Clerks
18.84
$18.84  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Nursing Assistants
18.85
$18.85  
five stars Not available Statewide
Agricultural Equipment Operators
18.86
$18.86  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Parts Salespersons
18.93
$18.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Butchers and Meat Cutters
18.97
$18.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
18.98
$18.98  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Order Clerks
18.98
$18.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
18.98
$18.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Security Guards
19.02
$19.02  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Interviewers
19.04
$19.04  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
19.07
$19.07  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
19.08
$19.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
General Office Clerks
19.15
$19.15  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
19.16
$19.16  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
19.31
$19.31  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
19.38
$19.38  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Printing Press Operators
19.39
$19.39  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Phlebotomists
19.51
$19.51  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
19.53
$19.53  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Residential Advisors
19.78
$19.78  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
19.80
$19.80  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
19.81
$19.81  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
19.87
$19.87  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Woodworking Machine Operators
19.92
$19.92  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Customer Service Representatives
20.10
$20.10  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Baking and Drying Machine Operators
20.30
$20.30  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
20.34
$20.34  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
20.63
$20.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Chemical Equipment Operators
21.17
$21.17  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
21.25
$21.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
21.30
$21.30  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
21.89
$21.89  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Dispensing Opticians
22.13
$22.13  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
22.48
$22.48  
four stars Not available Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
22.65
$22.65  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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