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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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Medical Equipment Preparers
23.02
$23.02  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.04
$23.04  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.21
$23.21  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Cooking Machine Operators
23.26
$23.26  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Library Technicians
23.27
$23.27  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
23.32
$23.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
23.33
$23.33  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Assistants
23.64
$23.64  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
23.64
$23.64  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
23.67
$23.67  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.75
$23.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
23.77
$23.77  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Biological Technicians
23.82
$23.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Billing and Posting Clerks
23.88
$23.88  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.88
$23.88  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
23.90
$23.90  
four stars High School or less Statewide
First-line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services
23.93
$23.93  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical Assistants
23.96
$23.96  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Laborers
23.97
$23.97  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
five stars High School or less Statewide
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
24.20
$24.20  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Automotive Body Repairers
24.21
$24.21  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
24.23
$24.23  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
24.39
$24.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.39
$24.39  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Massage Therapists
24.42
$24.42  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Chefs and Head Cooks
24.72
$24.72  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
24.79
$24.79  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
24.79
$24.79  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Farm Equipment Mechanics
24.83
$24.83  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
25.04
$25.04  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
25.09
$25.09  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
25.19
$25.19  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Construction and Maintenance Painters
25.49
$25.49  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Machinists
25.69
$25.69  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Medical Records Specialists
25.87
$25.87  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Dispatchers
26.31
$26.31  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Advertising Sales Agents
26.36
$26.36  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
26.76
$26.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Correctional Officers and Jailers
26.97
$26.97  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
27.09
$27.09  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Postal Service Clerks
27.58
$27.58  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Postal Service Mail Carriers
27.63
$27.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Highway Maintenance Workers
27.75
$27.75  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
28.11
$28.11  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
28.35
$28.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Preschool Education Administrators
28.49
$28.49  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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