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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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Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.67
$22.67  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Chefs and Head Cooks
22.83
$22.83  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bill and Account Collectors
22.88
$22.88  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Library Technicians
23.06
$23.06  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.13
$23.13  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Laborers
23.16
$23.16  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.23
$23.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.26
$23.26  
four stars Not available Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
23.26
$23.26  
four stars Not available Statewide
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
23.32
$23.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Community Health Workers
23.39
$23.39  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
23.39
$23.39  
three stars Not available Statewide
Rehabilitation Counselors
23.40
$23.40  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.42
$23.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Assistants
23.50
$23.50  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Billing and Posting Clerks
23.50
$23.50  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
23.52
$23.52  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
23.53
$23.53  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.60
$23.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
23.63
$23.63  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Paper Goods Machine Operators
23.63
$23.63  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Farm Equipment Mechanics
23.64
$23.64  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Automotive Body Repairers
23.64
$23.64  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Postal Service Mail Sorters
23.66
$23.66  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
23.68
$23.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Prepress Technicians and Workers
23.68
$23.68  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
23.69
$23.69  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Equipment Preparers
23.74
$23.74  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
23.75
$23.75  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
23.76
$23.76  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
23.77
$23.77  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
23.78
$23.78  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
23.89
$23.89  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dispatchers
23.95
$23.95  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
23.98
$23.98  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Massage Therapists
24.04
$24.04  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Medical Assistants
24.05
$24.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Chemical Technicians
24.06
$24.06  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
24.06
$24.06  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Construction and Maintenance Painters
24.10
$24.10  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.13
$24.13  
five stars Not available Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.13
$24.13  
five stars Not available Statewide
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
24.32
$24.32  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
24.40
$24.40  
five stars Not available Statewide
Mental Health Counselors
24.40
$24.40  
five stars Not available Statewide
Forest and Conservation Technicians
24.42
$24.42  
three stars Not available Statewide
Advertising Sales Agents
24.44
$24.44  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
24.53
$24.53  
five stars High School or less Statewide
 
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