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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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Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.95
$23.95  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Equipment Preparers
23.99
$23.99  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
24.05
$24.05  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Housekeepers and Janitors
24.07
$24.07  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Agricultural Equipment Operators
24.16
$24.16  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Assistants
24.23
$24.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, School
24.25
$24.25  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Cooking Machine Operators
24.28
$24.28  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
24.40
$24.40  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Library Technicians
24.42
$24.42  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
24.58
$24.58  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
24.62
$24.62  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.67
$24.67  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
24.68
$24.68  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Paper Goods Machine Operators
24.84
$24.84  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
24.95
$24.95  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Billing and Posting Clerks
24.97
$24.97  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Body Repairers
25.01
$25.01  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Assistants
25.04
$25.04  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
25.25
$25.25  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
25.36
$25.36  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
25.38
$25.38  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
25.73
$25.73  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
25.78
$25.78  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
25.81
$25.81  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
26.12
$26.12  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
26.61
$26.61  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Dispatchers
26.63
$26.63  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Biological Technicians
27.00
$27.00  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Legal Secretaries
27.28
$27.28  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Laborers
27.45
$27.45  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
27.54
$27.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
28.06
$28.06  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Highway Maintenance Workers
28.25
$28.25  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Chefs and Head Cooks
28.47
$28.47  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Sheet Metal Workers
28.56
$28.56  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Construction and Maintenance Painters
28.76
$28.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
28.79
$28.79  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
28.83
$28.83  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
29.01
$29.01  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Correctional Officers and Jailers
29.05
$29.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
29.16
$29.16  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Postal Service Clerks
29.27
$29.27  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Preschool Education Administrators
29.48
$29.48  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Machinists
29.59
$29.59  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
29.80
$29.80  
four stars High School or less Statewide
 
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