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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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Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
24.55
$24.55  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Machinists
24.60
$24.60  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Chemical Plant and System Operators
25.07
$25.07  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
25.18
$25.18  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Dental Assistants
25.52
$25.52  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Postal Service Clerks
25.65
$25.65  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Machinery Maintenance Workers
25.66
$25.66  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Roofers
25.76
$25.76  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Postal Service Mail Carriers
26.24
$26.24  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Preschool Education Administrators
26.72
$26.72  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Highway Maintenance Workers
27.03
$27.03  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Tax Preparers
27.58
$27.58  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Glaziers
27.84
$27.84  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Occupational Therapy Assistants
27.94
$27.94  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Correctional Officers and Jailers
28.17
$28.17  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
28.66
$28.66  
five stars Not available Statewide
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
28.73
$28.73  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Carpenters
28.78
$28.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
28.97
$28.97  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
28.97
$28.97  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
29.44
$29.44  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Service Managers
29.44
$29.44  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
29.64
$29.64  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
29.77
$29.77  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
29.79
$29.79  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
29.88
$29.88  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
29.88
$29.88  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Legal Secretaries
29.90
$29.90  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
29.91
$29.91  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Surveyors
29.94
$29.94  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Graphic Designers
29.94
$29.94  
four stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
29.96
$29.96  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
29.96
$29.96  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Equipment Repairers
29.99
$29.99  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mechanical Drafters
30.06
$30.06  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
30.13
$30.13  
four stars High School or less Statewide
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
30.14
$30.14  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Architectural and Civil Drafters
30.21
$30.21  
three stars Associate's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
30.24
$30.24  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Surgical Technologists
30.27
$30.27  
four stars Associate's degree Statewide
Paving Equipment Operators
30.35
$30.35  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Tool and Die Makers
30.36
$30.36  
three stars Vocational training Statewide
Editors
30.49
$30.49  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
30.49
$30.49  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Interpreters and Translators
30.62
$30.62  
three stars High School or less Statewide
Fundraisers
30.63
$30.63  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Executive Secretaries
30.66
$30.66  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
30.71
$30.71  
three stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
30.74
$30.74  
four stars Vocational training Statewide
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
30.74
$30.74  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
 
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