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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.

244 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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Amusement and Recreation Attendants
11.52
$11.52  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Ushers and Ticket Takers
11.59
$11.59  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Childcare Workers
11.63
$11.63  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
11.67
$11.67  
four stars Not available Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
11.67
$11.67  
four stars Not available Northwest
Cashiers
11.83
$11.83  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
13.00
$13.00  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Retail Salespersons
13.05
$13.05  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
13.12
$13.12  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
13.49
$13.49  
five stars Not available Northwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
13.55
$13.55  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Veterinary Assistants
13.86
$13.86  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Maids and Housekeepers
13.97
$13.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Food Preparation Workers
14.08
$14.08  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
14.10
$14.10  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
14.16
$14.16  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Phlebotomists
14.44
$14.44  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
14.46
$14.46  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Tire Repairers and Changers
14.50
$14.50  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
14.57
$14.57  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Tellers
14.57
$14.57  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Aides
14.59
$14.59  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Couriers and Messengers
14.59
$14.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Parts Salespersons
14.64
$14.64  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Janitors and Cleaners
14.70
$14.70  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
14.71
$14.71  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
14.74
$14.74  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Motorcycle Mechanics
14.74
$14.74  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Textile Cutting Machine Operators
14.98
$14.98   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Vehicle Cleaners
15.29
$15.29  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Community Health Workers
15.37
$15.37  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
15.45
$15.45  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
15.59
$15.59  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Interviewers
15.65
$15.65  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Nursing Assistants
15.96
$15.96  
five stars Not available Northwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
16.19
$16.19  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Carpenter Helpers
16.43
$16.43  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Order Clerks
16.45
$16.45  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
16.56
$16.56  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Construction Laborers
16.64
$16.64  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
16.80
$16.80  
five stars Not available Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
16.83
$16.83  
five stars High School or less Northwest
General Office Clerks
16.97
$16.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
17.13
$17.13  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
17.15
$17.15  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
17.22
$17.22  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Customer Service Representatives
17.32
$17.32  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Brickmason Helpers
17.34
$17.34  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
17.45
$17.45  
five stars Not available Northwest
Office Machine Operators
17.58
$17.58  
four stars High School or less Northwest
 
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