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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.

287 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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Need help? Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
11.02
$11.02  
four stars Not available Northwest
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
11.58
$11.58  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
11.72
$11.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
11.76
$11.76  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
11.83
$11.83  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Waiters and Waitresses
11.84
$11.84  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bartenders
11.89
$11.89  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
12.01
$12.01  
five stars Not available Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
12.01
$12.01  
five stars Not available Northwest
Dishwashers
12.24
$12.24  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Cashiers
13.66
$13.66  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food Cooks
13.70
$13.70  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
13.89
$13.89  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Childcare Workers
14.07
$14.07  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
14.11
$14.11  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bakers
14.18
$14.18  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Driver/Sales Workers
14.19
$14.19  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
14.26
$14.26  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
14.32
$14.32  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Retail Salespersons
14.39
$14.39  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Demonstrators and Product Promoters
14.40
$14.40  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Radio and Television Announcers
14.52
$14.52  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Food Preparation Workers
14.53
$14.53  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Farm Animal Caretakers
14.56
$14.56  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
14.59
$14.59  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
14.60
$14.60  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
14.63
$14.63  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
14.73
$14.73  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Maids and Housekeepers
14.78
$14.78  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Sewing Machine Operators
14.80
$14.80  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Production Helpers
14.80
$14.80  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Clerical Library Assistants
14.81
$14.81  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Receptionists and Information Clerks
14.87
$14.87  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Aides
14.96
$14.96  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
15.02
$15.02  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Vehicle Cleaners
15.05
$15.05  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
15.13
$15.13  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Veterinary Assistants
15.14
$15.14  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
15.18
$15.18  
five stars Not available Northwest
Restaurant Cooks
15.22
$15.22  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Recreation Workers
15.30
$15.30  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Funeral Attendants
15.30
$15.30  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
15.49
$15.49  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
15.78
$15.78  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Couriers and Messengers
16.50
$16.50  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Dietetic Technicians
16.93
$16.93  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Real Estate Agents
17.06
$17.06  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Phlebotomists
17.12
$17.12  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Janitors and Cleaners
17.14
$17.14  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Tire Repairers and Changers
17.25
$17.25  
four stars High School or less Northwest
 
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