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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.

240 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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Ushers and Ticket Takers
11.82
$11.82  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
11.95
$11.95  
four stars Not available Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
11.95
$11.95  
four stars Not available Northwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
12.10
$12.10  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Childcare Workers
12.39
$12.39  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Cashiers
12.64
$12.64  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Retail Salespersons
13.74
$13.74  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
13.83
$13.83  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
13.90
$13.90  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Interpreters and Translators
14.01
$14.01  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
14.06
$14.06  
five stars Not available Northwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
14.26
$14.26  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Veterinary Assistants
14.49
$14.49  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
14.52
$14.52  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Food Preparation Workers
14.57
$14.57  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Maids and Housekeepers
14.60
$14.60  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Psychiatric Technicians
15.00
$15.00  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Phlebotomists
15.10
$15.10  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
15.15
$15.15  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
15.18
$15.18  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Motorcycle Mechanics
15.26
$15.26  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Textile Cutting Machine Operators
15.27
$15.27   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Tire Repairers and Changers
15.39
$15.39  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
15.41
$15.41  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
15.41
$15.41  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
15.43
$15.43  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Aides
15.49
$15.49  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Tellers
15.65
$15.65  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Vehicle Cleaners
15.67
$15.67  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
15.89
$15.89  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Couriers and Messengers
15.91
$15.91  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Janitors and Cleaners
15.93
$15.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
16.06
$16.06  
five stars Not available Northwest
Nursing Assistants
16.27
$16.27  
five stars Not available Northwest
Interviewers
16.41
$16.41  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Parts Salespersons
16.45
$16.45  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
16.79
$16.79  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
16.97
$16.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
17.14
$17.14  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Firefighters
17.37
$17.37  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Carpenter Helpers
17.40
$17.40  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Laborers
17.46
$17.46  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
17.48
$17.48  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
17.50
$17.50  
three stars High School or less Northwest
General Office Clerks
17.52
$17.52  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
17.53
$17.53  
five stars Not available Northwest
Community Health Workers
17.59
$17.59  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
17.71
$17.71  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Tax Preparers
17.80
$17.80  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Order Clerks
17.85
$17.85  
three stars High School or less Northwest
 
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