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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.

268 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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Waiters and Waitresses
11.82
$11.82  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bartenders
13.05
$13.05  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
14.49
$14.49  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
15.03
$15.03  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
15.98
$15.98  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.19
$14.19  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food Cooks
15.60
$15.60  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dishwashers
14.84
$14.84  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
16.67
$16.67  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Cashiers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
17.23
$17.23  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Gaming Cage Workers
18.00
$18.00  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Childcare Workers
15.65
$15.65  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Firefighters
19.20
$19.20  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Food Preparation Workers
16.76
$16.76  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
17.85
$17.85  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
17.14
$17.14  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Maids and Housekeepers
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
16.87
$16.87  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Driver/Sales Workers
14.20
$14.20  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Farm Animal Caretakers
17.57
$17.57  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
18.72
$18.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
18.72
$18.72  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Retail Salespersons
17.35
$17.35  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Sewing Machine Operators
18.77
$18.77  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Recreation Workers
18.39
$18.39  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
18.68
$18.68  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.63
$17.63   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
five stars High School or less Northwest
Receptionists and Information Clerks
18.34
$18.34  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Restaurant Cooks
18.57
$18.57  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
17.23
$17.23  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Bakers
18.67
$18.67  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Vehicle Cleaners
18.34
$18.34  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Parts Salespersons
20.34
$20.34  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Preschool Teachers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Janitors and Cleaners
18.60
$18.60  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Tellers
19.19
$19.19  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Phlebotomists
20.86
$20.86  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
19.28
$19.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
18.89
$18.89  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Food Batchmakers
18.15
$18.15  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
21.63
$21.63  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
19.12
$19.12  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
21.39
$21.39  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
18.47
$18.47  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Security Guards
20.62
$20.62  
four stars High School or less Northwest
 
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