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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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Billing and Posting Clerks
24.97
$24.97  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive Body Repairers
25.01
$25.01  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
25.38
$25.38  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
23.59
$23.59  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, School
24.25
$24.25  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
24.23
$24.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Assistants
24.23
$24.23  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Laborers
27.45
$27.45  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
20.41
$20.41  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Legal Secretaries
27.28
$27.28  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
28.06
$28.06  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Graphic Designers
29.87
$29.87  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
23.91
$23.91   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Northwest
Motorboat Mechanics
25.33
$25.33  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
25.36
$25.36  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Agricultural Equipment Operators
24.16
$24.16  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Maintenance and Repair Workers
25.73
$25.73  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
34.85
$34.85  
three stars Vocational training Northwest
Food Cooking Machine Operators
24.28
$24.28   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Northwest
Community Health Workers
24.15
$24.15  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
28.07
$28.07  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
24.40
$24.40  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
27.54
$27.54  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Machinists
29.59
$29.59  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Dispatchers
26.63
$26.63  
three stars High School or less Northwest
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
25.81
$25.81  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Forest and Conservation Technicians
25.79
$25.79  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
28.79
$28.79  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Correctional Officers and Jailers
29.05
$29.05  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Medical Records Specialists
30.00
$30.00  
three stars Associate's degree Northwest
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
40.83
$40.83  
four stars Vocational training Northwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
29.16
$29.16  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
29.80
$29.80  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Dental Assistants
31.16
$31.16  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
26.61
$26.61  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
28.83
$28.83  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
29.46
$29.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
29.01
$29.01  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Insurance Sales Agents
38.23
$38.23  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Highway Maintenance Workers
28.25
$28.25  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Public Relations Specialists
33.30
$33.30  
three stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Government Program Eligibility Interviewers
30.87
$30.87  
four stars High School or less Northwest
Bus and Truck Mechanics
30.90
$30.90  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
31.00
$31.00  
four stars Associate's degree Northwest
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
30.04
$30.04  
four stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Bill and Account Collectors
22.46
$22.46  
three stars High School or less Northwest
Carpenters
30.91
$30.91  
five stars High School or less Northwest
 
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