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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.

251 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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Funeral Attendants
10.73
$10.73  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
11.28
$11.28  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Childcare Workers
11.79
$11.79  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
11.89
$11.89  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Fast Food and Counter Workers
11.95
$11.95  
five stars Not available Southeast
Fast Food and Counter Workers
11.95
$11.95  
five stars Not available Southeast
Butchers and Meat Cutters
12.05
$12.05  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Cashiers
12.18
$12.18  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Maids and Housekeepers
12.34
$12.34  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Food Preparation Workers
12.53
$12.53  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Receptionists and Information Clerks
12.58
$12.58  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
12.62
$12.62  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Retail Salespersons
12.67
$12.67  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
12.71
$12.71  
five stars Vocational training Southeast
Farm Animal Caretakers
12.81
$12.81   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southeast
Recreation Workers
13.47
$13.47  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Agricultural Graders and Sorters
14.03
$14.03  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
14.10
$14.10  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Janitors and Cleaners
14.82
$14.82  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Stockers and Order Fillers
14.86
$14.86  
five stars Not available Southeast
Vehicle Cleaners
15.10
$15.10  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Tellers
15.33
$15.33  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
15.35
$15.35  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Physical Therapist Aides
15.39
$15.39  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Community Health Workers
15.53
$15.53  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
15.61
$15.61  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
15.63
$15.63  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Freight and Stock Laborers
16.51
$16.51  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Customer Service Representatives
16.54
$16.54  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
16.54
$16.54  
four stars Vocational training Southeast
Nursing Assistants
16.64
$16.64  
five stars Not available Southeast
Firefighters
16.72
$16.72  
four stars High School or less Southeast
General Office Clerks
16.87
$16.87  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
17.02
$17.02  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
17.20
$17.20  
five stars Associate's degree Southeast
Psychiatric Technicians
17.22
$17.22   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
four stars High School or less Southeast
Carpenter Helpers
17.26
$17.26  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Pharmacy Technicians
17.41
$17.41  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
17.46
$17.46  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
17.65
$17.65  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
17.78
$17.78  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Interviewers
17.99
$17.99  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
18.22
$18.22  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Office Machine Operators
18.26
$18.26  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Residential Advisors
18.65
$18.65  
four stars High School or less Southeast
Plumber Helpers
18.70
$18.70  
five stars High School or less Southeast
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
18.77
$18.77  
five stars Not available Southeast
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
18.79
$18.79  
five stars Not available Southeast
Crane and Tower Operators
18.88
$18.88  
three stars High School or less Southeast
Legal Secretaries
18.90
$18.90  
three stars High School or less Southeast
 
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