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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  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bartenders
13.05
$13.05  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Lifeguards and Ski Patrollers
15.03
$15.03  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.19
$14.19  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Dishwashers
14.84
$14.84  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Fast Food Cooks
15.60
$15.60  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Childcare Workers
15.65
$15.65  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
15.98
$15.98  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Cashiers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
17.23
$17.23  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
16.67
$16.67  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Food Preparation Workers
16.76
$16.76  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
18.47
$18.47  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Driver/Sales Workers
14.20
$14.20  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Maids and Housekeepers
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
17.14
$17.14  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
16.87
$16.87  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Retail Salespersons
17.35
$17.35  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Receptionists and Information Clerks
18.34
$18.34  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Recreation Workers
18.39
$18.39  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Food Batchmakers
18.15
$18.15  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.63
$17.63  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Restaurant Cooks
18.57
$18.57  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Sewing Machine Operators
18.77
$18.77  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Vehicle Cleaners
18.34
$18.34  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Bakers
18.67
$18.67  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
18.72
$18.72  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
18.72
$18.72  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
23.65
$23.65  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Janitors and Cleaners
18.60
$18.60  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
17.23
$17.23  
four stars Vocational training Southwest
Stockers and Order Fillers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Preschool Teachers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.72
$22.72  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Farm Animal Caretakers
17.57
$17.57  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Tire Repairers and Changers
18.67
$18.67  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
19.28
$19.28  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Tellers
19.19
$19.19  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Counter and Rental Clerks
18.73
$18.73  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
21.63
$21.63  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
21.46
$21.46  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
21.39
$21.39  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Security Guards
20.62
$20.62  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Chemical Technicians
27.35
$27.35  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Dispensing Opticians
22.46
$22.46  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
20.41
$20.41  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Nursing Assistants
20.78
$20.78  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Firefighters
19.20
$19.20  
four stars High School or less Southwest
 
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