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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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Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
19.96
$19.96  
three stars Associate's degree Southwest
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
22.94
$22.94  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
19.34
$19.34  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
18.91
$18.91  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Firefighters
19.87
$19.87  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Counter and Rental Clerks
17.87
$17.87  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Interviewers
19.61
$19.61  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Production Helpers
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
24.79
$24.79  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Molders, Shapers, and Casters
19.05
$19.05  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
19.91
$19.91  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Pharmacy Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Emergency Medical Technicians
20.17
$20.17  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Customer Service Representatives
22.26
$22.26  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
20.09
$20.09  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
24.12
$24.12  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Residential Advisors
21.29
$21.29  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers
19.77
$19.77   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
Advertising Sales Agents
26.36
$26.36  
three stars High School or less Southwest
General Office Clerks
21.69
$21.69  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
22.81
$22.81  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
22.69
$22.69  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
21.07
$21.07  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Food Cooking Machine Operators
23.26
$23.26  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
23.32
$23.32  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Parts Salespersons
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Foundry Mold and Coremakers
20.56
$20.56   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars High School or less Southwest
New Accounts Clerks
21.75
$21.75  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Psychiatric Aides
20.78
$20.78   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
three stars Not available Southwest
Bus Drivers, School
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Agricultural Equipment Operators
21.19
$21.19  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
23.04
$23.04  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
22.39
$22.39  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.21
$23.21  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
22.76
$22.76  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Rehabilitation Counselors
22.67
$22.67  
four stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Biological Technicians
23.82
$23.82  
three stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
26.38
$26.38  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
23.88
$23.88  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
23.64
$23.64  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Chemical Equipment Operators
22.72
$22.72  
four stars High School or less Southwest
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Medical Assistants
23.96
$23.96  
five stars High School or less Southwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.08
$19.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Southwest
Roofers
28.89
$28.89  
three stars High School or less Southwest
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
23.77
$23.77  
four stars High School or less Southwest
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
24.20
$24.20  
four stars Associate's degree Southwest
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
23.90
$23.90  
four stars High School or less Southwest
 
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