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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.

328 occupations found

Occupation Title Wage 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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 Sort descending Need help? Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
49.53
$49.53  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Receptionists and Information Clerks
17.56
$17.56  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
19.08
$19.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Electricians
31.81
$31.81  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
15.08
$15.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Waiters and Waitresses
13.28
$13.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Mental Health Counselors
24.40
$24.40  
five stars Not available Statewide
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
24.40
$24.40  
five stars Not available Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
19.07
$19.07  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Childcare Workers
15.08
$15.08  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food Cooks
14.70
$14.70  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Laborers
23.16
$23.16  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Carpenters
28.78
$28.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
29.44
$29.44  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
19.87
$19.87  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23.23
$23.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Preschool Teachers
18.24
$18.24  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
23.93
$23.93  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Machinists
24.60
$24.60  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
35.74
$35.74  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Electrical Engineers
49.52
$49.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
High School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
General Office Clerks
19.15
$19.15  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
23.63
$23.63  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Human Resources Managers
62.50
$62.50  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer and Information Systems Managers
75.20
$75.20  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineering Technicians
30.24
$30.24  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
29.88
$29.88  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
39.00
$39.00  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Mechanical Engineers
39.76
$39.76  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Security Guards
19.02
$19.02  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
18.41
$18.41  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.78
$18.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Production Helpers
14.85
$14.85  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
14.42
$14.42  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
31.84
$31.84  
five stars Not available Statewide
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
43.01
$43.01  
five stars Not available Statewide
Medical and Health Services Managers
48.74
$48.74  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
31.29
$31.29  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Sales Managers
62.69
$62.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
28.66
$28.66  
five stars Not available Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
31.42
$31.42  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Financial Managers
63.05
$63.05  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Systems Analysts
49.85
$49.85  
five stars Not available Statewide
Market Research Analysts
38.08
$38.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Industrial Engineers
48.52
$48.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Food Preparation Workers
14.99
$14.99  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
23.75
$23.75  
five stars High School or less Statewide
 
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