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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 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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Medical Assistants
23.96
$23.96  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
37.19
$37.19  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Medical and Health Services Managers
50.29
$50.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Tellers
18.32
$18.32  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Middle School Teachers
30.98
$30.98  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Fast Food Cooks
13.61
$13.61  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
31.09
$31.09  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
14.76
$14.76  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Nonrestaurant Food Servers
15.55
$15.55  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
42.89
$42.89  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Parts Salespersons
18.65
$18.65  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Dishwashers
14.38
$14.38  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive Body Repairers
24.21
$24.21  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
14.93
$14.93  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Pharmacy Technicians
21.96
$21.96  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Farmworkers and Laborers
17.70
$17.70   Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
five stars High School or less Northwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
16.75
$16.75  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
18.97
$18.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
31.75
$31.75  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Northwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
32.94
$32.94  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Electricians
35.79
$35.79  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants
14.28
$14.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
39.55
$39.55  
five stars Associate's degree Northwest
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
14.00
$14.00  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Driver/Sales Workers
14.24
$14.24  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
30.44
$30.44  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Receptionists and Information Clerks
17.21
$17.21  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Childcare Workers
14.63
$14.63  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Preschool Teachers
18.11
$18.11  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Medical Secretaries
22.94
$22.94  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Accountants and Auditors
37.36
$37.36  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.08
$19.08  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
21.07
$21.07  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Recreation Workers
18.28
$18.28  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
25.04
$25.04  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Carpenters
29.41
$29.41  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
32.32
$32.32  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Machinists
25.69
$25.69  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Social and Human Service Assistants
20.29
$20.29  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
18.17
$18.17  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
22.39
$22.39  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
36.95
$36.95  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
18.99
$18.99  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.39
$24.39  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
23.64
$23.64  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Bus Drivers, School
22.33
$22.33  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Construction Laborers
23.97
$23.97  
five stars High School or less Northwest
Licensed Practical Nurses
27.09
$27.09  
five stars Vocational training Northwest
High School Teachers
31.34
$31.34  
five stars Bachelor's degree Northwest
 
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