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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.

326 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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Region Need help? There are 6 Planning Regions in Minnesota.
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Retail Salespersons
17.35
$17.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Registered Nurses
48.19
$48.19  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Cashiers
15.35
$15.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food and Counter Workers
14.79
$14.79  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nursing Assistants
20.78
$20.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
22.28
$22.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
29.89
$29.89  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
23.18
$23.18  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Customer Service Representatives
23.27
$23.27  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
18.60
$18.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Stockers and Order Fillers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
21.39
$21.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Waiters and Waitresses
11.82
$11.82  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
29.16
$29.16  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
25.73
$25.73  
five stars High School or less Statewide
General Office Clerks
22.85
$22.85  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Food Preparation Workers
16.76
$16.76  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
18.57
$18.57  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
23.91
$23.91  
five stars High School or less Statewide
General and Operations Managers
46.78
$46.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
37.34
$37.34  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
17.38
$17.38  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
23.39
$23.39  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Laborers
27.45
$27.45  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
35.06
$35.06  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Elementary School Teachers
31.26
$31.26  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Accountants and Auditors
38.52
$38.52  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24.67
$24.67  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
21.63
$21.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bartenders
13.05
$13.05  
five stars High School or less Statewide
High School Teachers
32.51
$32.51  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
24.62
$24.62  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Secretaries
23.83
$23.83  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Bus Drivers, School
24.25
$24.25  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
22.54
$22.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
14.20
$14.20  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Fast Food Cooks
15.60
$15.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Assistants
24.23
$24.23  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Preschool Teachers
18.78
$18.78  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
27.54
$27.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Software Developers
62.10
$62.10  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Software Developers
62.10
$62.10  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
35.00
$35.00  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Childcare Workers
15.65
$15.65  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
22.63
$22.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
36.81
$36.81  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
19.29
$19.29  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
19.28
$19.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
36.69
$36.69  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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