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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.

306 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
12.72
$12.72  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Stockers and Order Fillers
14.64
$14.64  
five stars Not available Statewide
Registered Nurses
38.16
$38.16  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
20.88
$20.88  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Nursing Assistants
17.12
$17.12  
five stars Not available Statewide
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
23.84
$23.84  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
16.96
$16.96  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Customer Service Representatives
19.02
$19.02  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
17.60
$17.60  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
23.40
$23.40  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
15.10
$15.10  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
32.83
$32.83  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
18.75
$18.75  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
18.15
$18.15  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
21.73
$21.73  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
20.01
$20.01  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Medical Assistants
20.35
$20.35  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
21.18
$21.18  
five stars Vocational training Statewide
Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers
29.47
$29.47  
five stars High School or less Statewide
General Office Clerks
18.44
$18.44  
five stars High School or less Statewide
General and Operations Managers
48.24
$48.24  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
31.19
$31.19  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Financial Managers
60.42
$60.42  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Natural Sciences Managers
59.58
$59.58  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Elementary School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Management Analysts
39.37
$39.37  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Accountants and Auditors
33.06
$33.06  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
21.54
$21.54  
five stars High School or less Statewide
High School Teachers ------ five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Computer Systems Analysts
45.03
$45.03  
five stars Not available Statewide
Medical Secretaries
20.63
$20.63  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
18.22
$18.22  
five stars Not available Statewide
Childcare Workers
12.28
$12.28  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
33.03
$33.03  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ------ five stars Not available Statewide
Nurse Practitioners
57.81
$57.81  
five stars Graduate degree (any type) Statewide
Human Resources Specialists
30.74
$30.74  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Operations Research Analysts
41.91
$41.91  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Residential Advisors
18.85
$18.85  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Industrial Engineers
43.46
$43.46  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
18.13
$18.13  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Rehabilitation Counselors
18.74
$18.74  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
17.98
$17.98  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Chemical Technicians
23.48
$23.48  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Radiologic Technologists
33.23
$33.23  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Training and Development Specialists
32.39
$32.39  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
36.21
$36.21  
five stars High School or less Statewide
Construction Managers
45.64
$45.64  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
29.31
$29.31  
five stars Associate's degree Statewide
Biomedical Engineers
54.94
$54.94  
five stars Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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