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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 13 economic development regions 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.

309 occupations found

Region Click to sort the table by this column There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Occupation Title Click to sort the table by this column Wage Click to sort the table by this column 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.
Current
Demand
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Education Required 
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Statewide Registered Nurses
34.63
$34.63 
Not available
Statewide Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
8.73
$8.73 
Less than high school
Statewide Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
11.30
$11.30 
Less than high school
Statewide Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
19.49
$19.49 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Customer Service Representatives
16.92
$16.92 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide General Office Clerks
14.40
$14.40 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Applications Software Developers
44.17
$44.17 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Personal Care Aides
11.01
$11.01 
Less than high school
Statewide Cashiers
9.20
$9.20 
Less than high school
Statewide Licensed Practical Nurses
19.63
$19.63 
College certificate
Statewide Freight and Stock Laborers
12.87
$12.87 
Less than high school
Statewide Social and Human Service Assistants
14.03
$14.03 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Computer User Support Specialists
23.25
$23.25 
Not available
Statewide Accountants and Auditors
29.35
$29.35 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Retail Salespersons
9.92
$9.92 
Less than high school
Statewide Market Research Analysts
30.99
$30.99 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
18.07
$18.07 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Financial Managers
51.92
$51.92 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Maids and Housekeepers
10.12
$10.12 
Less than high school
Statewide Network and Computer Systems Administrators
34.74
$34.74 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
26.42
$26.42 
College certificate
Statewide Nursing Assistants
12.99
$12.99 
Not available
Statewide Industrial Engineers
38.63
$38.63 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Management Analysts
37.87
$37.87 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
30.79
$30.79 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
11.36
$11.36 
College certificate
Statewide Systems Software Developers
45.83
$45.83 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Janitors and Cleaners
11.48
$11.48 
Less than high school
Statewide Sales Managers
50.01
$50.01 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Computer and Information Systems Managers
56.14
$56.14 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Maintenance and Repair Workers
19.21
$19.21 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
39.67
$39.67 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Marketing Managers
56.53
$56.53 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Nurse Practitioners
45.34
$45.34 
Not available
Statewide Insurance Sales Agents
23.81
$23.81 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Home Health Aides
11.07
$11.07 
Less than high school
Statewide Human Resources Specialists
25.39
$25.39 
Not available
Statewide Medical and Health Services Managers
43.13
$43.13 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
15.57
$15.57 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
17.03
$17.03 
Less than high school
Statewide Restaurant Cooks
10.70
$10.70 
Less than high school
Statewide Financial Analysts
34.53
$34.53 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
22.07
$22.07 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Web Developers
32.54
$32.54 
Not available
Statewide Database Administrators
38.31
$38.31 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Loan Interviewers and Clerks
18.06
$18.06 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Human Resources Managers
48.22
$48.22 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Electrical and Electronics Drafters
25.92
$25.92 
Associate's degree
Statewide Medical Assistants
16.03
$16.03 
High school diploma or equivalent
 
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