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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.

316 occupations found

Occupation Title Wage 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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 Sort descending Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Education Required
Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Customer Service Representatives
16.77
$16.77 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Registered Nurses
34.32
$34.32 
Not available Statewide
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
8.71
$8.71 
Less than high school Statewide
Retail Salespersons
9.83
$9.83 
Less than high school Statewide
Nursing Assistants
13.00
$13.00 
Not available Statewide
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
19.70
$19.70 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Personal Care Aides
10.88
$10.88 
Less than high school Statewide
Licensed Practical Nurses
19.98
$19.98 
College certificate Statewide
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
11.57
$11.57 
Less than high school Statewide
Applications Software Developers
44.14
$44.14 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
General Office Clerks
14.58
$14.58 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
13.27
$13.27 
Less than high school Statewide
Cashiers
9.11
$9.11 
Less than high school Statewide
Computer Systems Analysts
38.70
$38.70 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
11.40
$11.40 
College certificate Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
14.56
$14.56 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Home Health Aides
11.17
$11.17 
Less than high school Statewide
Market Research Analysts
30.26
$30.26 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Accountants and Auditors
29.80
$29.80 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Maintenance and Repair Workers
19.55
$19.55 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Construction Laborers
19.59
$19.59 
Less than high school Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
14.06
$14.06 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
10.84
$10.84 
Less than high school Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
15.40
$15.40 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
11.46
$11.46 
Less than high school Statewide
Computer User Support Specialists
23.02
$23.02 
Not available Statewide
Industrial Engineers
38.77
$38.77 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
17.90
$17.90 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Financial Managers
52.98
$52.98 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
14.99
$14.99 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Tellers
11.84
$11.84 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Nurse Practitioners
46.54
$46.54 
Not available Statewide
Medical Assistants
16.10
$16.10 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
17.86
$17.86 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Systems Software Developers
46.47
$46.47 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
35.85
$35.85 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Bus and Truck Mechanics
21.61
$21.61 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
10.37
$10.37 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
10.02
$10.02 
Less than high school Statewide
Training and Development Specialists
26.82
$26.82 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
26.56
$26.56 
College certificate Statewide
Computer Programmers
35.21
$35.21 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
17.60
$17.60 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Sales Managers
50.53
$50.53 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Medical Secretaries
18.64
$18.64 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Management Analysts
38.69
$38.69 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
High School Teachers ------ Bachelor's degree Statewide
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
18.95
$18.95 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
40.77
$40.77 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
 
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