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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 Sort descending 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
Indicator 
Click to sort the table by this column Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
Typical
Education Required 
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Statewide Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
8.73
$8.73 
Less than high school
Statewide Cashiers
9.20
$9.20 
Less than high school
Statewide Farm Animal Caretakers
9.76
$9.76 
Not available
Statewide Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
9.85
$9.85 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Retail Salespersons
9.92
$9.92 
Less than high school
Statewide Maids and Housekeepers
10.12
$10.12 
Less than high school
Statewide Driver/Sales Workers
10.43
$10.43 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Restaurant Cooks
10.70
$10.70 
Less than high school
Statewide Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers
10.86
$10.86 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Pharmacy Aides
10.91
$10.91 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Personal Care Aides
11.01
$11.01 
Less than high school
Statewide Home Health Aides
11.07
$11.07 
Less than high school
Statewide Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
11.30
$11.30 
Less than high school
Statewide Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
11.36
$11.36 
College certificate
Statewide Textile and Garment Pressers
11.46
$11.46 
Less than high school
Statewide Janitors and Cleaners
11.48
$11.48 
Less than high school
Statewide Tellers
11.97
$11.97 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
11.98
$11.98 
Less than high school
Statewide Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
12.50
$12.50 
Less than high school
Statewide Tire Repairers and Changers
12.69
$12.69 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
12.85
$12.85 
Less than high school
Statewide Freight and Stock Laborers
12.87
$12.87 
Less than high school
Statewide Nursing Assistants
12.99
$12.99 
Not available
Statewide Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators
13.19
$13.19 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Hand Cutters and Trimmers
13.56
$13.56 
Less than high school
Statewide Preschool Teachers
13.69
$13.69 
Associate's degree
Statewide Skincare Specialists
13.78
$13.78 
College certificate
Statewide File Clerks
13.86
$13.86 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Agricultural Equipment Operators
13.88
$13.88 
Not available
Statewide Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators
14.03
$14.03 
Less than high school
Statewide Social and Human Service Assistants
14.03
$14.03 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
14.37
$14.37 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide General Office Clerks
14.40
$14.40 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Psychiatric Aides
14.79
$14.79 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Interviewers
14.93
$14.93 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Radio and Television Announcers
15.11
$15.11 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Molders, Shapers, and Casters
15.12
$15.12 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
15.16
$15.16 
Associate's degree
Statewide Team Assemblers
15.19
$15.19 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Motor Vehicles Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers
15.29
$15.29 
College certificate
Statewide Metal Pourers and Casters
15.34
$15.34 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Pharmacy Technicians
15.43
$15.43 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Orderlies
15.44
$15.44 
Not available
Statewide Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
15.57
$15.57 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Reporters and Correspondents
15.61
$15.61 
Bachelor's degree
Statewide Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
15.61
$15.61 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
15.79
$15.79 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
15.96
$15.96 
High school diploma or equivalent
Statewide Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
16.00
$16.00 
High school diploma or equivalent
 
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