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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

Occupation Title 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
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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.
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
8.71
$8.71 
Less than high school Statewide
Cashiers
9.11
$9.11 
Less than high school Statewide
Retail Salespersons
9.83
$9.83 
Less than high school Statewide
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
9.94
$9.94 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
10.20
$10.20 
Less than high school Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
10.37
$10.37 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Farm Animal Caretakers
10.47
$10.47 
Not available Statewide
Textile and Garment Pressers
10.68
$10.68 
Less than high school Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
10.84
$10.84 
Less than high school Statewide
Personal Care Aides
10.88
$10.88 
Less than high school Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
10.93
$10.93 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers
11.04
$11.04 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Home Health Aides
11.17
$11.17 
Less than high school Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
11.40
$11.40 
College certificate Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
11.46
$11.46 
Less than high school Statewide
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
11.57
$11.57 
Less than high school Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
11.59
$11.59 
Less than high school Statewide
Tellers
11.84
$11.84 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
12.38
$12.38 
Less than high school Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
12.84
$12.84 
Less than high school Statewide
Nursing Assistants
13.00
$13.00 
Not available Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
13.27
$13.27 
Less than high school Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
13.37
$13.37 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators
13.43
$13.43 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Skincare Specialists
13.80
$13.80 
College certificate Statewide
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators
13.99
$13.99 
Less than high school Statewide
Hand Cutters and Trimmers
14.00
$14.00 
Less than high school Statewide
File Clerks
14.22
$14.22 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Motor Vehicles Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers
14.46
$14.46 
College certificate Statewide
Preschool Teachers
14.50
$14.50 
Associate's degree Statewide
Team Assemblers
14.55
$14.55 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Social and Human Service Assistants
14.56
$14.56 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
General Office Clerks
14.58
$14.58 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Orderlies
14.72
$14.72 
Not available Statewide
Reporters and Correspondents
14.73
$14.73 
Bachelor's degree Statewide
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
14.99
$14.99 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Psychiatric Aides
15.02
$15.02 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
15.07
$15.07 
Associate's degree Statewide
Pharmacy Technicians
15.10
$15.10 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Psychiatric Technicians
15.29
$15.29 
College certificate Statewide
Interviewers
15.34
$15.34 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
15.40
$15.40 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Metal Pourers and Casters
15.60
$15.60 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
15.64
$15.64 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
15.64
$15.64 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Molders, Shapers, and Casters
15.89
$15.89 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Agricultural Equipment Operators
15.96
$15.96 
Not available Statewide
Office Machine Operators
16.00
$16.00 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
New Accounts Clerks
16.06
$16.06 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
 
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