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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 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
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Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
Typical
Education Required
Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Fast Food Cooks
8.76
$8.76 
Less than high school Statewide
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
8.82
$8.82 
Less than high school Statewide
Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses
8.91
$8.91 
Less than high school Statewide
Gaming Dealers
8.93
$8.93 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Bartenders
8.93
$8.93 
Less than high school Statewide
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
9.50
$9.50 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Cashiers
9.61
$9.61 
Less than high school Statewide
Short Order Cooks
9.67
$9.67 
Less than high school Statewide
Driver/Sales Workers
9.87
$9.87 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
9.89
$9.89 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Farm Animal Caretakers
9.95
$9.95 
Less than high school Statewide
Retail Salespersons
10.33
$10.33 
Less than high school Statewide
Textile and Garment Pressers
10.34
$10.34 
Less than high school Statewide
Maids and Housekeepers
10.35
$10.35 
Less than high school Statewide
Production Helpers
10.47
$10.47 
Less than high school Statewide
Counter and Rental Clerks
10.51
$10.51 
Less than high school Statewide
Hand Packers and Packagers
10.52
$10.52 
Less than high school Statewide
Childcare Workers
10.90
$10.90 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Gaming Cage Workers
11.06
$11.06 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Personal Care Aides
11.08
$11.08 
Less than high school Statewide
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
11.11
$11.11 
College certificate Statewide
Restaurant Cooks
11.43
$11.43 
Less than high school Statewide
Home Health Aides
11.58
$11.58 
Less than high school Statewide
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helpers
11.67
$11.67 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
11.75
$11.75 
Less than high school Statewide
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
11.77
$11.77 
Less than high school Statewide
Tellers
11.92
$11.92 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Janitors and Cleaners
12.15
$12.15 
Less than high school Statewide
Pharmacy Aides
12.24
$12.24 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
12.32
$12.32 
Less than high school Statewide
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
12.34
$12.34 
Less than high school Statewide
Psychiatric Aides
12.89
$12.89 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Electrician Helpers
12.98
$12.98 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
13.19
$13.19 
Less than high school Statewide
Bakers
13.25
$13.25 
Less than high school Statewide
Nursing Assistants
13.26
$13.26 
College certificate Statewide
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
13.41
$13.41 
Less than high school Statewide
Tire Repairers and Changers
13.45
$13.45 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Freight and Stock Laborers
13.45
$13.45 
Less than high school Statewide
Dietetic Technicians
13.51
$13.51 
Associate's degree Statewide
Security Guards
13.61
$13.61 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Veterinary Assistants
13.96
$13.96 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
14.02
$14.02 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
14.13
$14.13 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Carpenter Helpers
14.14
$14.14 
Less than high school Statewide
Plumber Helpers
14.29
$14.29 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Motor Vehicles Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers
14.29
$14.29 
College certificate Statewide
Team Assemblers
14.33
$14.33 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
Orderlies
14.74
$14.74 
High school diploma or equivalent Statewide
 
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