Top 30 Minnesota Job Vacancies
The following table shows the top 30 job titles with the most vacancies in Minnesota during Fall 2016.*
*The top 30 job vacancies listed above only includes occupations that can lead to a career that may require some level of education, certification or experience. As well, occupations with median hourly wages lower than $10.00 were omitted. To see a complete listing of vacancies visit the latest Job Vacancy Survey.
** The job vacancy rate is the number of job vacancies expressed as a percent of the total number of existing jobs.
*** The median is the point at which 50 percent of workers make less and 50 percent make more (as reported by employers).
When comparing occupations, you should also take into account job quality. Some aspects to consider include:
Low wage occupations, like retail sales person or cook, are more likely to be affected by high turnover. This is part of the reason why they have so many openings.
Occupations like landscaping or highway construction work are highly seasonal. The demand for these types of jobs drops in the fall and picks up again in the spring.
- Work Status
Some openings are mainly part time and temporary. Some professions, like acting and musicians, mostly find freelance or temporary work on specific projects or events. Companies that hire these professions rarely hire new employees for long-term, permanent positions.
- If job security is important to you, look at industries or occupations where permanent work is most common.
Source: Minnesota Job Vacancy Survey, 4th Quarter 2016, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.