Northland Jobs In Demand Now: 2023

What are the most in-demand jobs across northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin right now? The latest data gives us some insights.


The Job Center of Wisconsin provides an overview of top careers that pay above the state median wage and are expected to grow with projected openings. Here are a few of the most in-demand careers in Wisconsin right now:

  • Truck drivers (heavy and tractor-trailer)
  • Maintenance and repair workers
  • Software developers and analysts
  • First-line supervisors 
  • General and operations managers
  • Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers
  • Management analysts
  • Market research analysts and marketing specialists
  • Human resource specialists
  •  Electricians

You can use the Hot Jobs Projections resource to drill down into these specialties, looking at current job openings for these and related positions available now in Wisconsin. 


Compare Wisconsin’s most in-demand jobs to this Jobs in Demand List from CareerForce for Minnesota, and you’ll see some similarities and notable differences:

  • First-line supervisors
  • Fast food and counter workers
  • Retail salespersons
  • Home health and personal care aides
  • Truck drivers (heavy and tractor-trailer)
  • Customer service representatives
  • Cashiers
  • Licensed practical nurses and licensed vocational nurses
  • Social and human service assistants 
  • Nursing assistants 

Find the full list of in-demand jobs from CareerForce here, along with more information for each job type, including typical job duties, average pay, and current job listings. 

As you can see, a lot of the most in-demand positions right now are management roles. Management skills — along with people skills, technical skills, and other abilities — fall under the umbrella of transferable skills you might be able to bring with you if you change careers.

Is a career change on the horizon for you in 2023? Check out these four tips to keep in mind as you move toward the next stage in your career. And if you’ll be negotiating for pay in the process, try these five ways to negotiate a better wage.   

Browse current openings across the Northland here! Filter your search according to your desired location, area of interest, and more criteria.

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