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Occupations in Demand

What energy jobs are in demand in my region?

Are you exploring energy jobs close to home? Learn more about job availability and wages for energy careers in your region. The following energy 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.

Occupation Title Sort descending Wage 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.
Mechanical Engineers
28.73
$28.73 
Bachelor's degree West Central
Mechanical Engineers
30.56
$30.56 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Mechanical Engineers
35.82
$35.82 
Bachelor's degree South Central
Mechanical Engineers
33.34
$33.34 
Bachelor's degree East Central
Mechanical Engineers
39.66
$39.66 
Bachelor's degree Upper Minnesota Valley
Mechanical Engineers
33.08
$33.08 
Bachelor's degree Southwest Central
Mechanical Engineers
40.26
$40.26 
Bachelor's degree 7 County Twin Cities
Mechanical Engineers
39.52
$39.52 
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Mechanical Engineers
32.37
$32.37 
Bachelor's degree Central
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
21.18
$21.18 
High school diploma or equivalent East Central
 
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