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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 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.
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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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Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
22.17
$22.17 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
24.84
$24.84 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
22.85
$22.85 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
20.97
$20.97 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
27.90
$27.90 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
32.27
$32.27  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent East Central
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
31.25
$31.25 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
16.52
$16.52 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
18.60
$18.60 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Electrical and Electronics Repairers of Commerical and Industrial Equipment
29.48
$29.48 
College certificate Headwaters
 
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