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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 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.
Chemical Equipment Operators
25.14
$25.14  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Upper Minnesota Valley
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
25.19
$25.19 
College certificate Northwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
25.30
$25.30 
College certificate South Central
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
25.39
$25.39 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
25.41
$25.41 
High school diploma or equivalent Upper Minnesota Valley
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
25.46
$25.46 
College certificate North Central
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
25.57
$25.57 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
25.58
$25.58 
High school diploma or equivalent Arrowhead
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
25.59
$25.59 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
25.67
$25.67 
Associate's degree West Central
 
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