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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.

Region Click to sort the table by this column There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Occupation Title Click to sort the table by this column 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.
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Upper Minnesota Valley Gas Plant Operators
29.66
$29.66  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent
Arrowhead Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
29.75
$29.75 
High school diploma or equivalent
Southwest Mechanical Engineers
30.01
$30.01 
Bachelor's degree
Central Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
30.02
$30.02 
High school diploma or equivalent
Arrowhead Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electrical and Electronics Repairers
30.04
$30.04 
College certificate
South Central Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
30.17
$30.17 
High school diploma or equivalent
Southeast Power Plant Operators
30.29
$30.29 
High school diploma or equivalent
West Central Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
30.55
$30.55 
High school diploma or equivalent
7 County Twin Cities Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
30.95
$30.95 
High school diploma or equivalent
Arrowhead Industrial Machinery Mechanics
30.99
$30.99 
High school diploma or equivalent
 
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