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Occupations in Demand

What manufacturing jobs are in demand in my region?

Are you exploring manufacturing jobs close to home? Learn more about job availability and wages for manufacturing careers in your region. The following manufacturing 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 Sort ascending There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Occupation Title Click to sort the table by this column Wage Click to sort the table by this column 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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West Central Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
18.39
$18.39 
High school diploma or equivalent
West Central Sales Managers
29.92
$29.92 
Bachelor's degree
West Central Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators
17.38
$17.38 
High school diploma or equivalent
West Central Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
17.36
$17.36 
High school diploma or equivalent
West Central Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
19.51
$19.51 
High school diploma or equivalent
West Central Hand Grinding and Polishing Workers
16.01
$16.01 
Less than high school
West Central Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
17.44
$17.44 
High school diploma or equivalent
West Central Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
23.03
$23.03 
High school diploma or equivalent
West Central Sewing Machine Operators
10.93
$10.93 
Less than high school
West Central Plating and Coating Machine Operators
14.34
$14.34 
High school diploma or equivalent
 
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