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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.

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 Sort descending There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Paper Goods Machine Operators
18.55
$18.55 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Production Helpers
10.29
$10.29 
Less than high school 7 County Twin Cities
Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
24.25
$24.25 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
28.53
$28.53 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
21.62
$21.62 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
16.62
$16.62 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
17.90
$17.90 
Less than high school 7 County Twin Cities
Freight and Stock Laborers
13.53
$13.53 
Less than high school 7 County Twin Cities
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
16.77
$16.77 
Less than high school 7 County Twin Cities
Hand Packers and Packagers
10.64
$10.64 
Less than high school 7 County Twin Cities
 
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