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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.
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
19.63
$19.63 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers
25.47
$25.47 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
15.63
$15.63 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
18.06
$18.06 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
20.12
$20.12 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Milling and Planing Machine Operators
16.14
$16.14 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Machinists
23.01
$23.01 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
21.24
$21.24 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Prepress Technicians and Workers
22.20
$22.20 
College certificate 7 County Twin Cities
Printing Press Operators
20.94
$20.94 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
 
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