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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 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 indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
Education Required
Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Hand Packers and Packagers
Less than high school Southwest
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
High school diploma or equivalent East Central
Hand Packers and Packagers
Less than high school Central
Hand Packers and Packagers
Less than high school South Central
Hand Packers and Packagers
Less than high school Upper Minnesota Valley
Hand Packers and Packagers
Less than high school Southwest Central
Motor Vehicles Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers
College certificate Central
Production Helpers
Less than high school East Central
Production Helpers
Less than high school Headwaters
Hand Packers and Packagers
Less than high school West Central
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