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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
Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
Typical
Education Required
Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Sewing Machine Operators
9.02
$9.02 
Less than high school Southwest Central
Hand Packers and Packagers
9.05
$9.05 
Less than high school South Central
Sewing Machine Operators
10.31
$10.31 
Less than high school Arrowhead
Freight and Stock Laborers
10.43
$10.43 
Less than high school Upper Minnesota Valley
Wood Sawing Machine Operators
11.07
$11.07 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Sewing Machine Operators
11.21
$11.21 
Less than high school Southeast
Sewing Machine Operators
11.50
$11.50 
Less than high school West Central
Motor Vehicles Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers
11.55
$11.55 
College certificate Arrowhead
General Office Clerks
11.55
$11.55 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Woodworking Machine Operators
11.65
$11.65 
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
 
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