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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
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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.
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
13.93
$13.93 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
13.97
$13.97 
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
Chemical Technicians
13.97
$13.97 
Associate's degree South Central
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
13.98
$13.98 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Team Assemblers
14.01
$14.01 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
14.01
$14.01 
Less than high school North Central
General Office Clerks
14.02
$14.02 
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
14.02
$14.02 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
14.02
$14.02  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest Central
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
14.02
$14.02  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent East Central
 
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