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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.
Current
Demand
Indicator
 Sort ascending 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.
Industrial Engineers
35.13
$35.13 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
9.74
$9.74 
Less than high school West Central
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
21.93
$21.93 
College certificate East Central
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
13.41
$13.41  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Central
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
18.81
$18.81 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
15.90
$15.90  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Northwest
Mechanical Engineers
34.25
$34.25 
Bachelor's degree Arrowhead
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
24.97
$24.97 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
22.41
$22.41 
College certificate Upper Minnesota Valley
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
15.97
$15.97 
Less than high school Southwest
 
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