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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
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 Sort ascending Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
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Education Required
Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Customer Service Representatives
15.32
$15.32 
High school diploma or equivalent East Central
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
20.54
$20.54 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Hand Packers and Packagers
11.64
$11.64 
Less than high school West Central
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
13.03
$13.03  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Central
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
20.15
$20.15 
High school diploma or equivalent East Central
Maintenance and Repair Workers
20.76
$20.76 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
13.02
$13.02 
Less than high school Southwest
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
15.39
$15.39  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
Less than high school Northwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
21.84
$21.84 
College certificate Upper Minnesota Valley
Mechanical Engineers
35.33
$35.33 
Bachelor's degree Arrowhead
 
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