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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.

Region Click to sort the table by this column There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Occupation Title Click to sort the table by this column Wage Click to sort the table by this column 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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Central Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
15.00
$15.00 
High school diploma or equivalent
Southwest Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
11.92
$11.92 
High school diploma or equivalent
South Central Printing Press Operators
19.43
$19.43 
High school diploma or equivalent
Southeast Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
14.25
$14.25 
High school diploma or equivalent
West Central Accountants and Auditors
26.93
$26.93 
Bachelor's degree
North Central Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
17.81
$17.81 
High school diploma or equivalent
Southwest Central Industrial Machinery Mechanics
19.35
$19.35 
High school diploma or equivalent
Upper Minnesota Valley Customer Service Representatives
15.28
$15.28 
High school diploma or equivalent
Northwest Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
16.25
$16.25 
High school diploma or equivalent
Central Marketing Managers
42.79
$42.79 
Bachelor's degree
 
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