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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.
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South Central Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
19.36
$19.36 
High school diploma or equivalent
7 County Twin Cities Electrical and Electronics Drafters
26.16
$26.16 
Associate's degree
North Central Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
16.60
$16.60 
High school diploma or equivalent
East Central Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
18.14
$18.14 
High school diploma or equivalent
Southwest Mechanical Engineers
30.01
$30.01 
Bachelor's degree
Headwaters Computer Systems Analysts
32.95
$32.95 
Bachelor's degree
Arrowhead Applications Software Developers
34.41
$34.41 
Bachelor's degree
Northwest Mechanical Engineers
33.67
$33.67 
Bachelor's degree
Upper Minnesota Valley Purchasing Agents
23.33
$23.33 
High school diploma or equivalent
Central Multiple Machine Tool Operators
18.76
$18.76 
High school diploma or equivalent
 
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