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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.
 Sort ascending Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
Education Required
Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
High school diploma or equivalent West Central
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Production Helpers
Less than high school Southwest
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest Central
Computer Systems Analysts
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
Bachelor's degree Northwest
Machinery Maintenance Workers
$19.05  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent East Central
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
College certificate Headwaters
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
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