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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.
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
High school diploma or equivalent Southeast
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators
High school diploma or equivalent Arrowhead
Architectural and Engineering Managers
Bachelor's degree South Central
Training and Development Specialists
Bachelor's degree West Central
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Computer Systems Analysts
Bachelor's degree Southwest Central
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
$19.57  Refers to MN wage data. Regional data is not available.
High school diploma or equivalent Upper Minnesota Valley
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
High school diploma or equivalent South Central
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
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