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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.
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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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Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
32.64
$32.64 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
15.42
$15.42 
High school diploma or equivalent East Central
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
22.82
$22.82 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
14.25
$14.25 
High school diploma or equivalent Upper Minnesota Valley
Freight and Stock Laborers
11.57
$11.57 
Less than high school North Central
General and Operations Managers
34.10
$34.10 
Associate's degree Northwest
Industrial Engineering Technicians
26.36
$26.36 
Associate's degree Southwest Central
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
28.83
$28.83 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
21.06
$21.06 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest Central
General and Operations Managers
30.82
$30.82 
Associate's degree Headwaters
 
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