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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.
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Freight and Stock Laborers
Less than high school North Central
Industrial Engineering Technicians
Associate's degree Southwest Central
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
High school diploma or equivalent Upper Minnesota Valley
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
High school diploma or equivalent East Central
Industrial Engineers
Bachelor's degree Southeast
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
High school diploma or equivalent Northwest
General and Operations Managers
Bachelor's degree Headwaters
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest Central
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