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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.
Current
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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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Education Required
Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
28.53
$28.53 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
16.73
$16.73 
Less than high school Central
Sales Managers
39.22
$39.22 
Bachelor's degree Central
Sales Managers
29.47
$29.47 
Bachelor's degree Upper Minnesota Valley
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
12.96
$12.96 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Sales Managers
37.08
$37.08 
Bachelor's degree North Central
Purchasing Agents
27.23
$27.23 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
16.67
$16.67 
High school diploma or equivalent Southwest Central
Computer Systems Analysts
27.41
$27.41 
Bachelor's degree Southwest
Prepress Technicians and Workers
22.11
$22.11 
College certificate South Central
 
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