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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
Demand
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 Sort ascending Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
Typical
Education Required
Region There are 13 Economic Development Regions in Minnesota.
Maintenance and Repair Workers
15.89
$15.89 
High school diploma or equivalent Arrowhead
Maintenance and Repair Workers
17.32
$17.32 
High school diploma or equivalent West Central
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
14.99
$14.99 
High school diploma or equivalent Upper Minnesota Valley
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
13.93
$13.93 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
16.19
$16.19 
High school diploma or equivalent North Central
General Office Clerks
13.92
$13.92 
High school diploma or equivalent Upper Minnesota Valley
General Office Clerks
16.20
$16.20 
High school diploma or equivalent 7 County Twin Cities
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
17.14
$17.14 
High school diploma or equivalent West Central
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
18.32
$18.32 
College certificate Arrowhead
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
13.89
$13.89 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
 
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