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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.
Accountants and Auditors
28.39
$28.39 
Bachelor's degree West Central
Maintenance and Repair Workers
14.59
$14.59 
High school diploma or equivalent Headwaters
Maintenance and Repair Workers
18.91
$18.91 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
21.27
$21.27 
College certificate Southwest
Freight and Stock Laborers
13.72
$13.72 
Less than high school South Central
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
25.94
$25.94 
High school diploma or equivalent Upper Minnesota Valley
General Office Clerks
13.99
$13.99 
High school diploma or equivalent Central
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
31.73
$31.73 
High school diploma or equivalent Arrowhead
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
23.26
$23.26 
College certificate Northwest
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
24.75
$24.75 
College certificate South Central
 
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