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Manufacturing: Just the Facts

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Great opportunities

Trained workers in manufacturing have excellent job placement rates. That means you’ll likely have lots of job opportunities awaiting you.



Average manufacturing salaries are 21% higher than all other industries in Minnesota. That means you can make a living that suits your lifestyle.


Always cutting-edge

Recent manufacturing innovations include 3D printing, next-generation robotics, and the Internet of Things. You could work on the next big thing!

State of Minnesota

MN = manufacturing

Nearly half of Minnesota’s top companies operate in manufacturing. So you can find work in a variety of industries, from beauty to boats to biotech.


A perfect fit

Minnesota’s manufacturers range in size from dozens to thousands of employees. So it’s easy to find the perfect fit for you.


Green is good

2 out of 3 U.S. businesses report that sustainable manufacturing is critical to being competitive today. That means you can help improve or protect the environment.


High demand

Over the next decade nearly 3.5 million U.S. manufacturing jobs need to be filled. That’s good news for skilled workers at any stage of their career.

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Land of 10,000 jobs

Today there are nearly 10,000 manufacturing positions open in Minnesota. Which one will be right for you?


Research and information taken from Career OneStop, Career Manufacturing, CAREERWise Education (formerly iSeek), Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic, Minnesota State Colleges & Universities Workforce Assessment Initiative, National Association of Manufacturers, O*NET, The Manufacturing Institute, U.S. Department of Labor and Wanted Analytics. Information is subject to change without notice.

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