Careers in manufacturing are related to the creation of products from raw materials or components. These jobs are usually in a factory, plant or mill.
Many of manufacturing jobs fall into the category called “new collar” jobs; jobs that fall in-between professional careers and trade work. These jobs often combine technical skills with a knowledge base rooted in higher education.
Assemblers and Fabricators
Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Medical Appliance Technicians
Food and Tobacco Processing Workers
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Machinery Maintenance Workers
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
Machinists and Tool and Die Makers
Metal and Plastic Machine Workers
Painting and Coating Workers
Power Plant Operators
Quality Control Inspectors
Sheet Metal Workers
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators