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Careers in
Manufacturing

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98% of all computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic work in manufacturing.

Most people in these careers work in manufacturing:

Where do they work?
Bright Outlook (New job opportunities likely in the future. Click a sun below to learn more.)
Green (Careers that are part of the green economy. Click a leaf below to learn more.)
Registered Apprenticeship (Careers with apprenticeship programs. Click a logo below to learn more.)
Career name Bright Outlook Green Apprenticeship
Where do they work? Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators & Tenders
Where do they work? Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technicians
Apprenticeship
Where do they work? Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, & Systems Assemblers
Green
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Where do they work? Automotive Engineering Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Automotive Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Biofuels Production Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Biomass Power Plant Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenters
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Where do they work? Chemical Equipment Operators & Tenders
Green
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Where do they work? Chemical Plant & System Operators
Green
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Where do they work? Cleaning, Washing, & Metal Pickling Equipment Operators & Tenders
Where do they work? Coating, Painting, & Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
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Where do they work? Coil Winders, Tapers, & Finishers
Where do they work? Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal & Plastic
Bright Outlook
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Where do they work? Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic
Green
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Where do they work? Cooling & Freezing Equipment Operators & Tenders
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Where do they work? Crushing, Grinding, & Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
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Where do they work? Cutters & Trimmers, Hand
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Where do they work? Cutting & Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
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Where do they work? Cutting, Punching, & Press Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Green
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Where do they work? Dental Laboratory Technicians
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Where do they work? Drilling & Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Green
Where do they work? Electrical & Electronic Equipment Assemblers
Green
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Where do they work? Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
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Where do they work? Engine & Other Machine Assemblers
Green
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Where do they work? Etchers & Engravers
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Where do they work? Extruding & Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
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Where do they work? Extruding & Forming Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Synthetic & Glass Fibers
Where do they work? Extruding, Forming, Pressing, & Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
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Where do they work? Fabric & Apparel Patternmakers
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Where do they work? Fabric Menders
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Where do they work? Fiberglass Laminators & Fabricators
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Where do they work? First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers
Green
Where do they work? Food & Tobacco Roasting, Baking, & Drying Machine Operators & Tenders
Where do they work? Food Batchmakers
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Where do they work? Food Cooking Machine Operators & Tenders
Where do they work? Forging Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
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Where do they work? Foundry Mold & Coremakers
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Where do they work? Fuel Cell Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, & Kettle Operators & Tenders
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Where do they work? Furniture Finishers
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Where do they work? Geothermal Production Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, & Finishers
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Where do they work? Grinding & Polishing Workers, Hand
Where do they work? Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, & Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
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Where do they work? Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
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Where do they work? Helpers--Production Workers
Bright Outlook
Where do they work? Human Factors Engineers & Ergonomists
Bright Outlook
Where do they work? Hydroelectric Production Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Industrial Engineering Technicians
Green
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Where do they work? Industrial Engineers
Green
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Where do they work? Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Bright Outlook
Green
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Where do they work? Industrial Production Managers
Green
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Where do they work? Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers
Bright Outlook
Green
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Where do they work? Lathe & Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
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Where do they work? Layout Workers, Metal & Plastic
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Where do they work? Log Graders & Scalers
Where do they work? Machine Feeders & Offbearers
Where do they work? Machinists
Bright Outlook
Green
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Where do they work? Maintenance Workers, Machinery
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Where do they work? Materials Engineers
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Where do they work? Meat, Poultry, & Fish Cutters & Trimmers
Where do they work? Mechanical Drafters
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Where do they work? Mechanical Engineering Technicians
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Where do they work? Mechanical Engineers
Green
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Where do they work? Medical Appliance Technicians
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Where do they work? Metal-Refining Furnace Operators & Tenders
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Where do they work? Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Milling & Planing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
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Where do they work? Mixing & Blending Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Green
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Where do they work? Model Makers, Metal & Plastic
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Where do they work? Model Makers, Wood
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Where do they work? Molding & Casting Workers
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Where do they work? Molding, Coremaking, & Casting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
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Where do they work? Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
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Where do they work? Packaging & Filling Machine Operators & Tenders
Where do they work? Painting, Coating, & Decorating Workers
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Where do they work? Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
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Where do they work? Patternmakers, Metal & Plastic
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Where do they work? Patternmakers, Wood
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Where do they work? Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, & Gaugers
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Where do they work? Plating & Coating Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
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Where do they work? Potters, Manufacturing
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Where do they work? Pourers & Casters, Metal
Where do they work? Prepress Technicians & Workers
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Where do they work? Print Binding & Finishing Workers
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Where do they work? Printing Press Operators
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Where do they work? Quality Control Systems Managers
Bright Outlook
Where do they work? Refractory Materials Repairers
Where do they work? Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
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Where do they work? Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Wood
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Where do they work? Semiconductor Processors
Where do they work? Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, & Still Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Green
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Where do they work? Sewing Machine Operators
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Where do they work? Shoe Machine Operators & Tenders
Where do they work? Slaughterers & Meat Packers
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Where do they work? Solderers & Brazers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Stone Cutters & Carvers, Manufacturing
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Where do they work? Structural Metal Fabricators & Fitters
Green
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Where do they work? Team Assemblers
Bright Outlook
Green
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Where do they work? Textile Bleaching & Dyeing Machine Operators & Tenders
Where do they work? Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Where do they work? Textile Knitting & Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
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Where do they work? Textile Winding, Twisting, & Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
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Where do they work? Timing Device Assemblers & Adjusters
Where do they work? Tire Builders
Where do they work? Tool & Die Makers
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Where do they work? Tool Grinders, Filers, & Sharpeners
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Where do they work? Welders, Cutters, & Welder Fitters
Bright Outlook
Green
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Where do they work? Welding, Soldering, & Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
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Where do they work? Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
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47% of all biomedical engineers work in manufacturing.

Some people in these careers work in manufacturing:

Where do they work?
Bright Outlook (New job opportunities likely in the future. Click a sun below to learn more.)
Green (Careers that are part of the green economy. Click a leaf below to learn more.)
Registered Apprenticeship (Careers with apprenticeship programs. Click a logo below to learn more.)
Career name Bright Outlook Green Apprenticeship
Where do they work? Aerospace Engineers
Green
Where do they work? Agricultural Engineers
Where do they work? Agricultural Technicians
Green
Where do they work? Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians
Apprenticeship
Where do they work? Architectural & Engineering Managers
Green
Where do they work? Avionics Technicians
Apprenticeship
Where do they work? Bakers
Apprenticeship
Where do they work? Biochemical Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Biochemists & Biophysicists
Where do they work? Biofuels Processing Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology & Product Development Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Biologists
Where do they work? Biomass Plant Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Biomedical Engineers
Bright Outlook
Where do they work? Boilermakers
Green
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Where do they work? Budget Analysts
Where do they work? Buyers & Purchasing Agents, Farm Products
Green
Where do they work? Chemical Engineers
Green
Where do they work? Chemical Technicians
Green
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Where do they work? Chemists
Green
Where do they work? Clinical Research Coordinators
Bright Outlook
Where do they work? Commercial & Industrial Designers
Green
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Where do they work? Compensation & Benefits Managers
Where do they work? Computer Hardware Engineers
Where do they work? Conveyor Operators & Tenders
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Where do they work? Cost Estimators
Bright Outlook
Where do they work? Craft Artists
Apprenticeship
Where do they work? Crane & Tower Operators
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Where do they work? Desktop Publishers
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Where do they work? Electric Motor, Power Tool, & Related Repairers
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Where do they work? Electrical & Electronics Installers & Repairers, Transportation Equipment
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Where do they work? Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Commercial & Industrial Equipment
Green
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Where do they work? Electrical Drafters
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Where do they work? Electrical Engineering Technicians
Green
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Where do they work? Electrical Engineering Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Electrical Engineers
Green
Where do they work? Electro-Mechanical Technicians
Green
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Where do they work? Electromechanical Engineering Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Electronic Drafters
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Where do they work? Electronics Engineering Technicians
Green
Apprenticeship
Where do they work? Electronics Engineering Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Electronics Engineers
Green
Where do they work? Energy Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Fashion Designers
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Where do they work? Fire-Prevention & Protection Engineers
Where do they work? First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, & Material Movers, Hand
Where do they work? First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Where do they work? Food Science Technicians
Where do they work? Food Scientists & Technologists
Where do they work? Fuel Cell Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Gem & Diamond Workers
Apprenticeship
Where do they work? General & Operations Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Graders & Sorters, Agricultural Products
Where do they work? Graphic Designers
Apprenticeship
Where do they work? Hoist & Winch Operators
Where do they work? Human Resources Assistants
Apprenticeship
Where do they work? Human Resources Managers
Where do they work? Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Industrial Engineering Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Industrial Safety & Health Engineers
Green
Where do they work? Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Jewelers
Apprenticeship
Where do they work? Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand
Bright Outlook
Green
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Where do they work? Logging Equipment Operators
Where do they work? Logisticians
Bright Outlook
Where do they work? Logistics Analysts
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Logistics Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Logistics Managers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Maintenance & Repair Workers, General
Bright Outlook
Green
Apprenticeship
Where do they work? Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Manufacturing Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Manufacturing Production Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Marine Architects
Where do they work? Marine Engineers
Where do they work? Marketing Managers
Green
Where do they work? Materials Scientists
Green
Where do they work? Mechanical Engineering Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Mechatronics Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Methane/Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Microbiologists
Where do they work? Microsystems Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Millwrights
Green
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Where do they work? Nanosystems Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Natural Sciences Managers
Green
Where do they work? Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
Bright Outlook
Where do they work? Occupational Health & Safety Specialists
Green
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Where do they work? Occupational Health & Safety Technicians
Green
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Where do they work? Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Apprenticeship
Where do they work? Order Clerks
Where do they work? Orthotists & Prosthetists
Bright Outlook
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Where do they work? Packers & Packagers, Hand
Bright Outlook
Where do they work? Painters, Transportation Equipment
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Where do they work? Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks
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Where do they work? Photonics Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Photonics Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Precious Metal Workers
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Where do they work? Procurement Clerks
Where do they work? Product Safety Engineers
Where do they work? Production, Planning, & Expediting Clerks
Green
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Where do they work? Pump Operators
Where do they work? Purchasing Agents
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Where do they work? Purchasing Managers
Where do they work? Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists
Bright Outlook
Where do they work? Recycling & Reclamation Workers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Recycling Coordinators
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Riggers
Bright Outlook
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Where do they work? Robotics Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Robotics Technicians
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Rock Splitters, Quarry
Where do they work? Sales Engineers
Where do they work? Sales Managers
Bright Outlook
Where do they work? Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing
Bright Outlook
Where do they work? Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Technical & Scientific Products
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Sewers, Hand
Where do they work? Sheet Metal Workers
Green
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Where do they work? Shipping, Receiving, & Traffic Clerks
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Shoe & Leather Workers & Repairers
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Where do they work? Software Developers, Systems Software
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Solar Energy Systems Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Solar Sales Representatives & Assessors
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators
Green
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Where do they work? Storage & Distribution Managers
Green
Where do they work? Tank Car, Truck, & Ship Loaders
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Where do they work? Technical Writers
Where do they work? Transportation Managers
Green
Where do they work? Upholsterers
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Where do they work? Validation Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Water Resource Specialists
Bright Outlook
Green
Where do they work? Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, & Samplers, Recordkeeping
Where do they work? Wind Energy Engineers
Bright Outlook
Green