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Careers in
Manufacturing

Would you like to get a job in this industry? Think about these types of careers.

95% of all computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic work in manufacturing.

Most people in these careers work in manufacturing:

Career name
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators & Tenders
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, & Systems Assemblers
Automotive Engineering Technicians
Biofuels Production Managers
Biomass Power Plant Managers
Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenters
Chemical Engineers
Chemical Equipment Operators & Tenders
Chemical Plant & System Operators
Cleaning, Washing, & Metal Pickling Equipment Operators & Tenders
Coating, Painting, & Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Coil Winders, Tapers, & Finishers
Bright Outlook
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal & Plastic
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic
Cooling & Freezing Equipment Operators & Tenders
Crushing, Grinding, & Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Cutters & Trimmers, Hand
Cutting & Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Cutting, Punching, & Press Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Bright Outlook
Dental Laboratory Technicians
Drilling & Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Electrical & Electronic Equipment Assemblers
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
Engine & Other Machine Assemblers
Etchers & Engravers
Extruding & Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Extruding & Forming Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Synthetic & Glass Fibers
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, & Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Fabric & Apparel Patternmakers
Fiberglass Laminators & Fabricators
First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers
Food & Tobacco Roasting, Baking, & Drying Machine Operators & Tenders
Food Batchmakers
Food Cooking Machine Operators & Tenders
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Foundry Mold & Coremakers
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, & Kettle Operators & Tenders
Furniture Finishers
Geothermal Production Managers
Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, & Finishers
Grinding & Polishing Workers, Hand
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, & Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Bright Outlook
Helpers--Production Workers
Bright Outlook
Human Factors Engineers & Ergonomists
Hydroelectric Production Managers
Industrial Engineering Technicians
Bright Outlook
Industrial Engineers
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Industrial Production Managers
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers
Lathe & Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Layout Workers, Metal & Plastic
Log Graders & Scalers
Machine Feeders & Offbearers
Machinists
Maintenance Workers, Machinery
Materials Engineers
Meat, Poultry, & Fish Cutters & Trimmers
Mechanical Drafters
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
Bright Outlook
Medical Appliance Technicians
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators & Tenders
Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators
Milling & Planing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Mixing & Blending Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Model Makers, Metal & Plastic
Molding & Casting Workers
Molding, Coremaking, & Casting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Packaging & Filling Machine Operators & Tenders
Painting, Coating, & Decorating Workers
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Patternmakers, Metal & Plastic
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, & Gaugers
Plating & Coating Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Potters, Manufacturing
Pourers & Casters, Metal
Prepress Technicians & Workers
Print Binding & Finishing Workers
Printing Press Operators
Quality Control Systems Managers
Refractory Materials Repairers
Robotics Technicians
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Wood
Semiconductor Processors
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, & Still Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Sewing Machine Operators
Shoe Machine Operators & Tenders
Slaughterers & Meat Packers
Solderers & Brazers
Stone Cutters & Carvers, Manufacturing
Structural Metal Fabricators & Fitters
Team Assemblers
Textile Bleaching & Dyeing Machine Operators & Tenders
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Textile Knitting & Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Textile Winding, Twisting, & Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Timing Device Assemblers & Adjusters
Tire Builders
Tool & Die Makers
Tool Grinders, Filers, & Sharpeners
Upholsterers
Welders, Cutters, & Welder Fitters
Welding, Soldering, & Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
45% of all biomedical engineers work in manufacturing.

Some people in these careers work in manufacturing:

Career name
Career name
Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technicians
Aerospace Engineers
Agricultural Engineers
Agricultural Technicians
Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians
Architectural & Engineering Managers
Automotive Engineers
Avionics Technicians
Bakers
Biochemical Engineers
Biochemists & Biophysicists
Biofuels Processing Technicians
Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology & Product Development Managers
Biomass Plant Technicians
Biomedical Engineers
Boilermakers
Buyers & Purchasing Agents, Farm Products
Camera & Photographic Equipment Repairers
Chemical Technicians
Chemists
Clinical Research Coordinators
Commercial & Industrial Designers
Computer Hardware Engineers
Conveyor Operators & Tenders
Bright Outlook
Cost Estimators
Crane & Tower Operators
Demonstrators & Product Promoters
Desktop Publishers
Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Commercial & Industrial Equipment
Electrical Drafters
Electrical Engineering Technicians
Electrical Engineering Technologists
Electrical Engineers
Electromechanical Engineering Technologists
Electronic Drafters
Electronics Engineering Technicians
Electronics Engineering Technologists
Electronics Engineers
Energy Engineers
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, & Blasters
Fabric Menders
Fire-Prevention & Protection Engineers
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers
Food Science Technicians
Food Scientists & Technologists
Foresters
Fuel Cell Engineers
Fuel Cell Technicians
Gem & Diamond Workers
Graders & Sorters, Agricultural Products
Graphic Designers
Hoist & Winch Operators
Bright Outlook
Human Resources Managers
Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
Industrial Engineering Technologists
Industrial Safety & Health Engineers
Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators
Jewelers
Bright Outlook
Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand
Logisticians
Logistics Analysts
Logistics Engineers
Logistics Managers
Bright Outlook
Maintenance & Repair Workers, General
Manufactured Building & Mobile Home Installers
Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
Manufacturing Engineers
Manufacturing Production Technicians
Bright Outlook
Marketing Managers
Materials Scientists
Mechanical Engineering Technologists
Mechanical Engineers
Mechatronics Engineers
Methane/Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians
Microbiologists
Microsystems Engineers
Bright Outlook
Millwrights
Model Makers, Wood
Nanosystems Engineers
Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians
Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists
Natural Sciences Managers
Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
Occupational Health & Safety Specialists
Bright Outlook
Occupational Health & Safety Technicians
Bright Outlook
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Order Clerks
Bright Outlook
Orthotists & Prosthetists
Packers & Packagers, Hand
Painters, Transportation Equipment
Patternmakers, Wood
Petroleum Engineers
Photonics Engineers
Photonics Technicians
Precious Metal Workers
Procurement Clerks
Product Safety Engineers
Production, Planning, & Expediting Clerks
Purchasing Agents
Purchasing Managers
Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists
Recycling & Reclamation Workers
Riggers
Robotics Engineers
Rock Splitters, Quarry
Sales Engineers
Sales Managers
Bright Outlook
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Technical & Scientific Products
Sewers, Hand
Bright Outlook
Sheet Metal Workers
Shipping, Receiving, & Traffic Clerks
Shoe & Leather Workers & Repairers
Bright Outlook
Software Developers, Systems Software
Solar Energy Systems Engineers
Solar Sales Representatives & Assessors
Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators
Storage & Distribution Managers
Tank Car, Truck, & Ship Loaders
Bright Outlook
Technical Writers
Transportation Managers
Validation Engineers
Water Resource Specialists
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, & Samplers, Recordkeeping
Wholesale & Retail Buyers
Wind Energy Engineers