First of all, what is "Manufacturing"? In a nutshell...
“Manufacturing” essentially means making things. Creating a finished product from raw materials, and turning ideas into reality. From cell phones, to computer chips, pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, cosmetics, cars, food, prosthetics, furniture, cosmetics…. you name it, literally everything that’s MADE is “manufactured”.
The Video below will set the record straight about the reality of Manufacturing in the 21st Century!
Toto... We're not in Kansas anymore.
Just like the technology of creating movies has changed in a HUGE way since 1939 when the Wizard of Oz was released, the technology of manufacturing has evolved as well. A lot!
Many people still think of manufacturing as the “old school” factory sweatshop that’s greasy and dirty; with workers doing boring and repetitive tasks all day every day. We may not know any better because “manufacturing” isn’t something that’s in our face like movies and media.
Well, that negative perception of manufacturing and manufacturing careers couldn’t be further from the truth. Manufacturing has changed big time, and now offers:
- High salaries (average salary is $81,000/year which = 22% more than the average US worker) *
- Excellent benefits (more private manufacturing employers offer health benefits than in any other private sector industry)
- Clean work spaces
- State of the art facilities
- Fast paced environment
- New cutting edge advanced technologies designed to develop amazingly creative and innovative products
This is the new reality!
We’re working on getting the word out that there are tremendously valuable career opportunities in the manufacturing industry; from design, to production, to maintenance, and even installation. It’s an amazing industry doing amazing things, and it needs people.
- can understand highly technical information
- have strong mechanical ability
- are good at problem solving
- can make complex decisions
- are comfortable working in a team environment
You may not even realize you have these skills until you're exposed to various Manufacturing careers. Which is where we come in.
Although there are thousands of job opportunities for skilled people pretty much everywhere, right now we’re just going to focus on 10 different career paths to get you started. (I’ll show you where to find info on many more manufacturing careers a little further down this post.)
10 Manufacturing Careers to Get You Started
That's right. Those 10 Manufacturing Careers are just the tip of the iceberg.
But we’ve dug deeper. Much deeper. In fact, we have a full blown course entitled “Manufacturing Careers. Discover the World of Making, Creating, & Manufacturing”.
This course not only simplifies the world of Manufacturing, it also identifies, and links to, well over 100+ manufacturing careers that you’ve likely never considered, or even heard of. It’s all good stuff, so I recommend you check it out. The 1st lesson is free so you’ve got nothing to lose and lots to gain. Enjoy!