Career Clusters  Manufacturing


Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products, including related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.

Employment Outlook

In many regions of the U.S. there is great demand for highly skilled technicians. Demand for low skill production workers will continue to decline. Manufacturing is still a large segment of the U.S., economy; companies are becoming more specialized and high-tech. Careers related to quality, logistics and health, safety and environmental assurance will continue to grow as these issues gain importance to the American public.