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Career Resources — Manufacturing

Industry Overview

Manufacturing covers a wide range of industries, but the main categories are durable and nondurable goods. It employs workers with an equally wide range of skill levels, education, and interests. One of the most important part of the manufacturing workforce is engineering and their work focuses on research, development, analysis, planning surveying, application, facility evaluation etc.


Vault provides in-depth intelligence on what it's really like to work in an industry, company or profession—and how to position yourself for success. What you can find:

  • Background
  • Structure
  • Outlook
  • Resources and Professional Associations 



O*Net provides a detailed analysis of tasks, environments, salary, skills, etc. necessary for jobs related to the legal industry. For the legal sector, required skills include:

  • Active Listening                               
  • Detail Oriented 
  • Troubleshooting
  • Monitoring
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Time Management
Occupational Outlook Handbook

This is a guide to career, training information, labor market and salaries. 


Further Education

Typically those in manufacturing have a Bachelor of Science, often in engineering. Further education includes master’s and doctoral levels where students can specialize in computer integrated manufacturing, quality engineering and integrated product engineering. For more information visit the Education Portal.