Manufacturing companies convert raw materials into finished goods. These goods can then be sold through wholesale/retail markets or exported. Careers in manufacturing can range from research and development, analysis, planning, surveying, and more. These roles are connected to other industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, textiles, automotive, and aerospace. 


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Focus Areas in Manufacturing

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Roles include those who work in the parts production and assembly plants of automobile manufacturers. There can be working on the smallest part to the completed automobiles. Automotive industry workers read specifications, design parts, build, maintain, and operate machinery and tools used to produce parts, and assemble automobiles.

industrial designers

Industrial designers combine technical knowledge of materials, machines, and production with artistic talent to improve the appearance and function of machine-made products.


Robotics engineers design, develop, build, and program robots and robotic devices, including peripheral equipment and computer software, used to control robots. Robotics technicians assist robotics engineers in a wide variety of tasks relating to the design, development, production, testing, operation, repair, and maintenance of robots and robotic devices.

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