Careers in manufacturing are related to the creation of products from raw materials or components. These jobs are usually in a factory, plant or mill.
Manufacturing workers work with products and equipment. You might design a new product, decide how the product will be made, or make the product. You might work on cars, computers, appliances, airplanes, or electronic devices.
Other manufacturing workers install or repair products. For example, you might install refrigerators or washers, repair plumping in commercial buildings, or diagnose engine problems in cars and trucks
Many of manufacturing jobs fall into the category called “new collar” jobs; jobs that fall in-between professional careers and trade work. These jobs often combine technical skills with a knowledge base rooted in higher education.