High-wage / High-skill Manufacturing Careers
Manufacturing Career Opportunities
Manufacturing covers a wide spectrum of jobs and career opportunities from assembly workers to technicians through engineering, supervisory, research and management positions.
Despite changes in manufacturing in the past few years, manufacturing workers still account for approximately 15% of Pennsylvania's workforce. Manufacturing wages are generally higher and healthcare benefit plans can be more inclusive than those in other career sectors.
Manufacturing also offers good career opportunities for women.
I never realized that women could become machinists. I just love shop work! Today the doors are open to get an education in manufacturing as a welder or a machinist or in the electrical trades. They're exciting and a really good career. I love it!
I would like more information on other manufacturing jobs and careers, including job descriptions, skill and education requirements, regional demand, and wages.
What is the Manufacturing Job Market Looking For?
Skilled "gold collar" jobs that require high tech skills and computer literacy are replacing unskilled "blue-collar" jobs. In fact, skilled "Gold Collar" jobs are the fastest growing job market segment.
These gold collar jobs require specialized skill training or an associate's degree (2 years).
Regional Manufacturing Openings
Despite the downturn in manufacturing in the past few years, there is still a significant need for skilled manufacturing employees in southwestern PA!
Manufacturing supports a wide range of careers that are needed for companies to be successful!
I would like to learn more about the many manufacturing support positions.