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With few barriers to entry, there are lots of opportunities for growth and advancement in manufacturing. And once you’re inside, you can work to master a particular career path, or move from one path to the next as your skills and interests change. No matter what path you choose, getting started and getting paid is easier than ever.

These pathways represent only a few examples of the careers you might find. As a dynamic industry, manufacturing will continue to grow and evolve as new innovations emerge—creating new job types and functions.

Career pathways within each manufacturing company will differ, but the tools below shows how someone like you might move from entry-level to more advanced careers by building your skills and qualifications over time.

Industrial Maintenance

Keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair.

Explore Industrial Maintenance Pathway

Machining Pathway

Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments.

Explore Machining Pathway

Welding Pathway

Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components.

Explore Welding Pathway