Consider a Career in Advanced Manufacturing
At a Glance
With an estimated 34,590 new job opportunities each year in California, and only about 5,868 graduates to fill them, manufacturing and product development remains a promising sector for those who like to work with their minds and hands. High-tech manufacturing continues to grow, especially in the areas of 3-D printing, and high-speed, computerized numerical control machining. A degree or certificate from your local community college can catapult you into your new career.
Types of Careers
- CNC Programmer
- Machine Technician
- Industrial Electrician
- Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenter
- Tool & Die Maker
- Power Plant Operator
- Fabric & Apparel Pattern Maker
- Certified Welder
- Welder, Cutters, Solders, and Brazers:
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Electrical and Electronics Repairers,
Commercial and Industrial Equipment:
- Industrial Engineering Technicians:
- Occupational Health and Safety
- CNC Machine Tool Pragrammers, Metal
and Plastic: $62,479
Annual Wages are based on 2,80 work hours per year.
Industry Sector Pathways
- CAD/CAM, Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
- Industrial Automation, Supply Chain Technology
- Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, Instrumentation Technology
- Machine Technology, Machine Operator, Basic/Conventional Machining, Tool & Die
- Operations and Production Management
- Quality Assurance
- Welding, SMAW, GTAW, FCAW, Stick, TIG
Manufacturing categories with the largest growth include team assemblers, machinists, welders, tool and die makers, and mechanical and other engineers.
Opportunities for advancement are plentiful as technological advancements make higher-skill jobs in basic research and technology development, product and process engineering and design, operations and maintenance, transportation, testing, and lab work more prevalent.
Consider a Career in Advanced Manufacturing Training Programs
Training is available at the following colleges: