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Manufacturing & Production

Production and manufacturing industries employ more than eleven million workers in the United States. People working in manufacturing jobs produce a wide range of physical goods, from metals and machinery to apparel, food, and beverages. Many modern jobs involve the use of sophisticated complicated equipment, although hands-on fabrication is still involved in many manufacturing processes.

Many individuals in the manufacturing industry work on assembly lines, and are responsible for different stages of a complex manufacturing process. People working in quality control and quality assurance jobs are responsible for reviewing the product and ensuring that it meets quality standards.

During the next decade, the number of job opportunities in manufacturing is expected to decline overall during. However, because manufacturing encompasses so many different types of products, there will continue to be opportunities in certain areas, based on market demand. For more information on specific production and manufacturing careers, browse the articles listed below. Each article includes job outlook, average salary, and training requirements.

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