One area of our region's economy that sets for growth is the advanced manufacturing sector. Building on the area's strong roots in traditional manufacturing; advanced manufacturing employs everything from robotics to nanotechnology to provide products that increase quality of life, provide innovative energy solutions, and build the industrial infrastructure of tomorrow. Careers in advanced manufacturing include high paying skill jobs and solid career growth potential.
Examples of advanced manufacturing careers include:
|JOB TITLE:||Average Salary
|CNC Machine Operator||$43,320|
|Fabric and Apparel
|Precision Instrument Repairer
|Machine Setter & Operator||$27,790
|Medical Equipment Technician||$31,550|
(Metal and Plastic)
|Painter (Transportation Equipment)
|Printing Machine Operator||$32,300|
|Tool and Die Maker
(Source U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics)
In a nutshell, Advanced Manufacturing is using high-tech equipment to produce items. An advanced education is required if you expect to land a high paying job in this field. In fact, many positions require familiarity with computers and at least a 2-year technical school or community college degree. Engineering and manager positions usually require a 4-year college degree in their field and in some cases a Master's degree with advanced process certifications.