COOL CAREERS FOR STUDENTS

 

INSIDE MANUFACTURING SERIES

Produced by the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) and PBS39 Lehigh Valley, the Inside Manufacturing online video series opens the doors to area companies revealing the technology, career opportunities and modern work environments that are characteristic of today’s manufacturing companies.
 

 

COOL CAREER OPTIONS

How can you get one of these cool careers? Check out your options and the easy three-step process below.


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CAREERS

Mechanical engineers develop, test, and improve processes and products using advanced mathematics and physics. See More


CAD TECHNICIAN CAREERS

Computer Aided Design (CAD) technicians use software to create design plans for many industries. See More


WELDING CAREERS

Welders use hand-held equipment to fuse metal together. Welding is used everywhere – from underwater to outer space. See More


ACCOUNTING CAREERS

Accountants analyze financial information and discover different ways to make manufacturing more affordable. See More


MACHINIST CAREERS

Machinists are similar to sculptors – they take blocks of metal and shape them into precision parts. See More


ASSEMBLY CAREERS

Assemblers work with their hands, tools and machines to put together automobiles, computers, airplanes, and more. See More


CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CAREERS

Chemical engineers solve problems related to the production of food, fuel, drugs, and many other products in your daily life. See More


MECHATRONICS CAREERS

Mechatronics training prepares you to work with highly-automated systems in electronics, mechanics, computers and robots. See More


ELECTRONICS CAREERS

Electronics engineers work on computer equipment, robotics, automotive equipment, and missile control systems. See More


SUPPLY CHAIN CAREERS

Supply chain professionals manage the creation and movement of materials between manufacturers and consumers. See More

HOW TO BUILD YOUR CAREER

 

STEP ONE: CONTACT A COUNSELOR

Talk to your school’s guidance counselor or your college’s career advisor to find out more information on available training resources and scholarships.

STEP TWO: COMPLETE TRAINING

You can complete training in as little as 12 months. Pennsylvania students can complete 12–18-month programs, two-year degree program, and four-year degree programs.

STEP THREE: BEGIN YOUR CAREER

Many advanced manufacturing training programs have 100 percent job placement. Most manufacturers begin as a paid apprentice and move on to journeyman in 18 months.