Fifty years ago most of the people employed by the manufacturing industry did not attend college. Most graduated from “high school and went straight to the factory, where they could find a good job for life.” Fast forward to today and it is “becoming more common for manufacturers to hire workers who have some higher education.” In 2012 20% of the manufacturing workforce had a bachelor’s degree. This is up from 16% in 2000. “Nearly 9% of the manufacturing workforce has a graduate or professional degree.”
There will be over 2.5 million good-paying jobs created in the next few years, but will workers know how to get them? Check out our job search links to find jobs in US Manufacturing and trades. Search for manufacturing jobs by Company, Location, Salary, Education or Job description.
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The Boeing Company
As of January 2017 Boeing employs over 140,000 employees in all 50 states. They have more than 50,000 factory employees and more than 45,000 engineers. Find out what manufacturing opportunities are currently available at Boeing.