Careers in Advanced Manufacturing
Advanced manufacturing uses innovative technology to improve products or processes and usually requires fewer higher-skill, higher-paid workers than traditional manufacturing. That’s because many lower-skill processes have been automated. Professionals in workforce development, economic development, and higher education are fighting to make their communities well suited for advanced manufacturing industries. Why all the buzz? Because advanced manufacturing typically offers competitive wages, contributes handsomely to a region’s gross regional product, and offers career pathways for workers with a wide variety of education and skills, including many middle-skill jobs.