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To learn more about working as a technician, machinist, operator, designer or engineer, check out the links below to information about apprenticeships, career opportunities and videos showing what people do on the job. Some of the highly paid, in-demand local careers include:

  • Machinist - $28,000 - $70,000 per year
  • Manufacturing Technician $21,000 - $57,000 per year
  • Design Engineer $49,000 - $128,000 per year
  • Manufacturing Engineering Manager $80,000 - $130,000 per year
Apprenticeships
 
Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering
CNC Apprenticeships in Canada
Department of Labor Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program
National Institute for Metal Working Skills Apprenticeship and certification guidelines
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students
Society of Manufacturing Engineers promotes apprenticeships


Career Exploration Web Sites
 
Career in Manufacturing - careers in manufacturing with videos, employer interviews, college information and many other resources n this interactive web site.
Explore Technical Careers - learn about careers in design, technology, engineering, manufacturing, computers, health, biotechnology and more at this fun, interactive web site with games and activities. Career information includes:
Tool and Die Maker Semiconductor Technician
Sheet Metal Worker Mechanical Engineer
Electrical Engineer Avionics Technician
Industrial Chemist Civil Engineer
Robotics Technologist Environmental Engineer
3D Renderer/Designer (CAD-CAM) Industrial Engineering Technicians
Computer Hardware Engineer Mechanical Drafter - Designer
Chemical Engineer    
 
Careers working with Metal - The Precision Metal Forming Association Educational Foundation presents testimonials and videos of employees and describes employment opportunities working as Manufacturing Technology Associates, Production Associates, Machinist, Tool & Die Makers and other positions. The site includes training and education information as well as virtual plant tours, scholarships and other resources.
Nontraditional Careers for Women - Information and links to women’s professional associations and other resources for young women considering nontraditional careers.
Explore hot jobs in California - Find hot jobs, take a career quiz, check salaries and read about how people find interesting careers. The site reports that Machinists earn $18.01 per hour, Mechanical Engineers earn $39.54 per hour and Industry Machinery Mechanics earn $39.54 per hour.
Careers at NASA - Learn about the many careers related to space travel at this NASA site for students.
Explore Careers - pick an industry to explore and learn what you’d do on the job.
Design, Engineering and Technical Careers - Find out more about specific careers in design, technology and engineering – what tasks are involved, salary, skills and education needed, opportunities and more. Read and watch videos about these technical careers:
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians  
Aerospace Engineers
Agricultural Engineers
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
Architectural Drafters
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
Chemical Engineers
Civil Drafters
Civil Engineering Technicians
Civil Engineers
Computer Hardware Engineers
Electrical Drafters
Electrical Engineering Technicians
Electrical Engineers
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
Electronic Drafters
Electronics Engineering Technicians
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
Environmental Engineers
Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers
Industrial Engineering Technicians
Industrial Engineers
Industrial Safety and Health Engineers
Landscape Architects
Mapping Technicians
Marine Architects
Marine Engineers
Materials Engineers
Mechanical Drafters
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
Mechanical Engineers
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
Nuclear Engineers
Petroleum Engineers
Product Safety Engineers
Surveying Technicians
Surveyors


Career
 
American Welding Society – Take up the Torch Career Information
Careersprep explains Machinist Tool Programmer careers
CNC Concepts Answers to student questions about CNC Careers
East Bay Career guide to CNC Operator Careers
US Dept. of Labor About Computer Control Programmers and Operators
US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Machinists and CNC Operators 06-07
US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Designers


Videos
 
Haas Automation CNC Careers video
SolidWorks video gallery
Technology Career videos including several on machinists
Fabricator
Plastics Engineer
Plastic Machinist
Plastic Machinist II
Machinist Profile
Meachanical Engineer
Plastics Careers
Tool & Die Maker
Wood Engineer
Wood Arts Designer
Industrial Designer

 

   
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