Average Salary: $46,169
What They Do
They manufacture goods in a variety of industries, performing tasks that may include operating machines, assembling and inspecting products, and conducting quality control.
Why It’s Hot
In a recent report, 80 percent of manufacturers said they have a moderate or serious shortage of qualified applicants for skilled and highly skilled production positions.
What You’ll Need
High school diploma or equivalent. Some employers prefer candidates with certification or an associate degree.